Former St Helens and Bradford Bulls goalkicking winger Jamie Foster is on trial with the Giants.

The 25-year-old St Helens-born back will tomorrow train with Huddersfield for the first time, with the hope of securing a Super League contract.

Foster is currently unattached and desperate to get back onto the top-flight stage after a couple of tough years with the Bulls.

And with the Giants preparing for Friday’s home game against Wigan without Danny Brough (leg), Scott Grix (shoulder), Craig Huby (hand), Luke Robinson (back/hip), Jared Simpson (ankle), Joe Wardle (quad) and Kyle Wood (quad), Foster’s chances of getting the chance to prove himself in the competitive environment immediately do seem fairly high.

Huddersfield Giants' Michael Lawrence in action against St Helens (Pic by John Rushworth)

“Because the squad is down on numbers right now, this is a good opportunity for Jamie to come here, impress the coaching staff and try and earn a contract,” confirmed Giants managing director Richard Thewlis.

“Jamie is currently unattached and keen to get back into the Super League environment as quickly as possible, so we’re looking to see that hunger and desire as soon as he starts training with us today.

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“He knows we’ve handed him a potential lifeline after a couple of years in the Super League wilderness, while we know that if he can re-discover the form he showed at the start of his career he could be a very good asset for us.”

It is also believed the Giants are closing in on a second, as yet unnamed, top-flight player who would help re-inforce the squad at just the right time