Huddersfield Giants have already had more than 20 applications for the post of head coach.

The Giants parted company with Paul Anderson and his assistant Kieron Purtill last week following a miserable run in Super League this season.

Head of Youth Development Andy Kelly has taken charge temporarily and, following a 31-30 win at Salford to lift spirits, is aiming to topple Wakefield Trinity on Thursday night in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup quarter-finals.

It seems nothing will happen until at least next week with regard to the vacancy, but club chairman Ken Davy and managing director Richard Thewlis have been sorting through the CVs of a couple of dozen potential candidates.

However, Kelly does not see himself as the permanent replacement.

“My remit is just to get the club through the next period of the season,” said the 55-year-old, who is also coach of the England Academy team set to tour Australia next month.

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“The head coach’s job is not what I came to the club to do and it is not what I see myself doing.

“I will do the job while ever the club asks me to do it, but my understanding is that the club will be looking to bring somebody in.”