Paul Anderson expects Danny Brough’s ‘forced’ break to do the Huddersfield Giants playmaker a power of good.

Huddersfield boss Anderson revealed he had taken the decision not to risk the goalkicking half-back against Castleford Tigers on Friday night after failing to make a full recovery from a dead leg suffered at Widnes Vikings five days earlier.

That means Brough should be 100% fit for Sunday’s home Super League XXI clash against Wakefield as the Giants look to pick up the pieces of their two demoralising defeats to the Tigers and the Vikings – with Anderson expecting his stand-off to be fired-up for the occasion.

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“I took the decision the day before the Castleford game not to put Broughy out there,” said Anderson.

“He just wasn’t right, although he was always going to argue that he was!

“That’s because Broughy hates missing games, and as he’s such a tough so-and-so he’s prepared to play through the pain to be involved.

“But in the long-term, I felt it was far better for the club that he sat this one out, so he can give us more in the weeks and months ahead.

“I’m sure he’ll benefit from the break.”

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