Rested Huddersfield Giants captain Danny Brough will give the club’ youngsters 100% support when they line up at Bradford Bulls in tomorrow’s Super League clash at Odsal (5.45).

Just four players who were involved in Huddersfield’s 40-0 thrashing of Wakefield when they lifted the League Leaders Shield a week ago will feature in this weekend’s West Yorkshire derby.

 

Acting captain David Faiumu, Michael Lawrence, Ukuma Ta’ai and Kyle Wood retain their places, with the club’s highly-talented youngsters filling the remaining spots.

In contrast, the Bulls will be fielding a strong side in what is their final home game of the season – and last of the 2013 campaign after failing to reach the play-offs.

It means the Huddersfield youngsters could face a baptism of Super League fire.

But Brough is confident they’ll all give a good account of themselves and will do their club proud.

“It’s obvious quite a lot of these players are getting a run that few of them would have expected,” said Brough.

“But I know how excited they all are and how much they’re looking forward to testing themselves at the highest level.

“And they know that the senior members of the Super League squad who aren’t playing will be going to Bradford and giving them 100% support.”

Although the Bulls will be a lot stronger, they are also giving youth its chance, with youngsters Nathan Conroy and Curtis Naughton in the Bradford squad.

They replace inspirational full-ball Brett Kearney, who is still struggling with a shoulder injury, and Nick Scruton who will miss his first game of the season after

dislocating his thumb during last weekend’s 20-10 home defeat to bottom club London Broncos.