New Super League Dream Team star Brett Ferres believes the Huddersfield Giants will head into tomorrow’s home play-off clash against Wigan Warriors in peak condition.

The 27-year-old back-row forward returns to action at the John Smith’s Stadium after being one of the 13 senior players who sat out the 58-6 weekend defeat at Bradford.

 

The other 12 are also expected to play, with the Giants having wrapped up the Super League Leaders Shield the week before the Bulls game and taken the opportunity to give first-choice players the chance to recover from minor knocks.

Ferres feels it’s a strategy that should pay off.

“I’ve never felt this fit and fresh at this stage of the season before,” said the joint Giants vice-captain.

“Usually when  the play-offs get under way, everyone’s carrying a fair amount of knocks.

“But because we won the League Leaders Shield with a match to spare, we’ve had the chance to sit out the last game of the season and get over our knocks.

“As a result, the start of training this week has been fantastic and everyone’s got a real spring in their step.

“I feel fresh, and I know that’s how the rest of the boys feel, too.

“The boys were obviously buzzing after we won the League  Leaders Shield, and we’re all buzzing even more because we all feel so healthy at the moment.

Danny Brough, Shaun Lunt, Eorl Crabtree, Brett Ferres and Leroy Cudjoe in the Super League Dream Team
Danny Brough, Shaun Lunt, Eorl Crabtree, Brett Ferres and Leroy Cudjoe in the Super League Dream Team
 

“We know this won’t guarantee success against Wigan, but it will certainly give us an advantage.

“It’s important we make the most of this chance.

“By all accounts our special ticket offers for the game have gone done well.

“Now we’re determined to put on a show for the fans who turn up for what promises to be a great game.”