Huddersfield Giants youngster Peter Aspinall will benefit significantly from the experience of playing for Sheffield Eagles in Sunday’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup fifth-round clash at high-flying Castleford Tigers.
That’s the view of Huddersfield head coach Paul Anderson, who is hoping to see the 20-year-old back-row forward in action at Wheldon Road this weekend.
Former Huddersfield YMCA junior Aspinall is currently on-loan with top Championship club Sheffield and was in the starting line-up for the 42-34 Good Friday South Yorkshire derby defeat against Doncaster.
Aspinall was also in the Eagles side that thrashed London Skolars 70-28 in the last round earlier in the month.
And Anderson knows the opportunity to test himself against Super League opposition in the shape of the second-placed Tigers is just what Aspinall needs at this stage of his development.
“We obviously have a lot of interest in this fixture, because Castleford come to us next Sunday,” said Anderson.
“We agreed to let him go to Sheffield to get some gametime at a good level, because he was finding his chances very limited on dual registration at Batley.
“He’s been playing regularly for Sheffield since he’s gone there, but he’ll gain the most if he gets the chance to test himself against a side like Castleford, who have been playing so well in Super League this season.”
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