LATEST Giants recruit Chris Nero is predicting a bright Super League future for his new club.
The former St George back-rower who arrived in Huddersfield six weeks ago has admitted to knowing very little about his new teammates.
But already he believes he has seen more than enough to suggest the Giants are capable of having a good season.
And he is hoping to put himself to the test in the trial clash against Castleford Tigers at the McAlpine a week on Friday (7.30), confident that the whole squad will make a positive impression.
"It obviously took me a couple of weeks to get settled in, but everything has now come together really well," he said.
"I've got a comfortable little place in Marsh and the people I've come across have been fantastic, especially at the club.
"The boys immediately accepted me as one of their own and the coaching staff have been unbelievable. And the standard of the squad is also impressive.
"All the players have good skills and the fitness levels are very high.
"It looks to me as if everything is in place for us to have a successful season.
"We'll obviously get more of an indication when we play Castleford in the trial game, although I haven't been told for sure whether I'll definitely be playing."
Nero and his new playing colleagues are expected to learn during the course of this week's training camp at the Deverell Army Barracks at Ripon, Sharp's ideas for where they will feature against the Tigers.
However, early indication is that the vast majority of the Giants' senior players will have a run-out.
"Up to now, much of our work in training has been on the basics," added Nero.
"We've not brought all the different things together as part of a team.
"We expect that to change this week when we should run through far more team-related exercises.
"That should help prepare us for Castleford, although the ultimate aim is obviously to make sure we're in the best shape for the start of Super League on February 22."