HUDDERSFIELD Giants' Welsh winger Hefin O'Hare will this week look to prove his fitness and force his way into Sunday's Super League side to face St Helens at the Galpharm.
The 25-year-old missed Sunday's heavy 54-10 defeat at Bradford Bulls after suffering a knee injury during a training session.
All 17 who played at Odsal reported for training relatively injury-free yesterday and will be keen to get Sunday's disappointment out of their system against Saints.
But Giants coach Jon Sharp could be looking to make changes in the wake of below-par performance against the Bulls, with O'Hare someone who could benefit - fitness permitting.
"Hefin is determined to play this weekend if at all possible," said Sharp, whose side are seventh.
"But the blow he took to the knee in training was pretty nasty, and at this stage we can't say one way or the other if he'll be okay. It's a case of playing the waiting game."
O'Hare's absence at Odsal on Sunday meant a start for Paul White on the wing.
But with White having proved a lethal strike weapon from the bench in early matches, the hope is that O'Hare can return and White can resume his `superb sub' role.
Injuries are also continuing to be an issue at St Helens, with captain Paul Sculthorpe again a doubt for their trip to Huddersfield.
The inspirational Great Britain star has missed the last four matches with hamstring and back problems.
Meanwhile, speculation continues to mount that the Giants could be on the verge of signing former Castleford Tigers star Ryan Clayton.
There is still no official comment from the club regarding a potential new recruit.
But Huddersfield have emerged as the clear favourites to sign the England A utility player, who has spent the start of the season with French club Villefranche.