UNDER-PRESSURE Giants coach Jon Sharp will again be forced to make changes as he faces the daunting task of trying to rediscover a winning Super League formula at home to leaders Leeds Rhinos on Sunday (4.30).
Full-back Paul Reilly is a major doubt for the live Sky TV clash after suffering a sprained ankle in the opening minutes of the heavy 50-10 defeat at third-placed St Helens on Friday.
A question mark also remains over Chris Nero, who missed the Saints showdown with an ankle injury, while Stanley Gene is again expected to be out with a dislocated foot.
Prop Mick Slicker will be ready to return after showing signs of recovery from a virus which meant he struggled to train all last week.
Having Slicker back to full fitness will provide a lift against Leeds, who beat Wakefield 46-28 yesterday.
That kept Trinity two points behind Huddersfield, who occupy the sixth and final play-off berth.
But Warrington are just a point adrift in seventh after beating Salford 46-20.
Sharp knows the more players he has back to do battle with former Giants coach Tony Smith's Leeds, the more chance he has of seeing his side spring a major surprise and get their play-off bid back on track.
"The injury to Paul Reilly hit us incredibly hard at Saints," said Sharp, whose side have lost seven of their last nine top-flight games.
"We had no outside backs on the bench, and that caused us no end of problems.
"But you will always miss someone of Paul's quality, and hopefully the physiotherapy staff can perform some miracles."
* Huddersfield's Junior Academy side lost 34-18 at Warrington. Full details tomorrow.