OFFICIALS at Huddersfield Sharks will breathe a collective sigh of relief once the Giants' Junior Academy season has ended.
This time next week three of the club's most promising young players will be back with the Sharks.
And there's every chance they could feature in the home clash against Millom in Division II of the National Conference League a week today.
But first, Gareth Hull, Scott Wilkinson and Andy Tillotson will focus on today's First Division Grand Final semi-final clash between the Giants and Salford at The Willows.
All being well, that will be followed by a Grand Final showdown with Warrington Wolves at the Halliwell-Jones Stadium on Thursday.
But straight after that the talented trio will return to the Sharks at their Syngenta base - and club officials couldn't be happier.
Although the Sharks have been delighted to see a healthy number of their top young players in action for the Giants, it has resulted in a shaky start for the amateur club at both first and second team level.
Injuries have streched the Sharks to the limit, with the second team having to concede last week's Pennine League fixture to Brighouse as a result.
That wouldn't, however, have been a problem had the Giants trio been available, which means the youngsters will receive a warm welcome when they resume their Syngenta careers.
"We've really missed the boys and it will be great to have them back," admitted Sharks spokesman Tony Holroyd.
"But there's no way we would have denied them the opportunity to play for the Giants, especially when there's a chance they could be closing in on a Grand Final.
"And in a selfish way we know that when we do get them back they'll be better players and will make us stronger, which is obviously no bad thing.
"Throughout the summer they have been playing at a high level in the Academy competition and been receiving professional coaching.
"We saw when Stuart Dunbar and Joe Flaherty re-joined us from the Giants how much they had improved, and they are now first-team regulars.
"And we expect to see similar improvements with Gareth, Scott and Andy.
"We're also struggling on the injury-front right now and know their arrivals will give everyone a major boost.
"It will add to the quality of the first-team squad and means we're not having to pull players out of the second team.
"That's what we've had to do in the last few weeks, and that's why they've been short of players.
"Hopefully, that will soon be a thing of the past and both sides will be on the up. That's the ultimate aim"