HUDDERSFIELD Giants are looking to Paul White to provide the main attacking spark against Widnes Vikings in Sunday's Super League clash at the McAlpine Stadium (5.30).
With leading strike weapons Brandon Costin (shoulder) and Stanley Gene (fractured cheekbone) ruled out for the remaining three games, the Giants will be looking to White to plug the gap.
It's a hard act to follow for the 21-year-old scrum half.
But head coach Tony Smith believes this is White's big chance to show exactly what he can do.
"This could be his biggest opportunity," declared Smith.
"Some fans have been looking for him to have a chance like this all season.
"It's unfortunate it's come about because of the injuries to Brandon and Stanley.
"But it's up to Paul to make the most of this opening and try and establish himself as best he can for the remainder of the year.
"I know he feels he's done his apprenticeship now and is excited at the prospect of playing a major attacking role for us."
Although Smith will, as usual, be keeping his team selection cards close to his chest, White and Paul March are favourites to take on the half-back role against the Vikings.
There is, of course, no back-up from fellow half-back Graham Holroyd, who will stay at Doncaster for the rest of the season after being told he will be released by the Giants.
Also leaving the McAlpine are Craig McDowell and Gareth Greenwood, who both made one Super League appearance this year.