TIGHT-LIPPED Giants chiefs are keeping their heads down and continuing to try and thrash out a deal to bring Danny Brough to the Galpharm.
Huddersfield officials were believed to have been hopeful of concluding talks to bring the 26-year-old half-back in from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats over the weekend – and it appears the deal is far from dead.
Speculation gained pace on the back of Brough’s omission from the Wildcats side who beat Salford on Sunday and the news he had turned down an approach from Catalans Dragons to replace departing Australian Adam Mogg.
However, while Giants head coach Nathan Brown has never denied an interest in bringing Brough to his club and the player himself is known to be a fan of the Giants and their set-up, it is understood a split among Wakefield directors over the nature of the player-plus cash deal is delaying the process.
And Brough has admitted that’s left him feeling very frustrated.
"There’s a lot of messing about, and I don’t know who is doing what," he said.
"I’ve heard the Huddersfield deal might be off, but I don’t know why.
"I just want to be playing and I’m not particularly bothered who for at the moment.
"I don’t even know where I’ll be training this week!
"I’m honestly sick of it now. I trained all week with Wakefield, apart from Saturday, when they didn’t want me in.
"If I have to stay at Wakefield, fine. I’ll stay and finish my contract."
Although Huddersfield and Wakefield are thought to be struggling to agree on a deal at the moment, the general feeling is that a positive conclusion will still be reached sooner rather than later.
The major stumbling block would still appear to be over a player swap and sorting out terms for a Giants player to move to Wakefield to accommodate Brough’s arrival and for Huddersfield to remain within the salary cap.
There has also been widespread speculation over which member of Brown’s senior squad would make the move, with the likes of Danny Kirmond, Martin Aspinwall, Andy Raleigh and Scott Grix all being thrown into the hat.