GIANTS winger Martin Aspinwall has joined a three-man fitness race for Sunday's home engage Super League clash against London Harlequins.
Centre James Evans (calf) and prop Paul Jackson (ankle) were forced to sit out the narrow 18-16 defeat to unbeaten leaders St Helens.
And now former Wigan ace Aspinwall has joined the duo on the treatment table after picking up a knee strain during Sunday's fixture.
All three will be given until the last minute to prove their fitness as the Giants look to build on their super Saints' show and secure a third win of the campaign.
"We haven't given up hope on any of them" confirmed Giants coach Jon Sharp.
"Our new physio, Garry Slade, is doing a cracking job keeping the players on the field, and if anyone can get them right it's Garry.
"We're already hopeful that James and Paul will be fit, but there's a definite question mark over Martin right now.
"He took a heavy bang to the knee against St Helens and was really struggling in the later stages of the game.
"And it would obviously be a big shame if he didn't make it against Harlequins.
"Like all of our new recruits, I've been delighted with the way he has settled in and he was showing some good form.
"But we have enough good cover if he doesn't make it, which is positive.
"It means that if Martin isn't 100% we won't have to patch him up and force him back onto the field."