Paul Anderson has confirmed Gene Ormsby won’t play for the Giants in Friday’s Challenge Cup clash against holders Leeds Rhinos at the John Smith’s Stadium.

But the Giants chief is hoping to strike a deal to bring back the Warrington winger the following week.

Ormsby’s initial month-long loan officially comes to and end today, with the powerful three-quarter expected to be named in the Wolves’ side for Saturday’s Cup trip to Oldham.

Anderson always knew he wouldn’t be able to call on Ormsby’s services for the Cup clash, because Warrington didn’t want their player to become cup-tied.

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But Anderson is still hopeful of re-acquiring him for the resumption of the Super League XXI campaign, which continues with the trip to Catalans Dragons.

“We’ve known all along that Gene wouldn’t be available for the Cup, and because of Warrington’s injury crisis I expect him to play for them this weekend,” said Anderson.

“And as he’s Warrington’s player I’ve obviously no complaints about that at all.

“But (Wolves boss) Tony Smith knows how keen I am to bring him back after next weekend, so I’m hopeful we can sort something out.

“Having said that, we still have some very good options in the three-quarters for the cup tie with the Rhinos on Friday.

“Jake Connor came off the bench last Friday after his injury scare at Wigan the week before and did very well in the win over Leeds.”