GENE ORMSBY’S arrival has given the Giants a lot more potential match-winning options.
That’s the view of head coach Paul Anderson as his bottom-of-the-table side looks to secure just a second win from 10 Super League XXI starts at Hull FC tomorrow.
The Huddersfield chief has revealed on-loan Warrington ace Ormsby could make his debut at the KC Stadium (8.00), with Aaron Murphy switching to centre and Joe Wardle moving into the back row.
It’s a new-look combination which has still to be rubber-stamped.
But Anderson does believe it has the potential to prove effective.
“Gene’s a quality player and he does open up a lot of options for us,” said Anderson, who welcomes back prop Josh Johnson and hooker Kruise Leeming after they missed the 38-34 defeat at Castleford with a virus but is giving hooker/half-back Kyle Wood a second week to recover from a groin problem.
“We tried to get him here a few weeks ago, but (Warrington coach) Tony Smith wanted to get Easter out of the way first, which is obviously fair enough.
“But we’ve got him here now and we’re delighted about it.
“As well as being an outstanding finisher, he also gives us a lot of good new options to think about, including moving Murph to centre and Joe into the back row.
“To be honest, we’ve been lacking a bit of depth in the back row this year, but with Joe switching back into the forwards we will be stronger for it.
“Now we’ve got these extra options we’ve got to make sure we back that up by running and tackling hard at Hull, because that’ll give us our best chance.”<p/>