NEW signing Keal Carlile will make his eagerly-awaited Giants debut against former club Bradford in tomorrow’s opening Reserve Team Championship clash of the season at Odsal (1.30).
The 18-year-old England Academy hooker moved to the Galpharm from the Bulls at the end of last season.
But the new Giant was unable to take part in any of his side’s pre-season games as he was recovering from shoulder surgery.
His rehabilitation is now complete and he will take his place in a side that also includes fit-again full-back Josh Griffin.
The 18-year-old younger brother of Huddersfield prop Darrell was also sidelined throughout pre-season after a shoulder operation.
But he, too, is fit again to make his bow this weekend.
Reserve coach Paul Cook, right, is unable to confirm a full line-up at this stage, however.
That will be determined by who misses out on final selection for tonight’s Super League clash at Bradford, with the two who miss out likely to be drafted into Cook’s side.
But whoever plays, Cook is confident his young side will give an excellent account of themselves.
"The boys have trained really well throughout pre-season and performed excellently in the trial games," said Cook, who also confirmed Tom Hemingway (shoulder) and Chris Lawson (knee) remain sidelined.
"To be honest, I can’t wait to see how they fare in their opening competitive game tomorrow.
"And as a former Bradford player I can’t wait to go there with the first team tonight and go back there with my boys tomorrow."