GIANTS chief Nathan Brown has admitted Danny Brough is just one of a number of potential Super League targets.
As the Australian prepares his side for Sunday’s Carnegie Challenge Cup home clash against Rochdale Hornets (11.30am), speculation continues over a possible move for Wakefield half-back Brough.
It is thought the Giants have made no formal approach for the highly-influential 26-year-old, with Wakefield chief John Kear admitting Brough would cost Huddersfield a lot of money if they were to make an offer as he is under contract at Belle Vue until the end of next season.
Brown has not denied Brough is a player that has caught his attention.
But he has also revealed he has already targeted a number of potential signings for 2010.
“Everyone knows he (Brough) is a player of interest,” admitted Brown.
“To be honest, we’re always in the market for players and there are four or five players out there who we’re looking at. It’s just that their names haven’t got out yet, but there’s always a chance they will at some point.
“We’ve probably been looking at our recruitment for next year for the last two months, like I’m sure many clubs have been doing. It’s an on-going process.”
It is believed that any move for Brough in the near future would cost the Giants around £100,000.
But with money still available as a result of Huddersfield failing in their bid to bring controversial Australian superstar Todd Carney to England, a deal could be struck at some point.
Should Brough move to the Galpharm, he could form a half-back partnership with Luke Robinson, and Kevin Brown could revert to centre, where he was originally earmarked to play in the event of Carney’s arrival.
In the short term, however, Robinson will play alongside a new half-back partner when Tom Hemingway makes his first senior appearance of the season at stand-off against the Hornets this weekend.
Hemingway missed the start of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery and then suffering a broken hand in training.
But he has impressed in the Reserves over the past three weeks and is now ready to step up.
The 21-year-old gets the chance because Brown is rested to give him time to recover from a series of knocks, although not the bang to the head he received off teammate Paul Whatuira in Sunday’s victory over Celtic Crusaders.
Also named in Sunday’s squad are talented youngsters Josh Griffin and Keal Carlile, who will make their senior bows, and Larne Patrick.
The Giants’ home Super League clash against Hull KR, which was originally scheduled for Sunday, June 7, will now be played on Friday, June 5 and screened live on Sky TV.