ANDY RALEIGH is back for the Giants and desperate to help his hometown club get back on Super League track.
The 28-year-old back-row forward is set to make a return at Wakefield on Sunday after missing the last five games with a knee injury suffered during the Easter Monday win at Hull KR.
But captain Brett Hodgson will remain on the sidelines after failing to recover from a quad-muscle injury.
Raleigh’s absence has coincided with the Giants dip in form, and he is hoping he can return to action and help them rediscover the form that took them to second in the table just a month ago.
“It’s never easy spending time on the sidelines, especially when the team has been struggling for a bit of form,” said Raleigh.
“I would love to think I can now get back playing again and help in some small part get us back to our excellent early-season form.
“That would help make me feel much better.
“Although recent performances have been disappointing, this season has been pretty positive for us as a team, but it’s been fairly frustrating for me. I missed two games with a dislocated finger and then suffered the knee injury.
“Hopefully, the injuries are now behind me and I can look forward to a more positive spell in the team, like I’ve been able to do over the past few seasons.”
Raleigh is delighted to be back in business against the Wildcats, but he knows this weekend’s assignment will be challenging.
“I’ve never known an easy game at Wakefield. They’re always hard,” he added.
Huddersfield’s Super League home game against Castleford on Sunday, June 21, will now be on Friday (June 19) and shown live on Sky TV.