LEE MOSSOP has joined the Giants on a month’s loan from Super League rivals Wigan and immediately declared: “I’d be happy to stay for longer!”
The 20-year-old England Academy second-rower trained with his new teammates for the first time yesterday and could make his debut in Sunday’s top-flight clash at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
Mossop made his first-team debut for the Warriors against French side SM Pia XIII in the Challenge Cup last season and went on to make three further appearances in Wigan’s first team.
But having spent the early part of this season on loan at high-flying Championship club Barrow, Mossop jumped at the chance to move to the Galpharm to try and gain more Super League experience.
“I’m absolutely delighted to be here,” said Mossop, who is a product of the Hensingham amateur club in Cumbria and signed a three-year deal at the JJB Stadium last season.
“I really enjoyed my time at Barrow and it was a step up from the reserves, but when the chance came to come to Huddersfield I jumped at it as it’s just that extra step up I think I need now.
“I’ve had a taste of Super League action with Wigan and once you’ve done that you want a little bit more, so I can’t wait to get involved here.
“Initially, the loan deal is for a month, but hopefully it can be extended beyond that.
“It’s just a case of seeing how the first month goes, but I’m definitely hoping I can go longer than that, because it’s clear to everyone that this is a great club.”