HUDDERSFIELD Giants chief Paul Anderson is confident he has effective contingency plans to cover any potential loss of his first-choice half-backs.
Danny Brough and Luke Robinson are ready to play the main Huddersfield playmaking roles in Super League XVIII.
But while the Giants have strong cover in the forwards and backs, there’s a question mark over the depth in the halves – although not in the eyes of Anderson.
“We’ve obviously had to put contingency plans in place for the halves. It’s a natural thing to do,” said Anderson.
“And we’re happy with what we’ve come up with.
“All being well, it’s something we won’t be forced to do, and there’s certainly no point worrying about things that may never happen.
“But if either Broughy and Robbo does pick up a knock, we’d have no hesitation at all in shifting Scott Grix into the halves and leaving Aaron Murphy to take care at full-back, for instance.
“We’ve got several other options available to us, too, and if it happens, it happens.
“As a group, we’re delighted with the way our plans are coming together, and that includes in the halves.”
Anderson is expected to try out several combinations during Friday’s opening trial clash at St Helens (8.00), when he intends to give the majority of his 29-man first-team squad a run-out.
The Giants then host Widnes on Sunday, January 20, before their first Super League fixture at Saints on Saturday, February 2.