HUDDERSFIELD Giants chief Paul Anderson has heaped praise on his backroom staff for their ‘outstanding’ pre-season work.
Anderson and his assistants – Kieron Purtill and Chris Thorman – have been pulling out all the stops to make sure Huddersfield hit the ground running in February.
The club’s medical staff have also been working overtime, with the hope the Giants could go into their opening Super League fixture at St Helens on Saturday, February 2, with a fully-fit squad.
“I’m delighted with what Kieron and Chris are delivering,” said Anderson.
“They’re very organised people and very thorough. It’s helped make my job so much easier.
“But, to be honest, I’m delighted as a whole with the coaching, because the players are responding so positively to what we’re trying to achieve.
“Their work has been outstanding, as has the work of the conditioning and medical staff.
“The people under the most pressure in pre-season are the strength and conditioning team and the rehab and medical staff, and we can’t speak highly enough of the work of our physios – Dave O’Sullivan, Darragh Sheehy and Jessica Marshall.
“They’re all on the ball, and if there’s a chance any of the players who have niggles can train, they’ll train.”