GIANTS chief Nathan Brown is looking to keep faith with the same side that came desperately close to securing a first Huddersfield win at Leeds since 1959 last Friday night.
All 17 who were involved in the heartbreaking last-second 21-20 defeat at Headingley have declared themselves available for Sunday’s home Super League clash against Harlequins at the Galpharm.
Brown (pictured) has already revealed key injured stars David Fa’alogo (hamstring), Brett Hodgson (shoulder), Jamahl Lolesi (back), Keith Mason (scar tissue) and Andy Raleigh (neck) will remain on the sidelines next weekend.
And even though Martin Aspinwall and Jermaine McGillvary – 18th and 19th men at Leeds – are fit to play, the Giants chief may stick with the same line-up as his side looks to take a step closer to securing a top-eight play-off finish.
“Although we lost the game the other night and could have played a lot smarter in those closing minutes, there were still a lot more positives than negatives to take from the game,” said Brown.
“The players couldn’t really appreciate that at the time, because they were pretty down as a group. But I hope they do now.
“All 17 blokes who played against Leeds did a good job for us, and it’s unlikely we’ll be looking to make many changes for this Sunday as a result.
“We obviously picked up the usual bumps and bruises last Friday night, but everyone should be available.
“And with all those on the sidelines expected to remain so, it’s definitely going to be a case of keeping any changes that do have to be made to a minumum.”