Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson is excited about the quality of the strike power he’ll have at his disposal in Super League XXI.
While the Huddersfield chief remains on the look-out for potential new signings to boost his pack, he’s more than happy with his playmaking options for the start of 2016.
The 38-6 pre-season triumph at Hull KR and 26-16 home warm-up win over Catalans Dragons – when Danny Brough, Jamie Ellis and Jake Connor took on the half-back role, Ryan Hinchcliffe and Kruise Leeming shared the hooking duties and Scott Grix and Jared Simpson slotted in at full-back – showed the Giants aren’t short of genuine attacking options.
Anderson will obviously be hoping his playmakers immediately click into gear in tomorrow’s opening top-flight clash at St Helens (8.00) and that the Giants’ trial displays are a taste of things to come.
“I’m really encouraged by the attacking options we’ve got this season,” said Anderson, who still has hooker/half-backs Kyle Wood (quad) and Luke Robinson (back) up his sleeve when they get back to full fitness over the next few weeks.
“It’s looking good for Saints, and it’s going to look even better when we can put Woody and Robbo in the mix as well.
“We know we’re starting the season with one or two fellas down (prop Craig Huby is also sidelined for at least a month with a broken hand) and are sill looking to bolster our squad.
“But we did show with our two trial games that we’re not in bad shape and can take some confidence into our trip to Saints.
“We know we have the strike power to do a very good job.”