Jamie Ellis is poised for a return to Super League action.
The Huddersfield Giants half-back has been sidelined since suffering a shoulder injury in the home defeat to Widnes Vikings at the end of February.
But after completing a second week of full training and passing all the necessary fitness tests, Ellis has been named in Huddersfield’s 19-man squad for Saturday’s top-flight clash at second-placed Catalans Dragons.
A final decision on whether he plays will be taken after tomorrow’s final run-through at the Stade Gilbert Brutus, when head coach Paul Anderson admits he could be left facing a tough selection headache.
“Jamie’s looked good since he’s been back training with us,” said Anderson, who also revealed full-back Scott Grix is on course for selection for next Sunday’s Magic Weekend clash against St Helens in Newcastle.
“He’ll travel with us to France and we’ll see how he goes when he gets there, but there’s obviously a fair chance he could play this weekend, although what role that will be remains to be seen.
“Giving us a bit more stability is something we’d be looking for.
“But Kyle Wood has been playing really well in the halves over the past couple of weeks, so making a switch is still far from a foregone conclusion.”
Anderson has also confirmed that Warrington winger Gene Ormsby returning to the Giants for a second loan spell may not be imminent.
“We’ve made no secret of our desire to get him back,” added the John Smith’s Stadium chief.
“But with Warrington having their share of injuries at the moment, we’re not sure whether that’ll happen at this stage.”