STUART JONES is pushing for a return to Super League action.
The Giants back-rower, left, suffered a hamstring injury in the first half of his side’s pre-season win at Hull.
That kept him out of the other trial triumphs at Castleford and Batley, and he also remained on the sidelines for Huddersfield’s 30-10 opening-day defeat to Leeds Rhinos.
But the 26-year-old has trained well all week and could get the nod.
“It was probably just a week too soon for Stuart last week,” said Sharp.
“It’s been a very stop-start pre-season for him, but he’s trained superbly this week and made it clear he wants to be involved against the Bulls.
“His strong defence is something that could be of benefit this weekend, but we’ll have to wait and see.
“And I still haven’t decided if Paul Jackson should get a start.
“For the Leeds game, Keith Mason just got the nod ahead of him.
“Jacko responded positively to the disappointment of being 18th man against Leeds.
“That’s definitely presented me with another selection headache for the Bulls game.
“But it’s helped keep all the players on their toes, which is obviously no bad thing at all.”
Sharp is desperate to see his side bounce back after Sunday’s defeat to the Rhinos.
But picking up a first Super League win of the season is also the aim for the Bulls following their surprise 26-24 defeat at Wakefield.
Coach Steve McNamara could field the same 17 this weekend, meaning former Giants centre James Evans will continue on the wing and fellow ex-Huddersfield man Chris Nero starts in the second row.
Evans is out wide because new signing Semi Tadulala has a broken arm and Nero stands in for David Solomona (knee).