NATHAN BROWN is ready to make some tough choices in a bid to ensure the Giants re-discover their top Super League form.
The Galpharm chief has admitted his side has spent the past month stuck in a rut.
During that time, they have suffered defeats at bottom club Crusaders and Catalan Dragons and then struggled to beat Co-operative Championship club Batley Bulldogs in the Challenge Cup on Sunday.
As a result, Brown has made it clear he will be sticking with his strongest side for the rest of the season as the Giants look to regain top spot.
That means he will be making a host of changes to the side that was involved in the Cup scrap at Mount Pleasant when Huddersfield host St Helens in Saturday’s top-of-the-table Super League clash at the Galpharm (5.00).
One of those almost certain to miss out is former Wigan back-rower Jon Molloy, who has today joined Championship side Halifax on a dual registration.
But with David Faiumu, Dale Ferguson, Scott Grix, Graeme Horne, Jermaine McGillvary, Andy Raleigh, Luke Robinson and Jamie Simpson all back in the frame after sitting out the Bulldogs clash, the Giants are guaranteed to look much different to the one that was in Cup action at the weekend.
Ferguson (hand), Raleigh (neck) and Robinson (ribs) were all struggling to make the line-up but are expected to be available for selection, while Horne couldn’t play at Batley after picking up a one-match ban in the wake of the narrow defeat at Catalan.
And with Faiumu, Grix, McGillvary and Simpson all effectively ‘rested’, a total of eight changes could be made for the weekend test against Saints.
“The players all know exactly how I felt about the way they played at Batley the other day,” said Brown.
“They also know it’s now the time to make some tough decisions on the selection front.
“We’ve got a lot of players ready to come back, and after the way things went on Sunday, it’s obvious changes will be made.”
The Giants, meanwhile, have confirmed their fifth-round home Challenge Cup clash against Catalan Dragons will take place on Sunday, May 22.
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