BEATEN Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson is ready to make more changes in another effort to bring his club’s massive slump to an end.
Yesterday’s heavy 35-14 home defeat to Wakefield was Huddersfield’s eighth loss in their last nine Super League starts, during which time they have slid from top to seventh in the table.
The Giants now face a daunting trip to in-form St Helens on Sunday.
And Anderson knows he again needs to look to shake things up as he desperately bids to find a winning formula.
Those changes look certain to include a debut for Brett Ferres, who signed from Castleford Tigers on Friday afternoon.
But there could also be returns for David Faiumu, Michael Lawrence and Jermaine McGillvary, who missed out at the weekend, while Aaron Murphy could play after rolling an ankle in yesterday’s warm-up.
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“Again, there will be changes,” promised Anderson.
“We should have players coming back from injury, and Brett is already an absolute certainty.
“This latest performance once again showed a lot of things need to be addressed.”
At the same time, the new Galpharm boss gave another firm hint former captain Kevin Brown could have played his last game for the Giants.
“Kev had surgery on his injured ankle last Thursday night,” added Anderson.
“It’s on the ankle that’s been giving him problems all year, and it means he could have potentially played his last game for us.”
It’s also feared former Australia Test back-row forward Luke O’Donnell could also remain on the sidelines for several more weeks after suffering another hamstring injury in training.