NEW signing Brett Ferres will make his Huddersfield Giants debut at St Helens on Sunday – and knows the squad has the quality to secure the Super League points.
Huddersfield head to Langtree Park having lost eight of their last nine top-flight fixtures.
The 26-year-old, who signed from Castleford Tigers six days ago, admits the Giants need to show a dramatic improvement in form if they are to pull off what would be a major shock against the in-form Saints.
But the England back-row forward feels his new side has the quality to get the job done.
“When I turned up for training for the first time I couldn’t help but notice the quality and talent there was throughout the squad,” said Ferres.
“As well as the players who were training, there were six or seven standing on the side who’d make the starting 13 in most Super League sides.
“To be honest, it was hard to believe this was a squad that has been doing things so tough over the past few months.
“It just reinforced my belief that we’re just one good game away from getting things back on track, and hopefully that’ll be at Saints on Sunday.”
Ferres has been pencilled in to start in the second row and will be part of a Giants side showing several changes from the one beaten 35-14 at home to Wakefield on Sunday.
Returning after recovering from slight knocks are David Faiumu and Michael Lawrence.
But ruled out are Aaron Murphy, who rolled an ankle in Sunday’s warm-up, and Dale Ferguson (hamstring).