ANDY RALEIGH is closing in on a Giants' Super League debut!
The fit-again Huddersfield-born back-rower has been named in Sunday's 20-man squad to face the might of unbeaten leaders St Helens at the Galpharm (3.00).
It's the first time the 24-year-old has been named in the senior squad since arriving from Hull KR at the end of last season.
He missed the first four rounds of Super League following a hernia operation.
But last year's National League I Player of the Year is now back in full training and determined to get his Super League chance.
"I could have played on with the injury until later in the season," said Raleigh, who picked up the problem last year.
"But the decision was taken to get the surgery done now while we had an almost fully-fit squad.
"Hopefully, it means I'll be at my strongest later in the year.
"It would be fantastic if I could make my debut against Saints, because they're a great side.
"There's still an outside chance I could be included, but that's probably only going to happen if we pick up some late knocks.
"But it's great to see my name in the squad.
"It shows I'm taking steps in the right direction, and it's a fantastic feeling."