DANNY BROUGH and Darrell Griffin have both been confirmed in the Giants’ 19-man squad for tomorrow’s Super League XVI trip to Bradford Bulls (3.00).
But their involvement will only be confirmed 100% after today’s final run-through to ensure they suffer no last-minute injury setbacks.
Scrum half Brough is hoping to return after missing the last five games with an ankle injury, while prop Griffin has been struggling with a couple of niggles which forced him to miss last week’s defeat at Warrington.
Also back in contention is back-row forward Andy Raleigh, who hasn’t played since the loss at Wakefield on June 12.
He gets the nod ahead of fellow back-rower Graeme Horne, who misses out on a place in the 19 after playing against the Wolves.
Tomorrow’s clash will also be the first back at Odsal for centre Joe Wardle, who joined the Giants from the Bulls at the start of this season.
And two other players looking to feature against their former club are Lee Gilmour and Larne Patrick.
Opponents Bradford well back former Newsome Panthers junior Jason Crookes and Michael Platt after missing last week’s 34-30 defeat at Castleford Tigers.
But vastly-experienced forward Jamie Langley misses out with a recurrence of an ankle injury, while John Bateman is omitted after being ill during the week.
The Bulls are searching for just their eighth win of the season.
Bulls: Addy, Ah Van, Burgess, Crookes, Diskin, Donaldson, Elima, Hargreaves, Herbert, Jeffries, Kearney, Kopczak, Lynch, Platt, Raynor, Royston, Scruton, Sykes, Whitehead.
Giants: Grix, Lawrence, Cudjoe, Gilmour, Hodgson, Brown, Brough, Crabtree, Robinson, Griffin, O'Donnell, Fa'alogo, Mason, Raleigh, Kirmond, Patrick, McGillvary, Wardle, Ferguson.
Referee: James Child.
The Giants will be wearing their claret and gold principle kit.