Captaincy issue not a big deal, insists Paul Anderson

Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson has insisted that the decision to keep the captain’s armband on forward Ryan Hinchcliffe as opposed to usual skipper Danny Brough is not a big deal.

Hinchcliffe, who had been captaining the side in Brough’s injury absence, retained the armband for Friday’s game against Leeds, something which was discussed during Sky’s television broadcast last weekend.

But Anderson, speaking to the Huddersfield Examiner, was adamant that the decision was made to give Brough less responsibility.

“Far from it,” Anderson said when asked if it was a big deal.

“While Broughy’s been injured, Hinchy’s done a fantastic job as captain, both on and off the field. What he does around the club, as well as during games, is outstanding.

“Because we’re so fortunate to have such a natural and experienced leader as Hinchy ready to deputise, we’ve brought Broughy back in and not given him the extra responsibility of being our on-field leader.”