With Huddersfield’s injury list only getting worse, Paul Anderson has admitted that he is keen to venture into the transfer market to reinforce his depleted squad.
The problem for Anderson is that the number of players available at this stage of the season in limited, with most stars happy at their current clubs for the time being.
However, there might be a few players out there that would be keen on a switch to the club and will also be of interest to the Giants.
Huddersfield are particularly light at half-back. With Luke Robinson retiring and Jamie Ellis, Danny Brough and Kyle Wood all injured.
Here are five players that could boost the Giants squad.
Patton impressed in pre-season for the Wolves, but has since not been given an opportunity due to the blossoming partnership between Chris Sandow and Kurt Gidley.
With the Giants likely to be without Jamie Ellis for some time, bringing Patton in on a short-term deal would not only help the Giants, but also aid Patton’s development.
Fages has been a notable omission from the St Helens squad recently, missing out again in their tight victory over Hull Kingston Rovers.
The chances are that he is still settling into life at Saints, but if his chances are going to be limited, the Giants would most probably be happy to take him on for a while.
There’s definite interest from the Giants’ side of things, with League Express revealing a few weeks ago that they had two bids rejected for the Centurions star.
The likelihood of Leigh being happy to part with their playmaker is increasingly unlikely following injuries to Martyn Ridyard and Rangi Chase, but it is thought they could do very little if Brierley decides to activate the clause in his contract that allows him to leave, although the club claim it is unenforcable.
But there’s little doubting that he would be a fantastic addition if the Giants could secure a deal for him.
The Giants have already tried to bring Naughton in, only for Hull FC head coach Lee Radford to pull the plug at the eleventh hour.
Naughton is great cover for the Airlie Birds, especially with Mahe Fonua now injured. But with the form of Jamie Shaul at the moment, Naughton is relying on injuries to get in the team at present.
If that doesn’t sit well with him, a move to the Giants might well be back on the cards as he would be an ideal replacement for injured full-backs Jared Simpson and Scott Grix.
Admittedly, the chances of this happening is near impossible, but stranger things have happened.
Locke is still recovering from an injury, which is the last thing the Giants need to deal with, and he isn’t thought to be keen on another stint in England.
It would make for a fascinating story though!