Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson has confirmed that winger Jamie Foster will make his debut for the club during Friday’s televised clash against Wigan Warriors.
Foster, who joined the club on trial earlier this week, is in the Giants’ 19-man squad for the clash at the John Smith’s Stadium, as Huddersfield’s injury problems continue to bite early in the season.
He will be thrown straight in at the deep end, playing in the Sky game against the Warriors, Anderson has now confirmed.
“Jamie’s in and Jamie will play,” Anderson said today.
“I think it’s important we talk about who’s in rather than who isn’t; we’ve got some young players in our squad and over the next couple of weeks you’ll see the future of the Giants.
“They’ve got an opportunity to play on Sky against a big club like Wigan, and with what’s happened to us we’re not likely to get anyone back soon.
“Jamie’s ready to play; he’s saying the right things but he’s been inactive for a while – although he’s definitely available and raring to go.”
Anderson also confirmed that Huddersfield will be without big names like Scott Grix, Danny Brough and Eorl Crabtree for the game – with grim news in particular for full-back Grix.
“Scott Grix is worst case four to five months on the sidelines,” Anderson said. “Danny Brough might be a couple more weeks too.”
“Eorl played against Catalans and his groin was sore, then he played against St Helens and he’s just not recovered, so he’s seeing a specialist tomorrow (Thursday) and he might be having surgery, so that’ll be 4-6 weeks.”