Ridyard unsure whether he can face parent club Leigh

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Huddersfield Giants’ loan star Martyn Ridyard has told the Yorkshire Evening Post he is not sure if he can play against his parent club Leigh Centurions on Friday.

With the Giants just one win away from securing a top eight finish, Ridyard is eager to play but admitted he didn’t look at the criteria when he signed the contract.

The half-back has turned Huddersfield’s season around with an array of fine performances, helping the Giants out of the relegation zone and towards Super League safety.

“I don’t think I can play in that match but I didn’t check the deal to be honest,” Ridyard said.

“I just checked the pounds and pence to make sure I got paid right! It’s more than likely it will be in the deal (that Ridyard will be ruled out) but they maybe be able to come to some agreement.

“Leigh sent me here to play week in week out so they might let me play but I totally understand if not.

“They can’t make ninth or tenth now after losing on Friday so a result next week probably won’t matter too much.”

Although Ridyard may not be able to make an appearance this week, he definitely knows all about the Leigh players and the club as a whole which could help out the Giants as they prepare for the big match.

“They will want to upset us and make sure we’re not getting in that top eight ourselves,” he added.

“I’ve been there nine years and know the attitude of the lads and staff.

“They go out to win every game. Just because their fate’s sealed in the Qualifiers it doesn’t make any difference.”