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Huddersfield Giants boss Ian Watson set for more signings

The Giants have already signed the likes of Tui Lolohea, Theo Fages and Danny Levi, but they are also looking to add an elusive fullback to their midst.

That is set to be Olly Ashall-Bott as head coach Ian Watson spoke to BBC Radio Leeds about the potential of adding the number one.

The former Widnes Vikings fullback joined the Giants at the start of the year on a ten-month deal, but question marks were raised over whether or not head coach Ian Watson was willing to hand the 23-year-old a new deal to extend his stay at the John Smith’s Stadium.

“His contract ends at the end of the November like all professionals,” Watson said.

“We’ve always wanted to keep him, he’s come back in and trained and he’s looking really good over the past few weeks – we’re looking to get him a place in the squad.

“We hope we have a bit of wiggle room even if we don’t get Olly in – that’s something we’ve left with Richard Thewlis (Managing Director at Huddersfield) and he is working hard on that,

“Hopefully we can get Olly Ashall-Bott on the scene.”

Ashall-Bott made his debut for the Vikings against Castleford in 2018, going on to play 7 games in his debut season. In 2019, he joined the London Broncos and in 2020 signed a temporary loan deal with Salford Red Devils.

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