Ian Watson believes four of his Huddersfield Giants players deserve places in England Knights squad

Huddersfield Giants head coach Ian Watson was in a buoyant mood following his side’s comprehensive 25-4 win over Hull KR.

With a 12-0 lead at half-time courtesy of Josh Jones and Innes Senior getting over the line, Huddersfield piled the pressure on in the second-half with two more tries from Jermaine McGillvary and Owen Trout.

Hull KR did reply with a try from Shaun Kenny-Dowall near the end but it was mere consolation.

And, from that performance, Watson believed that four of his chargers should have been called up to Paul Anderson’s England Knights side.

“Oliver Wilson and Innes Senior should have been in the England Knights side, whilst Owen Trout and Oliver Russell should definitely have been in there,” Watson said.

“They have picked players who are not playing and not in form.”

Huddersfield come up against, ironically, Wigan Warriors on Thursday night – the same side who they will play at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in less than two weeks time.

For now, the Giants will be hosting their Lancashire opponents at the John Smith’s Stadium with it set to be an interesting prelude to the Challenge Cup Final.

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