Ian Watson doesn’t shut the door on possible mid-season recruitment but says that for now “we’re happy with what we’ve got”

Huddersfield Giants made headlines when seemingly out of the blue they swapped Jake Wardle for Warrington’s Toby King in a loan swap deal.

Wardle had played for England just a week earlier and was rediscovering his form after some disappointing long term injuries but now he’s plying his trade at Warrington with King at boyhood club Huddersfield.

With the Giants in red hot form at the top of the table you’d expect the Giants to close the door on any mid-season recruitment but Watson hasn’t shut the door on possible mid-season signings acknowledging some “niggles” which could sway his thinking: “At the moment we’re okay. We have a few niggles and that and that sometimes makes you think about things.

“We’re not in too bad a situation, we don’t have any plans to do anything at this moment. We’re really happy with the group of guys that we’ve got. We’ll bat on with what we’ve got.

“If anything changes we may have a look at it but at the moment we’re really happy with what we’ve got.”

He also had his say on what Huddersfield’s recruitment for next season looks like: “Recruitment is ongoing. You speak early in the year, we had a recruitment meeting a couple of months ago and highlighted some targets which we’ve spoken to and we’ll see if they materialise.

“You probably start to fine tune it now, in what you want and where you think you can improve the team but the biggest one is it’s got to improve the team.

“There’s no point in bringing someone in whose just going to challenge now, you need people who are probably going to be better than what you’ve got to take you to the next level.

“We want to be a consistent team competing for trophies. The way you do that is by getting that quality of player in and if that quality isn’t there, there’s no point.”

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