Jon Wilkin makes big Jake Connor statement

Last night Huddersfield Giants lost Theo Fages to injury but in some ways it might simplify things for Ian Watson who has options galore in the spine.

With new signing Jake Connor possibly back next week against Wigan Warriors, the obvious solution would to start him in the halves, as Watson has hinted at in the past, alongside either Oliver Russell or Will Pryce with Tui Lolohea at fullback.

However, Jon Wilkin believes Pryce and Russell need to play together.

But what would this mean for Connor? Wilkin made the bold statement that he thinks Connor should be playing in the centres.

Wilkin said on Sky Sports: “Theo Fages might be gone for a bit now so I’d play Russell and Pryce in the halves. and then it’s where Jake Connor goes in. Jake Connor is apparently ripping the first team to shreds in training. I’d play him centre.”

Sam Tomkins then agreed with this assessment: “I’d agree. Ian Watson has got a squad together with too many spine players. Some good players are not going to play. I think if they’ve got their best 17 then Oliver Russell misses out.

“He’s a very steady player, he played well tonight, he kicks very well but he’s not quite got that X factor that some of the other players in this squad have got.”

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