Leeds Rhinos fans furious as star youngster set to be left out of huge game

After some big games today between Hull FC and Warrington Wolves, as Wigan Warriors head over to France for a top of the table clash, Leeds Rhinos head over to Huddersfield Giants for a big derby in front of what should be a record crowd.

It is a must win for both sides as they both look to sustain their play-off hopes.

Leeds need a win to stay two points away from the play-off spots but their chances of a win have been hurt by the loss of a number of key players.

Morgan Gannon returns to the squad after making his come back from injury last week against Warrington reserves.

However Leeds are without James McDonnell, who has not recovered enough from the back injury he suffered last week, and Corey Johnson, who left last week’s win over Warrington with an injury.

The Rhinos are also without Nene Macdonald, who has returned to Australia for a week to attend the birth of his child this weekend.

Youngster Alfie Edgell could make his debut after being drafted into the squad following a string of impressive performances for the Reserves whilst winger Liam Tindall is back in contention for selection after being called into the 21 man squad this week.

Many believed that these changes would see Jack Sinfield earn a start at stand-off but to the dismay of Leeds fans he played for the academy which likely means Morgan Gannon will be forced to play out of position at stand-off.

The Giants meanwhile are without Jermaine McGillvary and Ash Golding as well as Josh Jones whose absence continues.

They do have all their spine players like Jake Connor, Tui Lolohea, Theo Fages, Olly Russell and Will Pryce to pick from.

The Giants are aiming for a record crowd on Sunday but are also hoping to right the wrongs of recent defeats that have undoubtedly hurt their play-off chances.

The Giants are looking ahead to next year for the most part where they are expected to have Adam Clune replace Theo Fages as he heads to Catalans Dragons.

It should be a great game.