Super League side welcome back huge star as opponents will have to deal without key man

Ian Watson is widely regarded as a sensational coach and the man you want in charge of a club with ambitions of climbing the table.

This is because he has guided two teams to three major finals.

In 2019 he took Salford Red Devils to an inaugural Grand Final after they started the season as second favourites for relegation.

A year later he took the club to Wembley for the first time in decades in his last season at the club and then at his new club in his second season with Huddersfield Giants he took them to the Challenge Cup Final where they were four minutes away from winning till a Liam Marshall try gave Wigan Warriors the trophy and broke Huddersfield hearts.

Right now the Giants are struggling. A cup run could rekindle their season but his former club stand in the way.

The team news is in now and Ken Sio and Tim Lafai are again absent as is Andy Ackers.

He failed his HIA assessment last week and his absence is a huge blow to their hopes of progressing but it is at least balanced out by the suspension of opposite number Nathan Peats.

As for Huddersfield, they have recieved a major boost as Theo Fages finally returns in time to take on his former club.

They also have Joe Greenwood in the mix but there is no Chris McQueen.

Jermaine McGillvary is again left out.

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