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  • Mellor,
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Super League preview: Huddersfield Giants v Widnes Vikings

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Jon Clarke: Rested by boss Denis Betts for the trip to the John Smith's Stadium

Michael Lawrence Huddersfield Giants

Michael Lawrence: Hasn't featured for the Giants since injuring his ankle in pre-season

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Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson believes the return of Michael Lawrence will feel like a "new signing" as the back rower gets set to make his comeback against Widnes on Monday.

Lawrence has not featured so far in Super League due to an ankle injury suffered in a pre-season friendly against the Vikings in January.

His availability is a timely boost to a Giants squad that has lost two in a row to slip off the top of the table. They went down 21-20 at struggling Salford on Good Friday having previously been beaten 28-2 by Warrington.

"Bruno (Lawrence's nickname) is looking good," Anderson said. "That is great news because he will be like a new signing for us."

Luke George, Larne Patrick, Ukuma Ta'ai, Jamie Cording and Matty Dawson are also in Huddersfield's 19-man squad as Anderson looks to make changes.

Former Viking Anthony Mullally makes way, along with Stuart Fielden, Jacob Fairbank and Peter Aspinall, who made his debut against the City Reds.

Changes

Widnes coach Denis Betts has also shuffled his pack, bringing in an entirely new front row for the trip to the John Smith's Stadium.

Young trio Adam Lawton, Grant Gore and Tom Gilmore all look set to start despite numbering just two Super League appearances between them.

Ben Kavanagh, Phil Joseph, Macgraff Leuluai and Ben Davies could also come in to rest some of the players that performed so well in Friday's 38-22 victory over Warrington at the Stobart Stadium.

Betts saw his side beaten 66-6 on their last visit to Huddersfield, though they did triumph 26-22 on home soil in 2012.

Huddersfield: Grix, George, Cudjoe, Wardle, McGillvary, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Lunt, Kopczak, Ferres, Faiumu, Lawrence, Patrick, Ta'ai, Murphy, Cording, Ferguson, Dawson.

Widnes: Allen, Briscoe, Cahill, Davies, Dean, Flynn, Gerrard, Gilmore, Gore, Hock, Isa, Joseph, Kavanagh, Lawton, Leuluai, Mellor, Pickersgill, White, Winterstein.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Castleford Tigers 0 0
2 Catalans Dragons 0 0
3 Huddersfield Giants 0 0
4 Hull FC 0 0
5 Hull K R 0 0
6 Leeds Rhinos 0 0
7 Salford Red Devils 0 0
8 St Helens 0 0
9 Wakefield Wildcats 0 0
10 Warrington Wolves 0 0
11 Widnes Vikings 0 0
12 Wigan Warriors 0 0
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