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Super League preview: Hull FC v Huddersfield Giants

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Changes: Giants coach Paul Anderson has brought two players into his 19-man squad

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Crocked: Hull FC are without Ben Crooks who rolled his ankle last time out

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Hull FC have made two changes to their squad ahead of Sunday's Super League clash with high-flying Huddersfield Giants at the KC Stadium.

Coach Peter Gentle is without the in-form Ben Crooks for the visit of the Giants, who are just one point behind table-toppers Wigan Warriors.

The centre, who has seven tries from the last two outings, rolled his ankle during the defeat to Wakefield Wildcats on Monday but is not expected to face a lengthy spell out.

"We are hoping it is just one week but we will have to wait and see how it develop over the next few days," Gentle explained.

The Black and Whites are also awaiting results of scans carried out on Daniel Holdsworth's calf meaning forwards Chris Green and Jay Pitts get the nod to replace the injured duo.

Similarly, Giants head coach Paul Anderson makes two changes to his 19-man squad ahead of the trip east.

Kyle Wood could appear in a Huddersfield once again following his re-signing from Wakefield Wildcats on a three-and-a-half-year contract earlier in the week.

Young prop Josh Johnson, 19, is also included in the 19-man travelling party as Craig Kopczak and Anthony Mullally both miss out.

With Castleford producing a shock victory against league leaders Wigan last weekend, Giants back row Brett Ferres is hoping his side can continue their climb to the summit.

"We need to do a job on Hull to keep the pressure on at Wigan, last week Castleford did us a favour but we need to put ourselves in a good position to keep pushing towards that top spot and it's an achievable goal and something we want to do," he said.

The Giants have won three of the previous five meetings between the pair and come up against a Hull side who have lost three straight.

Hull FC: Arundel, Briscoe, Ellis, Galea, Green, Heremaia, Houghton, Johnson, Lineham, Lynch, Miller, McDonnell, O'Meley, Pitts, Tickle, Watts, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.

Giants: Grix, George, Cudjoe, Wardle, McGillvary, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Lunt, Ferres, Faiumu, Lawrence, Patrick, Ta'ai, Murphy, Cording, Ferguson, Johnson, Wood.

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1 St Helens 22 34
2 Leeds Rhinos 22 32
3 Wigan Warriors 21 30
4 Castleford Tigers 22 30
5 Warrington Wolves 21 28
6 Huddersfield Giants 21 26
7 Catalan Dragons 21 23
8 Widnes Vikings 22 21
9 Hull K R 21 18
10 Salford Red Devils 22 17
11 Wakefield Wildcats 21 17
12 Hull FC 22 16
13 Bradford Bulls * 21 2
14 London Broncos 21 0
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