Huddersfield (12/1 Grand Final Winner) boss Ian Watson says he’s excited by the potential of Olly Ashall-Bott after the full-back put pen to paper on a 10-month deal with the Giants.

Having played under Watson during their time at the Salford Red Devils, Ashall-Bott is to be reunited with Watson at Huddersfield ahead of the 2021 Betfred Super League campaign.

The former Widnes Vikings and London Broncos back, who has been forced to overcome his fair share of injuries, will be looking to prove himself after the 23-year-old signed a short-term deal with the Giants.

Watson is fully aware of Ashall-Bott’s ability and feels he will add real competition for places in the Huddersfield backline.

“He’s has shown massive potential over the last few years but has had a tough run of injuries,” Watson said.

“Oliver came to join Salford on trial last year lacking game time and fitness and he proved all the work he had done in rehab at London had put him in a great position physically and his performances against Warrington and Hull KR didn’t disappoint.

“So with a full preseason under his belt and working with the backroom team at the Giants, Oliver is with the right group of players to prove he is a top full-back and will create even greater competition to our outside backs.”

Having impressed with the Red Devils, Watson is hoping to have an immediate impact at Huddersfield (18/1 Challenge Cup Outright) after the West Yorkshire outfit finished down in seventh place in the Betfred Super League table last term.

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