RHYS Evans can still have a part to play in the Bulls’ season, according to John Kear.

The Welsh international will have an operation tomorrow to repair his right shoulder, which he damaged in last week’s win over Dewsbury.

Evans is expected to miss around four months – but Kear is still hoping the experienced centre can return to feature if the Bulls reach the Championship play-offs.

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The Bulls coach said: “I think he’s been great and hopefully we can get him back on the field for the business end of the season. I’m certain he will contribute to us then.

“He’s had the scan and he needs surgery. You can rule him out for the next four months.

“The only injuries we’ve got now are long term – Rhys, Jy Hitchcox and Joe Keyes. All the others are fit, ready and able.

“But there’s enough season left for Rhys and Jy to make an impression and hopefully we can get Joe back out there at some stage.”

Kear feels Huddersfield have got themselves a potential international in the making after signing Olly Wilson earlier this week.

The highly-rated prop joined the Giants in a six-figure deal with Colton Roche returning to Odsal the other way on loan.

“I’d like to wish Olly all the best in the future,” added Kear. "I’m certain that Huddersfield have found themselves a really good Super League player in the immediate future and possibly an international player in the medium-term future.

“We’ve lost one middle so I’m really pleased we’ve brought another one in. We’ve got to make sure Colton understands our systems and structures before he gets out there on the field of play.”

Dane Chisholm is unavailable for the Challenge Cup fifth-round tie with Featherstone this weekend because he is attending a friend’s wedding.

“He asked for leave and we gave our consent to that,” said Kear.

Meanwhile, Bulls youngster Harry Shackleton has been selected for Yorkshire in the Academy Origin series.

The three-game competition against Lancashire starts on Easter Sunday at Castleford.