Centurion Brad Drew wants an exciting finale for the Huddersfield Giants
Aug 6 2010 by Peter Barrow, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
IT WAS ton up time for Giants’ Brad Drew as he made his 100th appearance for the club against his old employers Wakefield Trinity.
The Aussie inspiration, who celebrates his 35th birthday in three weeks time, thoroughly enjoyed the 58-6 win over the Wildcats as he turned in a man-of-the-match performance.
It was a great game and a great result for the Giants,” said Drew.
“Whenever you face Wakefield in a derby game you have to be ready for a very tough contest.
“I must admit I felt a bit for Wakey because they are in a bit of a rut at the moment and I have still got a lot of friends over there, so hopefully things will get better for them soon.
“But we have got to be very happy with the way things are going for the Giants at the moment.”
The former Penrith, Parramatta and Canberra star believes that the Giants are finally beginning to find the sort of form that could see them be competitive in the play-offs.
“Slowly but surely we have been getting closer to putting in the kind of performances that we want,” said Drew.
“You have to aim at producing good play for the full 80 minutes, and we are starting to feel that we are getting nearer to that.
“At times earlier in the season we were having games when we played some good stuff, but then we were following that with spells where we played some very ordinary stuff.
“But just of late we have kept playing our good stuff for longer periods in matches and that is a good sign for the players and the club.”
And Drew is hoping that the Giants can make this season’s end of season adventure as exciting as possible for the club’s fans.
“We are looking pretty healthy and to add to that we should have quite a few blokes coming back soon,” said Drew.
“The part of the season that you really want to be firing on all cylinders is the play-offs, and if we keep building from where we are now then hopefully our performances can get stronger and stronger.
“But it is basically all about everyone working hard for one another, which we are doing right now.
“There is no doubt that we can be involved in the competition for the play-offs and we are just aiming to finish as strongly as we can and make it as exciting for the fans as we possibly can.”
THE Giants Supporters group are holding their next meeting at Turnbridge WMC, St Andrews Road on Tuesday (7.30).
The guest speaker will be Radio Leeds presenter James Deighton.