Giants chief Nathan Brown full of praise for backroom staff
NATHAN BROWN has heaped praise on his backroom staff for the physical shape of the Giants at a crucial stage of the season.
Sunday’s 18-16 win at leaders Wigan helped Huddersfield stay sixth in Super League with two games to go.
And Brown, who has props Keith Mason and Darrell Griffin up before disciplinary chiefs tonight, couldn’t be happier with the way his side are shaping up.
“We had some very important players returning at Wigan and it was clear what an influence they had,” said Brown, who hasn’t ruled out an inquiry over Bradford’s departing Aussie ace Steve Menzies.
“It is certainly in complete contrast to this time last year, when we were losing key men.
“There’s no doubt the squad is looking a lot stronger and for that our medical staff deserve a tremendous amount of credit.
“We have had our fair share of blokes out injured, which means they have been kept very busy, but it’s great to know they are in such safe hands.”
A key to the Giants’ success at Wigan were the forwards, with Brown giving assistant Paul Anderson a pat on the back.
“Baloo has done an outstanding job in getting us to where we are now,” added Brown.
“Wigan have been able to dominate a lot of sides in the forwards this season, but we didn’t allow that to happen.”
Mason is charged with treading on Stuart Fielden’s leg and then running in and pushing him in an aggressive manner.
Fielden and Griffin have been charged with fighting.