HUDDERSFIELD coach Nathan Brown has warned his side against complacency after sweeping Swinton Lions aside to reach the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup.
Despite coasting to a 52-0 win at the Galpharm to reach the last eight, Brown insists Huddersfield will need to be on their guard whoever they are paired against in tomorrow morning’s quarter-final draw, which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 live at 8.20.
With the in-form Giants two points clear at the top of Super League, Brown’s men are regarded as one of the favourites to reach the Wembley final.
But the Galpharm chief is keen to make sure his players don’t get carried away.
“Batley have nearly caused an upset (at home to London Broncos), Featherstone caused one and nearly caused another one,” said Brown.
“And that’s one of the great things about the cup, it’s what happens on the day.
“I’m sure everyone will be talking about wanting to draw Leigh now because they’re the only Championship side left.
“But whoever they get will be wary because the Super League is so different to the Challenge Cup where anything can happen.
“The key to the Challenge Cup is just staying alive. If you could control the draw there might be one or two sides everyone might favour getting but you’ve got to play well.”
And Brown was happy with the way his side went about their business to tame the Lions.
“It was a solid performance, and we’ve got to be happy,” added Brown.
“Full credit to Swinton, they did challenge us a couple of times, but we came up with a good defensive effort to keep them out, which was pleasing.”