BIG Eorl Crabtree is backing the under-pressure Browns to lead the Giants out of their Super League slump.
Huddersfield host in-form Hull KR at the Galpharm Stadium tonight (8.00) hoping head coach Nathan Brown doesn’t experience five successive top-flight defeats for the first time in his four-year Giants reign.
The home side are boosted by the return of club captain Kevin Brown, who missed last week’s shock 26-22 defeat at Widnes through suspension.
Both of the Browns have come under fire from a section of fans recently, with some questioning the Australian chief’s tactics, while others believe the loose-forward’s decision to move to Widnes next season has been at the heart of the dip in form.
But England prop Crabtree is having none of it. Instead, the 29-year-old believes they’ll play a major part in getting the Giants back on track.
“Laying the blame on these two is totally wrong,” said Crabtree.
“We’re all in it together and the problem is a collective one. This dip in form is not the fault of a few individuals at all and, as a group, we all recognise that.
“Browny is working as hard as ever to turn it around, and we know he will.
“And we also know that Kev will be at the heart of our revival.
“I’ve heard it said that it’s because it’s been announced he’s joining Widnes next year our performances have dipped, which simply isn’t the case. “We’ve known for a long while now what Kev’s intentions were, and we all support him 100% in that, so when the news came through he’d be going to Widnes it had no real effect at all.