HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS coach Nathan Brown remains convinced he can yet bow out of the club with silverware despite watching them crash to Monday’s 44-26 home defeat by Hull KR.
Out-of-sorts Huddersfield, who face Warrington in the semi-final of the Challenge Cup at Salford on July 15, have slumped from top spot in Stobart Super League to fifth on the back of a five-match losing run, culminating in the seven-try hammering by the in-form Robins.
Yet Brown is adamant he can still guide the Yorkshire club to a major trophy before he leaves to take up a three-year contract with St Helens in November.
“I’ve been in these situations plenty of times before,” said the former St George Illawarra boss.
“We’ve got some players who are starting to run into some fitness and good players who are starting to get back-to-back games. We’ve definitely got the group there to come out of it.
“It doesn’t happen overnight. We’ve got our first break of the year now and we have to look at a number of things when we come back.
“There is still so much to play for. We’re in the semi-finals of the Cup and, apart from Wigan and Warrington, there aren’t too many far ahead of us in the table.”
Huddersfield take a break because of England’s international with the Exiles, although four of their players are hoping to be involved in Saturday’s game at Langtree Park, including Kiwi forward David Faiumu.
Brown drew positives from his side’s latest defeat in the performances of his England trio of Eorl Crabtree, Leroy Cudjoe, who both scored tries, and Danny Brough, who kicked three goals.