DANNY BROUGH has vowed to do everything he can to keep the Giants top of Super League XVIII.
And he has labelled claims his heroics at champions Leeds Rhinos last Friday was a response to being left out of the 2013 England Elite Training Squad as ‘a load of rubbish’!
The 30-year-old Huddersfield captain was last week controversially left out of national boss Steve McNamara’s squad as the countdown to autumn’s World Cup gets under way.
Days later, Brough returned to action to inspire the Giants to a stunning 32-8 triumph at Headingley to maintain his side’s one-point lead at the top of the table ahead of Saturday’s home clash against Hull FC (5.30).
The inspirational goalkicking half-back missed Huddersfield’s shock home defeat to Bradford Bulls through illness, with Brough making it clear that helping the Giants get back to winning ways was his sole focus last Friday.
“Whether I’d been picked for England or not, it wouldn’t have made any difference to me,” said Brough, who will bide his time before deciding whether to take up Scotland’s offer and switch World Cup allegiance.
“All I was bothered about was helping us find the right response to that Bradford defeat, which I was absolutely delighted to do.
“I know a lot of people have suggested my motivation for wanting to play well was because I’d been left out of the England squad.
“That’s a load of rubbish. I’m not that interested who’s in or out of the England squad, I’m only interested in the Giants and doing what I can to keep us at the top of the table.
“I’m loving being a part of this squad, and that’s good enough for me at the moment. All I’m thinking about right now is preparing to try and beat Hull on Saturday.”