PAUL ANDERSON is happy for the Giants to repeat their Hull heroics and grind out another hard-fought win at highly-fancied Warrington Wolves tonight (8.00).
Huddersfield moved three points clear at the top of the Super League XVIII table with last Saturday’s 24-10 home triumph over the Black and Whites as Anderson’s men made it six wins from seven top-flight starts.
It wasn’t the Giants’ most flamboyant performance of the season.
But if Huddersfield can produce a similar display at the Halliwell Jones Stadium tonight to open up a five-point gap between themselves and the chasing pack, Anderson will be a very happy man.
“I personally think our win over Hull was one of our best of the season,” said Anderson.
“That’s because we didn’t play particularly well but we still found a way to win by grinding it out.
“When the going got tough, we just did what we believed in and took 60 minutes to get the upper hand.
“It was a case of being patient and taking our chances when they came along.
“I expect it could be something similar tonight.
“But if it is, we know we have what it takes to win such a contest, and that should give us added confidence.
“Warrington are a massive challenge and they are a lot of people’s favourites to win the competition.
“They haven’t changed their squad from last year either which means they have a settled side. They are a physical team and will be hard to beat, so we need to play well.
“But, as I said, we won’t be going there lacking any confidence.
“We’ve already found a number of different ways to win this season, and that’s really pleasing.”
The Giants will be making their first return to the Halliwell Jones Stadium since they were thrashed 54-6 in Super League XVII last September.
But tonight’s contest is obviously expected to be far closer.
The Wolves are, however, boosted by the return of Australian second rower Trent Waterhouse and England forward Ben Harrison.
Waterhouse has missed the last three games with a lower-back strain, while Harrison has not featured since round one after undergoing a hernia operation.
Huddersfield are, of course, unchanged as they look to beat the title favourites.