JUBILANT Peter Jackson today reflected on a storming derby win against Hull and vowed: "We're a team to be feared when we play well."
Just 24 hours after the Giants scored a thrilling 22-20 Super League win over Hull FC, Jackson watched his battlers rip the city's soccer side to shreds to move to 11th in the Coca-Cola League I standings.
They are just three points behind next opponents, third-placed Port Vale, whose manager Martin Foyle saw goals from Pawel Abbott, Rob Edwards, Chris Brandon and Andy Booth register Town's biggest win since Macclesfield were also beaten 4-0 in March.
A season-best Galpharm crowd of 13,542 witnessed the demolition in temperatures topping 25 degrees - bookies had odds of 66/1 against a 4-0 Town win - and Jackson commented:
"We played some excellent football and showed we are a force to be reckoned with.
"Any scouts or managers watching that will know we are a team to be feared when we play well and the lads were tremendous.
"I'm confident in my players that they are as good an anyone on their day and I don't think Hull could argue about a 4-0 defeat.
"We completely outplayed them yesterday in a performance packed full of energy. Our fitness levels were excellent while Hull were on their knees, and I thought we could even have won by more towards the end."
Andy Holdsworth (calf) was Town's only injury worry after Jackson recalled Efe Sodje, Steve Yates and Danny Schofield.
"We won't get carried away, but it was an excellent win and proved to the fans how well we can play," added Jackson.
"The tempo was high, the football was quality and I'm pleased for Ian Gray that he got a clean sheet. It cost me £50, though, because I told him that's how much I'd pay for one!"