GIANTS coach Nathan Brown believes the fans will have a massive role to play in helping his side secure a Carnegie Challenge Cup fourth-round victory at Harlequins on Saturday (3.00).
With admission free for season-ticket holders, Huddersfield are hopeful of attracting at least 1,000 fans for the trip to The Stoop.
As well as many supporters travelling independently, five coaches have already been filled, while tickets are now being collected in big numbers on a daily basis.
And Brown can’t wait to sample the Cup-tie atmosphere.
“I’ve made no secret of how much I love the crowds over here and the atmosphere they can generate,” said Brown.
“Our fans at Wigan last Friday were absolutely fantastic, and there were times when they were clearly out-shouting those from Wigan. We all really appreciated it.
“There’s no question that the more support you get, the better it is for the players.
“There’s no doubt they can give them a huge psychological lift and make all the difference in the world in a tight contest, which I expect Saturday will be.
“Although we beat them convincingly here the other week (46-6 in Super League) we’re expecting a far tougher game down there, and the fans have an important part to play.
“We want to do well in the competition, so it’s important we put on a top show and give the fans something to shout about.”
Free Cup tickets for season-ticket holders for this weekend’s clash will be available at the Galpharm Stadium ticket office between 9am and 5pm today and before 4.30pm tomorrow.