FIT-AGAIN Darren Turner is hoping the Giants' brave display against the Bulls will encourage even more supporters to get behind his team.
Over 5,000 Giants fans were at the McAlpine yesterday as coach Jon Sharp's men came close to pulling off a victory over the world club champions.
The 29-year-old former Sheffield Eagles hooker admitted this game was the first in his career where his own team's fans outshouted those from the Bulls.
And he is hoping it is a sign of things to come.
"When we came out of the tunnel for the start of the game the noise from the Giants fans was absolutely fantastic," he reflected.
"It gave all the lads a massive buzz and does act as a source of inspiration.
"It's just a shame that it couldn't inspire us to victory, but we did come pretty close.
"I think the performance was another sign that we're making genuine progress.
"To match the Bulls the way we did shows we can play at a high level and can now genuinely compete against the top teams.
"And there's no doubt that the Huddersfield fans yesterday more than matched those from Bradford.
"It's the first time I've been involved in a match where you could hear our supporters above the Bulls fans.
"Hopefully, it will be repeated many more times in the future."