PUMPED-UP captain Darren Fleary is warning his Super League rivals to ignore the Giants at their peril.
The no-nonsense prop leads his hometown club into battle against former club Leeds Rhinos at the Galpharm Stadium tomorrow (4.30), with the Giants having already been written off in many quarters.
While leaders Leeds continue their march towards the Super League minor championship, sixth-placed Huddersfield's play-off spot is under threat after a run of seven defeats in their last nine matches.
It's a run that is causing concern inside the Giants' camp.
But Fleary has hit out at all those doubters who believe the Giants will remain in free fall for the rest of the season.
"We know some of our recent displays have not been acceptable," admitted Fleary.
"But that doesn't mean we should be written off.
"Confidence within the squad remains high and we know we are a good side. You don't become a bad one overnight.
"It's just a case that things haven't been going right for us in recent times. We've been struggling on the injury front and the breaks during games just haven't been going our way.
"Virtually every club in the competition has suffered a slump at some stage this year, and I'm sure ours will soon be at an end.
"But we are also well aware that you can't take any win for granted.
"There's no question this year's Super League competition is the toughest it has ever been and every League point has to be earned."
A top performance against Leeds in front of the Sky TV cameras tomorrow could signal a return to form for the Giants.
And Fleary knows the side is capable of doing just that.
"We're ready to play and put on a good show," he added.
"Leeds are a great side, but if we play to our full capabilities then we can turn them over.
"We know it's going to take a massive effort, but that's what we're aiming to achieve.
"I know if the fans turn up in their numbers tomorrow and share the same faith as ourselves, it could be a great occasion."