NATHAN BROWN is confident the ‘Return of the Giants’ to the Galpharm Stadium will inject new life into his club’s faltering season.
A dip in form has resulted in Huddersfield struggling to hold on to fourth place in Super League and crashing out of the Challenge Cup to Castleford Tigers at the quarter-final stage six days ago.
Injuries to key players have been a big factor in the stuttering performances.
But Brown believes a return home after a two-month absence following the re-laying of the Galpharm pitch could be at the heart of his side’s bid to re-discover their best form, starting with tonight’s homecoming clash against Hull KR (7.15), when Giants chairman Ken Davy will also be making a ‘blockbusting’ announcement at half-time.
“Playing our last three ‘home’ fixtures at Halifax has been good for us,” said Brown, whose side beat Castleford, Catalan and Crusaders at The Shay.
“But there’s nothing to beat playing at your proper home. We’ve missed it.
“And I’m sure we can make it a successful homecoming, particularly as it’s such an important game for us.
“There’s been a lot of hype surrounding the return, and I’m sure the players will rise to the occasion, but the main focus for us tonight is to do everything we can to get back to some of our best form.
“It’s no secret we’re not going as well as we’d like, but we know that if we can start to get the little things right again we’ll give ourselves a big shot. Even though we’ve got our injury problems, we’ve still got the players who can get the job done if they play to the best of their ability.
“We know this is the chance to put a lot of things right on what looks a magnificent playing surface.”