GIANTS captain Brett Hodgson is refusing to dream about lifting the Challenge Cup – for fearing of taking Sunday’s tough fourth round home clash against Hull KR for granted.
Hodgson admits he is desperate to make a Wembley return after Huddersfield suffered their 25-16 defeat to Warrington Wolves in last year’s final.
Coach Nathan Brown has already confirmed he will be sending his strongest side of the season into action against the Robins.
But experienced Australian Hodgson knows the tie (1.45) has the potential to end the Giants’ Cup campaign at the first hurdle.
“Being involved in last year’s final was an amazing experience and, like the other 31 clubs in the competition, we’d love to be at Wembley this season,” said the goalkicking full-back and Super League Man of Steel.
“But I don’t think anyone at the Giants can dream about going back there at this stage. I know I don’t want to think about lifting the Cup just yet.
“If we do that we’re asking for trouble.
“We need to focus 100% on Hull KR, because they are a very good Super League side who could make it very tough for us if we’re not at our very best.
“This is a big game and there is very little margin for error.”