Giants coach Nathan Brown answers the questions put by Examiner Sports Reporter PETE BARROW
The Easter period throws up three big games inside nine days, has that brought a change in how the Giants prepare?
With the games coming so quick there is going to be some shorter preparation I suppose, the build up to the games will be a bit limited.
But preparation this week has been just as normal and fortunately for us everyone on our roster of players is fit.
We went through a bit of a rough patch at the start of the season, but now everyone is fit to play – and everyone wants to play – so we have a reasonable amount of players to pick from.
Having a fully fit squad, does that pose any headaches when it comes to selection?
It doesn’t provide a problem at the moment because we have had some blokes who have had to play a lot of footy for us.
A group of players have had to carry us through a period when we had the least number of players, so some players will not necessarily be involved in all of the coming games as we have a run of back-to-back fixtures.
Some of the blokes didn’t play last week, but that means they will be fresher for this week.
And the same applies for Monday that those who haven’t played on Friday will be able to come into the side fresh as well.
We have the Celtic Crusaders, Hull KR and then we finish the week with Leeds and by that time we will have to see where we are.
At the end of it I may have some hard selection decisions to make or maybe not.
But at the moment it is not that tough because we need everyone.
Most people are contributing to the games and I am sure they are all going to get the chance to play some footy sometime in this run.
Celtic Crusaders are anchored to the bottom of Super League, but do you feel the newcomers still offer a threat to the Giants?
Everyone is aware that Crusaders haven’t won a game yet, but it looks like their coaching staff have put a good structure in place.
While they are not winning they have gone close on a number of occasions.
They played a St Helens side that included all their top men and was pretty much full strength with Sean Long and all those blokes out there, and they only lost by four to nil
Then they were unlucky against Warrington and their last Super League game against Hull KR they started very strongly, but Hull KR got three tries off kicks that just bounced kindly for them.
They are going to win a game soon, they are not far away, but it is up to us to make sure that it is not against us.
If we make sure we play our best and put 100 per cent effort in. We must use the ball well and make sure we don’t give them any opportunity to get their tails up.