AVOIDING complacency is high on the agenda for the Giants as they prepare to tackle struggling London Broncos in Sunday's Super League clash at the McAlpine (5.30).
Coach Jon Sharp admits he will again be forced to field a patched-up side against the club from the capital.
But that hasn't prevented the rugby league watching world from installing Huddersfield as red-hot favourites to triumph.
While the Giants are looking to secure the League points to maintain their place in the top six, the Broncos are desperate to win to ease their relegation worries.
And Sharp believes this makes them a potentially dangerous side to face.
"When sides are desperate it can sometimes help improve their performance," argued Sharp.
"London know they need to start winning because they face a really tough run-in to the end of the season.
"No doubt they will have earmarked this game against us as one they need to win to improve their situation.
"That means they will come at us doing everything they can to get the better of us, and that makes them dangerous.
"Everyone knows of the threat of Dennis Moran, who's been playing well despite having a larger role because of injuries to other key players.
"But there are other quality players in their side, players who can make you suffer, and we can't afford to switch off at any stage.
"If we do, we can expect to suffer the consequences."
The fact injuries are once again influencing team selection should help keep the Giants on their toes.
Sharp has confirmed back-rower Paul Smith has recovered from a shoulder injury and will play, while fellow forward Matthew Whittaker is also added to the squad following a month's loan at Halifax.
Several other players are thought to be close to making returns, including playmaker Brandon Costin (hamstring), hooker Darren Turner (knee) and utility forwards Jonathan Grayshon (ankle) and Iain Morrison (knee).
But all the signs suggest that this weekend will be too early.
"We'll be patched up once again, but the boys are all keen to play," added Sharp.
"And I have confidence in them all.
"They showed at Bradford last Sunday how much character there is in this side, and I'm looking forward to seeing that again this weekend.
"The boys could easily have been blown away at the Bulls last weekend after going 18-2 behind.
"But the way they responded was magnificent. There's nothing wrong with their desire."