POSITIVE Paul Smith has already put the disappointment of losing to Castleford Tigers yesterday firmly behind him by declaring: "We've bounced back before, and we'll bounce back again!"
The 24-20 defeat to Super League's bottom club has once again cast serious doubt over Huddersfield's ability to maintain a serious top-six play-off bid.
That bid will again be put seriously to the test at home to Warrington Wolves on Saturday.
But Smith believes the Giants have what it takes to get the challenge straight back on track.
"We've proved we have what it takes to bounce back before, and I'm sure we'll do it again," he said.
"You just have to look at what happened the week before we last played Warrington earlier in the season.
"We went to play them the week after we had been heavily beaten by St Helens in the Challenge Cup semi-final.
"We were all bitterly disappointed by the performance against Saints, but we got over that with a great win at Warrington.
"We're again feeling disappointed after this Cas match, and we again have the chance to put it right with a game against Warrington.
"The omens are certainly there to come good on Saturday."
And the 25-year-old believes the Giants owe it to the fans who travelled over to The Jungle in good numbers to put it right next weekend.
"They really were out in force in Castleford and it was great to see them," he added.
"I think all the boys feel sorry for the fans over the way we failed to perform over there.
"We thought we'd done a good job in the first half and had weathered the Castleford storm.
"They threw everything at us in the first half, which we knew they would. But, all credit to them, they did it again after the break.
"That, of course, is no consolation for anyone at Huddersfield."