IN-FORM Leroy Cudjoe believes the Huddersfield Giants are about to face their toughest test of the Super League XVIII season.
They head to Wakefield on Sunday (3.30) a point clear at the top of the table with three wins out of three.
After big wins over St Helens and London Broncos, the Giants were forced to dig deep to secure their thrilling 22-10 triumph over Wigan Warriors.
That’s put the Giants in very positive mood ahead of Sunday’s trip to the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.
But with the Wildcats having beaten Hull KR 36-20 in their opening home game two weeks ago and backed that up with an excellent 28-0 win at London Broncos on Sunday, Cudjoe knows his hometown club will have to be at their best to make it four wins out of four.
“Wakefield away is always tough, and we know this weekend will be no exception,” said the England three-quarter.
“But I think their win down at London Broncos has done us a few favours.
“Our performance against London the other week was a bit scratchy, and one of the main reasons for that was that we probably took them for granted. They’d been turned over at home by Widnes the week before, so we felt confident going into the game. Perhaps we were a little complacent.
“But the nature of Wakefield’s win on Sunday is the clearest warning we could have been given that we need to be at our very best.
“As a result, we’re preparing for what could be our toughest game of the season and will be leaving nothing to chance.
“There were a few areas against Wigan we need to improve, and we’ve got to make sure we do that to make sure we give ourselves the best possible chance of maintaining our great start.”