GIANTS coach Nathan Brown backed under-fire opposite number Richard Agar after the Giants snuffed out Hull’s revival to secure a hard-fought 20-10 win.
Agar has been the subject of a fans’ internet campaign to oust him following a poor start to the Super League season, with Hull’s players publicly supporting their boss in the face of mounting pressure.
Brown said: "Hull have some very talented players. They made us work really hard to earn our victory.
"If Hull work as hard as that every week, then they are going to have a good year.
"Hopefully, Hull’s fans will be a bit easier on Richard. The players are certainly playing for him. After two or three weeks, people have got a bit hasty."
Agar believes Hull’s players are desperate to put their bad start behind them following their stirring fight-back after trailing 10-0 after nine minutes.
He said: "The changing room is full of disappointed players.
"They’re not happy at coming away with what they’re coming away with.
"That’s a good sign. There’s plenty of spirit in the side. They showed lots of tenacity to get back in the game."
He also praised Huddersfield’s battling style: "We had a pretty intense storm to weather early on. Huddersfield started really well.
"The problem was that we didn’t have the ball, and the penalty count was against us.
"I was a little disappointed by some of the penalties we conceded, as it put us under the pump.
"But the players ended the first half in good shape to have earned the right to get back into the contest after a pretty torrid time."