Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson still has complete faith in his 2016 squad.
Huddersfield face the prospect of being cast two points adrift at the foot of the Super League XXI table with defeat at fellow strugglers Wakefield Trinity Wildcats this afternoon (3.00).
Injuries to a whole host of senior players have been at the heart of the Giants’ run of one win from their opening six 2016 top-flight starts.
But Anderson knows that with the arrival of new signing Ryan Brierley from Leigh Centurions and the return of fit-again prop Craig Huby, today’s derby clash at Wakefield and Monday’s home encounter against Salford Red Devils provides his club with the ideal opportunity to savour a successful Easter and kick-start a climb up the Super League table.
“No-one here is happy about the start we’ve made. One win from the opening six is simply unacceptable for a club like ours,” said Anderson.
“There are obviously reasons why we’ve suffered a start like this. I’ve never known an injury situation quite like it.
“But the last thing we’d do is use this as an excuse, that’s simply not the Giants way.
“Whatever anyone might say, I still consider us to be a very, very good team, and I’m looking forward to seeing us start to turn our season around.
“Hopefully, that process will start at Wakefield today.
“We have had a look at them and the potential threat they could pose, but we know that if we focus on our own game we can start to show everyone just how good we can be once again.”