PAUL ANDERSON is hoping his days playing ‘Mr Grumpy’ will shortly end.
The Giants head coach admits he’s thoroughly enjoying his first pre-season in charge of a Super League club.
Former Great Britain prop Anderson knew he was ready and explained: “I’m really enjoying it, but it’s getting to the point where I should probably start thinking about not being as grumpy. I don’t want to be getting a reputation!
“Over the past few months, I can see why people might think ‘grumpy’ is my middle name, because so much about me has revolved around having to sack people, tell others what they’re doing isn’t good enough and that they need to work harder, or making the entire squad ‘suffer’ a three-day army training camp.
“None of these are partricularly pleasant tasks, but they’re part of the job. I know myself I’ve got to be a bit more light-hearted at times, and eventually I hope that’ll be the case.
“But until I see that everything is falling completely into place, I suppose I won’t be changing that much.”
Huddersfield head to former coach Nathan Brown’s St Helens for their season opener on February 2.