Bitterly disappointed Paul Anderson is confident the Giants will find the perfect response to last night’s 22-8 home play-off defeat to Wigan Warriors.

The newly-crowned minor Super League XVIII champions missed the opportunity to move to within 80 minutes of the Grand Final at Old Trafford and secure a home semi-final after coming second best to their impressive visitors.

It means they now face a home elimination play-off clash next Thursday to the lowest-ranked winner of this weekend’s knockout clashes – it will be either Catalan Dragons, Hull FC and Hull KR.

But Anderson is confident his players have what it takes to bounce straight back.

“We’re all really disappointed, that’s obvious,” said Anderson.

“We unfortunately saved one of our worst performances for a long time for the time when we needed to produce our best, and that hurts.

“But there’s no way we’ll be dwelling on this. We’ll dust ourselves down, get it out of our system today and move on.

 

“One of the many good things about the Giants of 2013 has been our ability to find the right response after a defeat or a disappointing performance.

“That’s what we will now work towards doing again.”

And Anderson had no complains about the outcome.

“Wigan asked more questions with the ball than we did,” he added.

“We took some short cuts and didn’t show a great deal of honesty at times. We’ll make sure there’s no repeat of that next Thursday.

“We’ve got a week to prepare for that game and we intend to use it well.”