Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson has expressed his delight at finally seeing his side get back to winning Super League ways.

But he admits he was still far from satisfied by the overall quality of the performance as Huddersfield stormed to a 42-22 triumph at star-studded Salford Red Devils.

The victory ended a run of just one win in the Giants’ last eight League and Cup fixtures, with Anderson now hoping last season’s table-toppers can start to build on the positives of yesterday’s third win of the 2014 campaign.

 

“This was obviously a massive improvement from the way we played at Hull last Thursday (when the Giants suffered a bitterly-disappointing 30-4 defeat),” said Anderson, who is hopeful hooker Shaun Lunt will be fit for Monday’s home clash against Wakefield after coming off in the closing moments of the Salford clash with a knee knock.

“And it was good to get the win. To be honest, it was tough trying to remember the words to the victory song!

“But you can’t be 100% happy when you’ve conceded 22 points, and it could have been more if their guy had kicked the goals.

“That showed we’ve still got things to work on, which is exactly what we intend to do.

“However, that’s for another day. What it’s all about now is to dust everyone down and see who’s ready to go against Wakefield in a couple of day’s time.”

But Anderson has revealed one man who won’t be back in the squad is scrum-half Luke Robinson, who is carrying a couple of knocks and is being given until the League fixture against Castleford in 15 days’ time to get himself fit.

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