Hat-trick hero Aaron Murphy is determined to carry on from where he left off and inspire the Giants to a second Easter success at home to former club Wakefield today.

The in-form 25-year-old winger was in blistering form as Huddersfield cruised to a thoroughly-deserved 42-22 triumph at star-studded Salford Red Devils on Good Friday.

And Murphy knows if last season’s table-toppers can back up that up with a win over the Wildcats, it could help finally ignite the Giants’ 2014 Super League challenge.

 

“Everyone goes on about how tough Easter is, with the two games in four days,” said Murphy.

“But it can also be an opportunity to kick-start your season, and that’s the way we’ve viewed it here.

“We’ve looked forward to this Easter challenge, and made sure we’ve given ourselves the best possible chance.

“We achieved the first part of our goal with the win at Salford, and we feel ready to face Wakefield and do even better today.

“A lot of people seem to be writing us off already because we haven’t made the best of starts to the season.

“But nothing’s won in April. There are 18 games to go, so we’ll see what happens come the end of the year.

“What we do know is that a win today will guarantee we start heading in the right direction, and we feel confident we’re ready to make our move.”

And Murphy could be part of the same Giants 17 that won at the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday, with head coach Paul Anderson naming the same 19-man squad.

Prop Antonio Kaufusi and young utility back Jake Connor were the men to miss out at Salford, so they’ll be hoping it’s a different story against the Wildcats today.

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