IT’S at a time like this you need a really cool head in charge.
And in Nathan Brown we couldn’t have anyone any better.
None of us are feeling happy about the way things have been going over the past month or so, with many of the performances simply not up to the standard we now expect.
But the key when suffer your blip – experience has taught us all that every club will suffer one during the course of a season – is not to panic.
That’s something none of us at the Giants are doing, thanks to Browny’s calming influence.
Yes, we’re far from happy with the way things have been going, but with such a brilliant coach at the helm we know it’s only a matter of time before we get back to where we want to be.
Browny’s certainly not panicking, so neither are we.
This week we’ve taken a long, hard look at what’s been going on and what it’s going to take to turn things around.
We’ve all, as players, had the chance to have our say and be honest about what’s been going on.
Not once has anyone used the current crop of injuries as an excuse for the disappointing results and no-one has been blaming anyone.
We know the key is to remain as tight a group as possible and continue to be there for your teammates.
If we do that then we know the tide will turn, and why can’t that be against Hull KR at the Galpharm tomorrow?
The club have pulled out all the stops to make sure our first game back at the stadium in two months proves a very special occasion, and everything is gearing itself up to be a great success, both on and off the field.
It was certainly clear from our Open Day this week how excited the fans are about this weekend’s encounter.
I know how much the boys are looking forward to coming ‘home’ and playing on the newly re-laid Galpharm pitch. It really does look fantastic.
And I know that those who are lucky enough to play are really relishing the challenge ahead. My knee injury has obviously ruled me out.
If you could have been in the dressing room at the end of our Cup defeat at Cas last weekend you’d have seen just how devastated and shattered all the boys were.
They’re all still hurting from the events of last weekend, and after an experience like that all you want to do is get back out there and try and put things right as quickly as possible.
With the quality we have in our side, we know that’s exactly what we can do.