WARRINGTON assistant coach James Lowes has heaped praise on the Giants and admits his side is in for a tough home Super League test on Sunday.
The Wolves go into the contest at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on the back of a big 58-22 triumph at struggling Bradford Bulls last Friday.
Twenty-four hours later, the Giants were being beaten 34-6 at home to champions Leeds Rhinos.
Lowes, who stepped down from the head coach’s job six weeks ago to become the No2 to former Giants chief Tony Smith, is hoping those results will give his side the psychological advantage ahead of this weekend’s showdown.
But he knows that whatever levels of confidence the two sides may possess, the Wolves are in for a tough challenge.
“The Bradford win has given the guys a boost, got them smiling and looking forward to the Huddersfield game,” said Lowes.
“But we all know this game is going to be very tough.
“Huddersfield deserve to be up there, they are playing exceptionally well.
“They have an experienced NRL coach in Nathan Brown and the team has a good balance.
“They have a big pack and once they get rolling they have some sharp half-backs.
“We’ve got to be showing the same amount of enthusiasm and energy as we did against Bradford.”
Lowes and Smith have yet to reveal their potential line-up for this Sunday, but new Warrington signing Richard Mathers has been warned not to expect to walk straight into the team following his return to fitness.
The former Leeds and Wigan full-back has completed his first full training session after recovering from a hernia operation and is hoping to make his debut this weekend.
But Chris Riley produced a very accomplished full-back display in the Bradford win and he is also facing competition from Chris Hicks for the number one role.
“Although Richie is a good player and brings a lot of qualities to the team, he has no divine right to walk in and get that shirt straight away,” added Lowes.