Tryscoring hero Leroy Cudjoe knows the Giants’ magnificent Super League XXI triumph over leaders Warrington will count for very little if they don’t back it up with an even better performance at Wigan on Thursday night.
Bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield stunned the Wolves with a thoroughly-deserved 11-0 home win, with Cudjoe crossing for a late try to secure just a second win from 11 top-flight 2016 starts for his hometown club.
But the England centre is fully aware a lot more hard work is still required if the Giants are to salvage something from what’s been a horrific start to the campaign.
And he admits a victory at the DW Stadium later this week would send out a clear message that Huddersfield are far from being a spent force.
“We put a lot of things right against Warrington the other night,” said the former Newsome Panthers junior.
“Even though we’ve lost so many games so far this season, we’ve never stopped believing we’re a good team.
“So many of these losses have been down to our own mistakes, and we knew that once we stopped doing these we’d starting winning again. That’s exactly what happened against Warrington.
“We finally started playing the Giants way the other night, and everyone immediately saw the results.
“We played together as a team and the pack got us playing on the front foot. That then makes it so much easier in the backs to be more effective.
“But the key now is obviously to make sure this win wasn’t a one-off.
“Beating the leaders will quickly be forgotten if we go to Wigan on Thursday and fall back into our bad habits.”
Cudjoe could be part of an unchanged side travelling to face the Warriors, with all 17 on duty against the Wolves available for selection, including Ryan Hinchcliffe, who dislocated a finger during the game and Ukuma Ta’ai, who picked up a knee knock.
But Anderson is expected to have options if he fancies reshuffling his winning side.
On-loan winger Gene Ormsby, who was excellent on debut at Hull 10 days ago, is available to play after not being allowed to play for parent club Warrington on Friday, while experienced forwards Eorl Crabtree (abdomen) and Larne Patrick (illness) may also be fir to return after sitting out the Wolves win.