ST HELENS coach Ian Millward has hailed the work Jon Sharp is doing at Huddersfield ahead of Sunday's big Powergen Challenge Cup semi-final (3.15).
But Millward is confident he can come out on top against his former assistant at Warrington's Halliwell Jones Stadium.
"Jon probably thinks he knows a lot about what we are doing, and I am sure he does," said Millward.
"But I have changed a lot of things this year and hopefully he won't have picked up on all of those yet.
"And I know I'll have to come up with something special this weekend because Jon's a really good coach.
"You can see that with the tremendous job he is doing at Huddersfield.
"They are playing really, really well and all the credit they are getting at the moment is warranted.
"I think Jon has added a bit to them. Before they were a very uncompromising, spoiling team but that has changed.
"He has added a lot more flair to them and some of their options are very good at present."
Millward's main concern this weekend, however, is obviously ensuring his own side is in the best possible shape for his club's biggest game of the season.
The Australian has already confirmed that Sean Long and Martin Gleeson, who are at the centre of a betting scandal, will play - fitness permitting.
Former Huddersfield centre Gleeson is recovering well from a hand injury, but Long is still causing concern with a leg injury which has forced him to miss the last two games.
"Sean is only just starting to run again and it's a case of keeping our fingers crossed," added Millward.
"But at least we do know we will be without Dom Feaunati and Jon Wilkin who are serving suspensions."