Paul Anderson won’t be taking too much notice of who the Giants host in next week’s preliminary semi-final – because there’s so much for his own side to fix up!

Huddersfield’s seven-match unbeaten run came to a horrific end with their 57-4 humiliation at the hands of Wigan Warriors at the DW Stadium.

 

The manner of the defeat was something no-one saw coming.

But it’s acted as a massive wake-up call for Anderson and his battered troops, who are awaiting the outcome of today’s Leeds v Catalan and Warrington v Widnes elimination play-offs to find out who they’ll host in their sudden-death clash either next Thursday or Friday.

“We’ll let these fixtures take care of themselves,” said Anderson.

“Right now, we’ve got a lot more to think about than who our next opponents will be.

“We rocked up for our review yesterday, asked some questions and were honest in our assessment.

“It’s now a case of picking a side, and if people don’t like it – tough!

“Even though we all felt embarrassed and bitterly disappointed over the way things went at Wigan, we know our season is still alive. We’ve been handed a second chance, and it’s up to us to take it.

“Over the past couple of seasons, we’ve always found a positive response to a negative result, and that’s obviously what we need to do again.

“We know what we did wrong against Wigan, and no-one wants to repeat those mistakes for a second time.

“I thought Wigan were ready to play, they were very slick and we weren’t at the races. Wigan were physically too big and too strong for us.

“When we decide not to stick to the processes, that’s what happens. When emotions get involved, people try to solve problems on their own.

“What we have to do is make sure we get back to the structures and processes that got us to third in the table.”