AUSTRALIAN forward Ben Roarty has blasted the Giants' dissenting fans - and urged them to get behind the team in Sunday's crunch clash at Widnes.
The rugged 29-year-old forward was far from happy to hear boos from home supporters in a disappointingly low 3,231 crowd during the 29-12 home defeat by bottom side Castleford at the Galpharm Stadium on Sunday.
It was an 11th loss in 15 games and the fifth in a row, undermining Huddersfield's bid for a first Tetley's Super League play-off appearance.
"The fans pay their money to watch us and of course they're fully entitled to their opinions, but barracking us during games doesn't help," said Roarty.
"Our recent run of results are a disappointment to everyone concerned, but I can assure all our supporters that the boys are working their socks off, and will continue to do that right the way through to the end of the season."
With five games to go, the seventh placed Giants are level on 20 points with Wakefield, who occupy the sixth and final play-off spot.
But Huddersfield have a far inferior points difference (minus 204 to plus 51).
Warrington Wolves are a point behind the Giants with a points difference of minus 25.
That means a victory at Widnes is vital, but Roarty knows that the Chemics, beaten 14-13 at Salford on Saturday, are fighting for their Super League lives after Castleford moved within two points of them with Sunday's success.
"It's the real business end of the season, and every match means something at this stage," said the former Penrith Panthers man, who is in his second season at Huddersfield.
"It's sure to be tough at Widnes, and that means the players and supporters have to be pulling in the same direction.
"It's great to run out at an away game and have a good following cheer you on.
"Hopefully the fans who booed on Sunday will have a think about what they did and come over and get behind us at Widnes.
"We all want to make the play-offs and the fans want us to do it as well, so there's no reason we shouldn't all be together on this."
Ex-Wigan boss Frank Endacott arrived at Widnes in an advisory capacity today.