LUKE ROBINSON is keen to inflict Challenge Cup misery on hometown club Halifax if it can help the Giants rediscover their top Super League form.
Robinson and the Giants are desperate to put on a show in tomorrow’s fourth-round clash at The Shay (3.00) to help erase the memory of the bitterly disappointing home defeats to Catalans and Wakefield in their last two outings.
And despite the 23-year-old, pictured right, having a major soft spot for Fax, he’s made it clear there will be no room for sentiment this weekend.
“It’s important we win this tie, and win well,” said Robinson, who lives in Sowerby Bridge.
“I’m Halifax born and bred, and I’d love to see the club return to their former glory.
“But there’s no way I want them to succeed at the expense of the Giants.
“After the tough couple of weeks we’ve been through, it’s vital we play well tomorrow.
“For some reason, it’s just not happening for us at the moment and we’ve got to sort it out as quickly as possible.
“It’s been a really frustrating time because we’ve got a quality squad and quality coaches.
“I’m sure we just need to get one really good win under our belt and we’ll be away.
“Hopefully, that win will come this weekend.”
But Robinson is also keen to triumph tomorrow for another big reason.
“I don’t think I could cope with the stick if we didn’t do well,” he added.
“Because I live in the town and help coach at (Halifax club) Siddal, I know a lot of folk would make my life unbearable!
“I suppose it’s all part of the banter, but there’s no way I want to be on the receiving end.
“But I know that if we adopt the right approach and can fix up the areas that have let us down in the last couple of weeks, we’ll be OK.
“We’re aware Halifax will be fired-up. They’ve been talking up the game all week.
“But we’re looking forward to getting back out on the field and getting back to our best form.
“This is a very important game for us.”
Giants coach Jon Sharp could keep faith with the same 17 that suffered the 18-16 Super League defeat at the hands of Wakefield a week ago.
However, he may be looking at making one or two positional changes in a game to be refereed by National League official Gareth Hewer.