BY coach Jon Sharp's own admission, the Giants are finding it tough right now.
His squad's injury crisis has struck at a time when the Giants have been facing Super League's top teams.
In the past month, they have had to endure away trips to Bradford, Wigan and Hull and then entertained St Helens in a re-arranged midweek clash.
Even with a full-strength Giants squad those fixtures would have been punishing.
But with such a depleted line-up the outcomes were inevitable, although the margin of defeats have been a particularly bitter pill to swallow.
It's the first time Sharp has been under the cosh since taking the head coach's role for the start of this season.
Yet one man, in particular, has no doubt Sharp has the necessary credentials to get the Giants back on track - St Helens coach Ian Millward.
Sharp spent two years as Millward's assistant at Knowsley Road.
And even though Saints handed out a heavy 50-8 defeat to the Giants on Wednesday night, the highly-respected Millward is convinced Sharp will turn it around.
"Jon's going through a tough run, but I'm sure it'll come good for him," said Millward.
"I believe he's doing a tremendous job and has what it takes to bounce back from this demanding spell.
"He's got a fantastic work ethic, and I know his response to losing these recent games will be to work even harder to put it right.
"I believe a sign of a good coach is if they can react positively to disappointment.
"Jon has already shown that.
"A week after we knocked them out of the Challenge Cup semi-final, they returned to the same stadium to beat host club Warrington.
"That was a great win, and was a clear sign that Jon and his players have the character to bounce back.
"Because he's worked with me for two years, I really am genuinely pleased with the way Jon's going on with the job."
But does Millward believe the Giants have it in them to remain in the top six for the rest of the season.
"It's possible, there's no doubt about it," said the Saints boss.
"Their biggest threat comes from Wakefield, who are playing some great stuff right now.
"But the Giants offer plenty and have reached the top six because they're a good team.
"When their injured players return it'll be interesting."