BITTERLY disappointed Giants coach Jon Sharp believes Tuesday's trip to Super League champions Bradford Bulls can't come soon enough.
The Galpharm chief has admitted last night's 26-18 home defeat to Hull has hit him hard.
After fighting back from an early deficit to lead 10-8 at the break, Sharp was hopeful his players would kick-on for the win.
But after the break, his side's challenge lost its momentum and the visitors took control.
Despite the defeat, the Giants hold on to their fifth spot on the Super League ladder, although Sharp regards that as scant consolation.
"This was one of those games that got away," said the deflated coach.
"We worked so hard to get ourselves back in the mix in the first half and it looked like we were going well.
"But after half-time we just plotted our own downfall.
"In the first 15 minutes of the second half we failed to complete a set and put ourselves under far too much pressure.
"We also had a very tough call against us when it was 20-14 and that led to Hull scoring a try.
"It gave them valuable breathing space and put us under pressure.
"But, as I've said, we certainly didn't do ourselves any favours.
"At least we don't have long to dwell on this defeat.
"It's straight back into work today and preparing for Tuesday's trip to Bradford.
"Obviously, that's going to be a tough match, particularly as the Bulls are buoyed by their excellent win over Leeds.
"But after the events of last night, none of us can wait to get back out on the field and try and put things right."
Sharp is keeping his fingers crossed all 17 players who were in action last night are able to check in for training injury-free.
He is also hoping to have centre Michael De Vere (dead leg) and forward Steve Snitch (virus) available after missing the Hull clash.