ST HELENS coach Ian Millward believes he still has enough quality in his side to secure victory in tonight's clash against the Giants at the McAlpine Stadium (8.00).
Injuries and suspensions are hitting Saints hard, with Millward's depleted squad losing 41-22 at Wakefield on Friday night.
Among those missing tonight will be suspended duo Sean Long and Martin Gleeson - out for the season after being found guilty of betting irregularities - and the injured Keiron Cunningham (leg) and Chris Joynt (shoulder).
But with the Saints boss still able to call on the likes of Paul Sculthorpe, Jason Hooper, Paul Wellens, Darren Albert, the newly-crowned Fastest Man in Rugby League, and former Giants prop Nick Fozzard, they remain a formidable outfit.
"Saints and Huddersfield need to acquire a win as one team is going to lose two on the trot, which is not a nice feeling," said Millward.
"Both teams will be striving to get back to winning ways.
"We go there a little bit depleted which is going to make it a tough task.
"Chris Joynt is out for a good period of time with his shoulder problem, Keiron Cunningham is sidelined and also Micky Higham, so it's going to be a test for the squad and a test for the younger guys.
"But I am sure we can cope."
Joynt's place in tonight's line-up could be taken by Mike Bennett, who is back in the squad after four months out with a knee injury.
Tonight's re-arranged match was originally scheduled for April 25.
But that was the date the clubs met in the Powergen Challenge Cup semi-final at Warrington.
Saints showed their class that day with a stunning 46-6 triumph.
However, the win was inspired by man-of-the-match Long, who is already being badly missed.