Huddersfield Giants chief Paul Anderson is confident his side will reap the rewards of last week’s 76-18 home thrashing of Hull FC and have the momentum to power past Warrington Wolves and secure a place in the Super League Grand Final for the first time.

The Huddersfield chief expects Scott Grix (groin) and Ukuma Ta’ai (ankle) to be available for Thursday’s trip to the Halliwell Jones Stadium (8.00) after picking up knocks during the win over the Airlie Birds, who have parted company with coach Peter Gentle today.

That would mean the coach of the recently-crowned Super League XVIII minor champions would have a fully-fit squad at his disposal for the biggest game of the season.

 

And at this stage of the campaign, Anderson knows he couldn’t have hoped for any better.

“Grixy and Ukuma were back running over the weekend, which is what we were hoping,” said Anderson.

“Having said that, we’re not exactly short of options at the moment. We do have quality cover available.

“Last week against Hull, David Faiumu missed out through selection.

“And there were no places for the likes of Jamie Cording, Ben Blackmore, Matty Dawson and Luke George, all of whom I’d have no hesitation in bringing in.

“I know how keen all of them are to feature, but I also know how much those who played against Hull are looking forward to getting back out there this Thursday.

“We clearly seemed to have benefited from the game against Wigan the week before – even though we lost that match – and we’re determined to take the momentum from Hull with us to Warrington.

“If that proves the case we’ll take some stopping.”