STAR man Stephen Wild has warned the Giants they must learn the lessons of Salford if they are to continue to make Super League progress.
Huddersfield face champions Leeds Rhinos at the Galpharm on Sunday determined to build on last season’s first play-off appearance.
This time last year, the City Reds were in exactly the same position – and ended up suffering relegation.
And Great Britain forward Wild, pictured right, doesn’t want something similar to happen to Huddersfield. He said: “Two seasons ago Salford reached the play-offs, and then the following year finished bottom.
“That shows how tough Super League is and that no-one can take anything for granted.
“In a way, Salford were a victim of their own success.
“Because they had reached the play-offs, clubs knew they needed to raise their game against them.
“As a result, they found the going really tough the following year.
“We’ve got to make sure that doesn’t happen to us – and we’re confident it won’t.
“No-one can accuse us of standing still with the signings we have made, and with the way we have worked throughout pre-season.
“But the acid test will be against Leeds on Sunday. We feel ready.”