STEPHEN WILD admits joining the Giants is the best move he has ever made.
The 26-year-old arrived at the Galpharm Stadium two years ago after being told he was surplus to requirement at hometown club Wigan.
But since then, his career has gone from strength to strength.
As well as now being regarded as a regular in the Great Britain set-up, Wild last season became the first Giants player to be picked for the Super League Dream Team.
Yet even though he is delighted with the progress he has made at Huddersfield, the loose-forward believes there’s still a great deal to come – both from him and the club.
“When I first moved to Huddersfield I did have one or two slight doubts,” said Wild, who earlier this year penned a new three-year deal after being courted by St Helens.
“The Giants had still to reach the play-offs for the first time and I wondered if this would be the right club for me.
“Two years later, I know for sure it is.
“Even though the Giants had never made it into the top six, I could see as soon as I walked through the door there was an incredible amount of potential.
“The set-up is first-class, the coaching is spot-on and the quality of squad is there for all to see.
“But in the past two years, it’s just got better and better.
“When I look back at this club at the end of 2005 and now, it’s just amazing.
“In my first year, we reached the Challenge Cup final and now we’ve also reached the play-offs for the first time.
“On top of that, the crowds keep on getting bigger at the Galpharm, and when you go around town you can see how our profile is increasing all the time.
“To be honest, that gives you a real buzz, because it makes you feel as if you are in some small way contributing to something very special.
“But, at the same time, it makes you more hungry to go on and do even better.
“And hopefully that process continues this season.
“Like everyone else in the squad, I’m really excited about the signings we’ve made for this year, and we see no reason at all why we can’t enjoy more success.
“Our main priority is obviously getting into the top six again, which we know won’t be easy because the quality of all the squads in the competition has improved.
“Then, if we do that, we want to win a play-off game for the first time.
“We felt we were unlucky at Hull last year, when we felt we could so easily have gone through. But we know we have the squad in place to make sure we do it this time.”