WARRINGTON Wolves coach Paul Cullen is demanding a massive improvement in his Super League side's all-round attacking threat when they entertain the Giants at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday (3.00).
Cullen is determined to end a run of three defeats and admits he has been pleased with the productivity from the Wolves' right hand side, where Lee Briers and Martin Gleeson have looked menacing.
But after watching several scoring chances wasted in the 36-6 defeat at Leeds a week ago, Cullen is urging all his players to call the shots when chances present themselves and to step up their finishing standards.
To help Cullen in this cause, Paul Wood is set to return from the ankle ligament damage he suffered in the first game of the season at London and 20-year-old former Giants and Bradford Bulls half back Chris Bridge is in contention to make his debut.
Cullen, who is still fighting against an injury crisis, said: "We're very good going forward in the middle channels.
"And the tries we've scored through Lee Briers and Martin Gleeson on the right edge, and the kicks from Briers to Henry Fa'afili, have been of the very highest standard.
"We just haven't had an even spread of their threat across our team.
"It's no secret that teams gang up on Martin Gleeson and put a lot of defenders on him to stop those plays, which then frees up space and options in other areas of the field that are not being exploited at this moment in time.
"Having said that, Briers and Gleeson are still executing their plays and still scoring very good tries like the special one we saw at Leeds."
Cullen's side were regarded at the start of the season as a strong bet to reach Super League's top six play-offs.
During the winter they signed former Giants centre and Great Britain international Gleeson from St Helens, and Toa Kohe-Love and Logan Swann from Bradford Bulls.
New Zealand Test winger Fa'afili also joined towards the end of last season and is already posing a major threat.
But with so many new faces they have yet to gel as a team and have won only one of their opening five games.
That was a home fixture against bottom club Leigh Centurions when they had to rely on a late fightback to take the points.
But a fortnight ago, they suffered the heartache of a last-minute home defeat to St Helens after dominating for much of the contest.
Then last week, they earned widespread praise in their defeat at Leeds when their well-drilled approached caused the Rhinos problems before the world club champions finally cut loose.
"I believe we're heading in the right direction," added Cullen.
"Against Leeds, we gave a good account of ourselves for much of the game and created more than enough chances to win the game.
"Now we've got 23 very important games coming up, starting with the Giants.
"It's not going to be easy, because they showed against Widnes last week that they are a very effective attacking force.
"They are a well-drilled, well-coached side and if we are to gain our second win of the season, we're going to have to make sure we take our chances.
"The Giants have already shown on many occasions this season that they have the ability to take theirs."
Warrington:Grose, Faa'fili, Martin Gleeson, Kohe-Love, Gaskell, Briers, Appo, Lima, Clarke, Hilton, Swann, Wainwright, Mark Gleeson, Stevens, Bracek, Bridge, Pickersgill, Wood, Westwood.
Huddersfield Giants:Reilly, O'Hare, Evans, Donlan, Thorman, March, Slicker, Drew, Gannon, Nero, Gene, Jones, Penkywicz, Morrison, Smith, Crabtree, Grayshon, White, Jackson, St Hilaire.