GIANTS coach Jon Sharp has handed his players another licence to thrill in tonight’s Super League home clash against Catalans Dragons (7.30).
His Huddersfield side has been involved in several epic top-flight battles over the past month, including a heart-stopping 28-26 triumph over St Helens at the Galpharm on Easter Monday and a 24-24 draw at Hull KR last Sunday.
The Giants were also narrowly pipped 20-19 at home to Wigan three weeks ago.
And while Sharp would obviously have liked to have seen all three games result in victories for his side, he is hoping his players can continue in the same vein against the French in front of the Sky TV cameras tonight.
“While there are certain areas of our game that still need some attention, I’m delighted with some of the things we are doing on attack,” said Sharp.
“In the last couple of games we have looked very strong going forward, with a lot of our combinations now starting to gel. It’s been exciting to watch.
“The main priority tonight is to see that process continue. If it does, I know we’ll cause Catalans a lot of problems and that the fans will be in for another treat.
“But we still need to tighten up our defence.
“Catalans have surprised everyone with the way they have been playing, despite their fair share of injury problems. Thomas Bosc has stepped up to the plate superbly in the role of playmaker and big Alex Chan has been causing teams lots of problems down the middle.
“It’s a case of making sure we can keep them at arms length and maintain our good form on attack.
“It’s another tough challenge when we know we’ll have to be at our very to come up with the win.
“But we are in pretty good nick despite the busy Easter programme we’ve just had, and I know the boys are desperate to get back to winning ways after drawing at Hull KR last Sunday.
“I know that if we learn the lessons from that game and continue to build on the way we played in that match and against Saints the Monday before we won’t be far away tonight.
“And I’m sure the fact we’ll move above them in the League table if we win will act as motivation .”