BEATEN Giants captain Darren Fleary believes Huddersfield have the players capable of bouncing straight back against Warrington on their Super League return on Sunday.

The Giants make an immediate return to the Halliwell-Jones Stadium next weekend when the memory of yesterday's heavy Challenge Cup semi-final defeat will still be fresh in their minds.

But the 31-year-old former Great Britain prop has no doubt the Giants will return to action far stronger for this bitter experience.

"There was a massive air of disappointment in the changing rooms at the end of yesterday's match," revealed Fleary.

"It's fair to say we were all absolutely gutted. We worked hard in training for this game, and we never got into it.

"But we're not going to let it get the better of us.

"As a team, we have the strength of character to get it out of our system, get back onto the training field and come back far stronger.

"It won't affect our plans for continuing to build a bright future for the McAlpine.

"My message for those wonderful fans who got right behind us is that we will definitely bounce back. Just watch us next week at Warrington!"

Fleary knows, however, that to guarantee success against the Wolves there has to be a massive improvement in form.

And he is confident that will be achieved.

"We know the areas where we let ourselves down badly against St Helens and we'll be looking to rectify those in training this week," he added.

"For a kick-off, we can't afford to start as poorly as we did yesterday.

"We let Saints get on the front foot right from the first whistle, and I'm afraid that set the tone for the whole of the contest.

"You can't give a start to a quality team like St Helens, because if you do the final outcome is inevitable.

"From very early on, we were chasing the game, and St Helens just waited to pounce.

"Saints played well, you can't take that away from them, but we did our best to give them a helping hand. That's probably the most disappointing part of it all.

"And they also played at a far higher tempo than anyone else we've faced this season.

"It really was a very fast game, partly because (referee) Karl Kirkpatrick took us back a very big 10.

"That meant we couldn't get anywhere near them to try and disrupt their pattern of play.

"But I suppose that can be seen as something of an excuse.

"At the end of the day, the simple truth is that we should have played better."