Paul Anderson believes last night’s 24-24 draw at bogey team Warrington is a sign the Huddersfield Giants have what it takes to go all the way to the Grand Final.

Huddersfield ended a run of 10 successive defeats at the hands of the Wolves by collecting a hard-fought point at the Halliwell Jones Stadium to move up to fourth in the table.

Anderson admitted his side should have gone on to win after leading 23-6 after 57 minutes and then having to rely on a last-minute Danny Brough drop goal to finish all square.

But he says his side can take a big positive out of the way they competed.

“The real positive from last night is that it showed we can put ourselves in a big position to win a big game against a good team,” said Anderson.

“If we want to win this competition, which we do, we’re going to have to compete and beat the top teams, and Warrington are a top team.

 

“I know we didn’t win, but we didn’t lose, and if we do have to come back here in the play-offs we know we have what it takes to compete against them.

“In that first half we showed how good we can be if we control the ball, and we have to keep working towards doing that for the full 80 minutes.”

Anderson refused to comment on whether video referee Phil Bentham was correct to award Ben Harrison’s second try in the 65th minute when there was major doubt.

“I’ve not got the best eyesight in the world. All I know it was given,” he added.

“My main concern was how soft we conceded it. That’s what I need to think about.”