Jason Chan is confident the Huddersfield Giants will find the right response to their Challenge Cup heartache when they head to Hull FC tomorrow night.

Huddersfield travel to the KC Stadium just four days after their controversial 17-16 fourth-round exit at the hands of in-form Super League leaders St Helens.

The Giants were denied a key point when referee Phil Bentham ruled Danny Brough’s 78th-minute drop-goal attempt had gone wide, with Luke Walsh then grabbing a one pointer to seal Saints’ win a minute later.

But second-row forward Chan knows the Giants have the strength of character to put that massive setback behind them and secure a third league victory of the campaign.

“One of the first things Baloo (coach Paul Anderson) said to us after the game was to forget about what happened against Saints, keep our heads up and move on,” said the Papua New Guinea star.

“There’s no doubt the manner of the defeat to Saints was disappointing. To be honest, when Broughy struck the ball and lifted his hands to celebrate, I was already getting back to defend the next set!

“But that’s gone now and there’s nothing we can do about it.

“We can’t feel sorry for ourselves, we’ve got a big game at Hull tomorrow night and we’ve got to make sure we go there in the right frame of mind.

“Although it was a really disappointing way to lose to Saints, we shouldn’t forget that it was a much-improved performance by us.

“We were far better than we had been in the defeats to Warrington and Catalan in our previous two games. Our second-half
performance, in particular, was a lot better.

“So we know that if we build on the
positives rather than keep focusing on the negatives then the results will start to turn.

“There’s no doubt about that at all.”

Hosts Hull are also hurting after a dramatic Challenge Cup exit at home to Salford when they suffered a 37-36 golden-point defeat.

And vice-captain Danny Houghton knows it’s vital they bounce at home to the Giants tomorrow night.

“We put a lot of effort in against Salford and everybody in the squad is still stinging a little bit,” he said. “We came in the following morning to have a good look at the video and we know where we went wrong, so it’s up to us to bounce back against Huddersfield.

“We’ve got a tight-knit bunch in that dressing room. Everybody is prepared to stick their hand up and do the tough work for the good of the team.

“That’s the mentality we need right now, we’ve got to keep grafting together and the good thing about this sport is you get another chance the following week to put things right.

“It’s a different competition this week but it’s still an opportunity to right a few wrongs and that’s the challenge for us.”

Hull FC: Bowden, Carvell, Colbon, Ellis, Hadley, Heremaia, Houghton, Miller, Paea, Paleaaesina, Rankin, Shaul, Talanoa, Thompson, Tuson, Watts, Westerman, Whiting,

Giants: Grix, McGillvary, Wardle, Murphy, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Lunt, Kopczak, Ferres, Chan, Bailey, Lawrence, Ta’ai, Wood, Broughton, Kaufusi, Johnson, Connor.

Referee: Richard Silverwood.