TOP hooker Brad Drew believes the Giants are ready to shake off their Salford City Reds blues and storm to victory over bottom club Leigh at the Galpharm on Sunday (3.00).

The 29-year-old admits it has taken him all week to shake off the bitter disappointment he felt in the wake of The Willows' defeat.

But the popular Australian is hoping last week's pain will act as a major source of motivation against the Centurions.

"The Salford game was terrible and it hit everybody hard," said Drew.

"I'm just grateful we have the chance to do something about it this weekend.

"Obviously, the best way of getting a performance like last week out of our system is to get back out on the field as quickly as possible and put everything right.

"That's what we intend to do against Leigh.

"Going into the Salford match we'd not been playing too badly and we went there expecting to win.

"We'd got back on track with the victory over Wakefield, and we were hoping we could build on that momentum.

"But, looking back on it, the fact we had a weekend off the following week knocked us out of our stride, and we were back to square one at Salford.

"Hopefully, we'll be able to get straight back into the groove this weekend and we'll be on course again to climb into the top six.

"It's something we know we can do. It's now up to us to show that to everyone with performances on the field."

Drew is ready to retain his ever-present tag against Leigh with his 21st consecutive Giants appearance.

Question marks do, however, remain over the fitness of acting captain Chris Thorman (ankle) and crowd favourite Stanley Gene (knee), who picked up knocks during the 24-16 defeat at Salford.

They are due to undergo late fitness tests, along with Stuart Jones, who missed the trip to Salford after picking up an ankle injury in the 40-22 triumph over Wakefield in Huddersfield's last home game.

All three are included in coach Jon Sharp's initial 20-man squad, which is the same which was named against Salford a week ago.

Leigh have also picked the same 20 and could field an unchanged line-up to the one which lost 30-22 to Wigan last Friday.