YOUNG Giants sensation Michael Lawrence is enjoying all the praise he is receiving.

But he admits he is feeling a lot happier now the individual accolades are finally coming on the back of a Huddersfield victory.

The 18-year-old centre was singled out for praise for keeping Warrington’s Australian Test centre Matt King quiet at the Millennium Stadium two weeks ago and again received huge plaudits for doing the same against Hull KR’s Kiwi ace Jake Webster in last week’s Challenge Cup defeat. However, the fact he got the better of Webster once again yesterday meant even more to him, because it helped his hometown club secure a much-needed win.

“I was happy with my performance yesterday. I think it was my best in a Giants shirt,” said the former Newsome Panthers junior.

“But what was the best thing about it was that he came on the back of a win for us, and it’s a win we’ve obviously been wanting for a number of weeks.

“We’ve been taking a lot of stick from all directions, and we knew we needed to put on a big performance against Hull KR to prove to everyone that we are a good team.

“In training last week there was a lot of focus on defence, because that was obviously the area we had to work on.

“And the result yesterday spoke for themselves.

“It was a great performance all-round and I was absolutely delighted to score the two tries, and I was also happy to set up the try for Aspy (Martin Aspinwall).

“It was also fantastic to do well again against a centre like Jake Webster, especially after facing Matt King a few weeks ago.

“It’s fantastic challenging yourself against players like that. It helps you improve.

“But the best feeling is being part of a winning Giants team!”