JON SHARP is hoping Paul March will remain a key part of the Giants' push for a Super League play-off place.
Huddersfield held on to seventh spot with a dramatic last-gasp 42-34 home win over Catalans Dragons.
But yesterday's victory was achieved at a price, with March carried off with an injury to his right knee.
The in-form half-back was taken to hospital for treatment immediately after the 14-try clash and was due to have scan today.
Coach Sharp admitted the injury took some of the gloss off a seventh top-flight win of the season, sealed by two tries in the final two minutes after winger Mat Gardner had earlier chalked up a hat trick.
But he was delighted by his side's never-say-die attitude.
"Obviously, the injury to Paul is a concern," said Sharp.
"But what can we say about the character the boys showed?
"Even when we fell behind with five minutes to go, I never doubted their ability to find a way back.
"There was still time on the clock and I knew we had the pace, skill and spirit to do it.
"Going into this game, I wondered how the players would stand up emotionally after the excitement of getting to the Challenge Cup quarter-finals.
"It was a genuine worry, but in the end they stood up to the test and showed what a special bunch they are.
"Obviously, we were nowhere near at our best and our error rate was far too high. So to be able to play nowhere near our best and still come up with the win was very pleasing.
"On top of that, we had to compete in temperatures of around 30 degrees, which are more suited to a team full of Frenchmen and Australians, like the Dragons!
"We have to be happy to get through this one with the right result and maintain our challenge."