ANGRY Giants coach Nathan Brown believes his players only had themselves to blame for yesterday’s 24-6 Super League defeat to St Helens.
Huddersfield’s three-match unbeaten run came to an abrupt end with their third loss of the campaign, which resulted in Brown’s men dropping to fourth in the top-flight table.
The Galpharm chief admitted his side’s form was far from being at its best, but he was even more disappointed with the way his players had responded to some of the decisions made by French referee Thierry Alibert.
Several key calls appeared to go against the Giants – angering players and fans alike – but Brown has made it clear he was far from happy with the way his side reacted to them.
“The major problem I had wasn’t with the referee’s calls, it was the fact there were too many people out there who thought they should have had the whistle,” blasted Brown.
“Too many people wanted to blame the ref instead of getting their own game in order. If we get our game in order, we are hard to beat.
“But we didn’t, and that showed with our performance.
“At the end of the day, Saints did a bit better than us and turned over less ball than we did. You just can’t afford to do that against a side of that quality.
“Sometimes, you’re grateful for a quick turn-around, and that’s what we’ve got with playing at home to Catalans on Friday night.
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“I think we’re all itching to get back out there and put things right from yesterday.”
Winger Leroy Cudjoe is expected to be included in Friday’s squad after it was decided not to risk him against Saints.
“He has a slight problem he picked up at Harlequins, but with the busy Easter period coming up we felt there was no point risking him,” added Brown. “We need as many troops on deck as we can for then.”