KEVIN BROWN is confident the return of Danny Brough will help the Giants rediscover their top Super League form.
Brough has missed his side’s last five top-flight fixtures with a damaged left ankle, with Huddersfield suffering away defeats at Warrington, Wigan and Wakefield during that spell.
But the inspirational 28-year-old goalkicking scrum half, who missed making his England debut against the Exiles in the Origin clash a month ago as a result of the injury, is back almost a month ahead of schedule for Sunday’s trip to Bradford Bulls.
Victory would keep the Giants third in the table with five games of the regular season remaining.
And captain Brown knows that with Brough back partnering him at half-back, the Giants are in a much stronger position to finish the year on a high.
“It’s great to have Broughy back!” said Brown. “I felt we’d struck up a really good combination earlier in the season, so for the partnership to break up when it did was disappointing.
“But his absence also had a knock-on effect for some of the others in the side as well.
“Scott Grix had been playing really well at full-back and had to be switched to cover half-back.
“And it was a similar scenario for Leroy Cudjoe.
“He was in great form in the centres and was then having to cover full-back and half-back.
“Hopefully, we’ll see the whole team benefit from Broughy being back, starting at Bradford in what is a really important game for us.”