I’D just like to say a massive ‘thank you’ to all the Giants fans who have been in touch with me since it was announced I’d be leaving and joining Widnes at the end of the season.

The decision to leave is one of the toughest I’ve ever had to make.

Since the day I first arrived at Huddersfield in mid-2006, I’ve loved every single minute of it.

I was welcomed with open arms by the club and the fans, and Kirsty and myself really did find the ideal home from home here.

But all good things often come to an end, and that’s going to me the case for the young Brown family at the end of the season.

Fortunately, what has helped eased some of the pain over having to make such a hard decision is the overwhelming reaction of the fans since the announcement was made.

Every single message I’ve received has been positive, with the supporters thanking me for my contribution to the Giants cause over recent years and wishing me all the best in the future.

It’s hard to put into words how much messages like that mean for me. I just hope I can repay them by leading the Giants to a fantastic end to 2012!

ONE of the many good things about our sport is that you usually don’t have too long to wait to right any wrongs.

After a bitterly disappointing performance you normally don’t have longer than seven days to dwell on your bad day at the office.

And that’s the case for us this weekend – although not necessarily for me, of course!

Unfortunately, I’m missing this weekend after paying the price for mis-timing a tackle during our Magic Weekend defeat against Salford.

That’s particularly frustrating when you’re so desperate to lead out the team and do what you can to help us get back to winning ways. I’d have loved to have been in a position to do that at Widnes on Sunday.

But even though it’s frustrating, I’m still 100% confident the boys will go out and do a top-class job this weekend.

You can tell with the way they’ve trained this week that Sunday can’t come soon enough.

They appreciate this is the ideal opportunity to prove the doubters wrong and show we’re capable of getting straight back on the horse and re-igniting our Super League title challenge.

Although our performance against Salford did hit us for six, our confidence remains as strong as ever.

Everyone in the squad knows you don’t become a bad team overnight, and that once we re-discover our top form, we can beat anyone in this competition.

We certainly know that if we show a few slight improvements here and there against Widnes, they won’t be able to live with us.

I’m still not 100% sure who exactly will get the nod to play this weekend, but it’s good to know Jacob Fairbank (pictured) is back in the squad.

Bobby was playing really well at the start of the season until picking up his wrist injury a couple of months ago, and to say he can’t wait to play again is an understatement!