HUDDERSFIELD Giants chairman Ken Davy has paid tribute to the early pre-season work of the Giants under new head coach Paul Anderson.

And the club’s owner is convinced the Super League XVIII campaign could be the one when silverware finally returns to Huddersfield.

With the signing of top forwards Stuart Fielden, Ukuma Ta’ai, Craig Kopczak and Anthony Mullally, the Giants have the players capable of laying the firmest of foundations for a highly-successful 2013.

Huddersfield are also once again guaranteed big home backing, with season-ticket sales having picked up this week ahead of tomorrow’s discount deadline (5pm) – and Davy (right) believes a combination of the new signings and strong home support could prove a winning one.

“I’m sure everyone knows by now that our first ambition at the Giants is to reward you, our fans, with a Challenge Cup or Grand Final triumph,” he said.

“In recent years the Giants have had two Challenge Cup final appearances, plus four semi-finals, numerous Super League play-offs and been arguably a pass away from the Grand Final.

“But now we want to take that next big step and bring a trophy back to Huddersfield.

“Having seen the work the players have been doing so far in pre-season, I genuinely believe we are now getting very close indeed.

“All the signs are incredibly promising, both on and off the field, and with season-ticket sales having picked up ahead of tomorrow’s Early Bird discount deadline, the mood couldn’t be more positive.

“The fans’ backing really could give us the extra edge we need.”