DANNY BROUGH has admitted his relief at getting his Giants debut out of the way and being able to focus fully on helping his new club become an even stronger Super League force.
The 26-year-old scrum half came off the substitutes bench in the 24th minute to finally make his eagerly-awaited debut following his high-profile switch from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
Although he was unable to inspire his side to victory, Brough was still able to produce a couple of kicks which suggests he’ll soon be a major attacking weapon for the Giants.
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And the man himself has no doubt that will happen.
“To be honest, I was pretty nervous ahead of the game,” he admitted.
“There’s obviously been a lot of focus on me and this move, particularly as it dragged on for quite a while and there was a fair bit about it in the media.
“But now I’ve got my debut out of the way I hope I can concentrate fully on establishing myself in the side.
“And I know I’ve still got a lot of work to do.
I’m the first to admit I didn’t do as much as I’d have liked yesterday. I suppose it was a case of trying to ease myself in, because I do know there’s a lot more to come.
“But having now got onto the field I do now regard myself as a Huddersfield Giants player, and I’m looking forward to the games ahead.”
Although Brough was far from happy with his overall performance – and the result – he did manage to enjoy then occasion.
And that has also reinforced his belief that he has joined a big club.
“One of the reasons I came here was because I did genuinely feel this is a big club, and I could see that yesterday,” he added.
“The set-up is fantastic and it’s a great stadium to play in, and one I’m proud to now call home.
“There were also more fans here than I though there would be, and they helped make a lot of noise.
“It’s a great place to play.”