Huddersfield Giants owner Ken Davy expects everyone at his club to embrace their Middle 8s challenge.
Huddersfield ended the Super League XXI campaign at the bottom of the table and are about to embark on a seven-game series that could result in their relegation from the top flight.
But that’s something Davy isn’t even contemplating at this stage – because he’s 100% confident that under new boss Rick Stone everything will go according to plan and the Giants will be still be playing in Super League in 2017.
“My message to everyone at the Giants is to embrace this Middle 8s experience,” said Davy, whose side opened their campaign at fellow relegation-threatened club Salford on Sunday (3.00).
“Obviously, we’d have all preferred to be battling it out for a place in the Grand Final at Old Trafford once again, but we are where we are, and we’ve just got to get on with it and make the most of what lies ahead of us for the next few months.
“I’m personally looking forward to the Middle 8s, seeing us get some good victories and putting smiles back on the faces of the Giants players, supporters and staff.
“And in Rick Stone we’ve got the right man to make sure that happens.
“He’s come in, and in less than a month brought a new dimension to the club.
“He’s been like a breath of fresh air, and the players have responded to that. I’m sure we’ll see that reflected in the way we play at Salford this weekend.”