DELIGHTED Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson has praised the quality of his squad’s work on their return from their army-camp experience.
And he is hoping that could give his players the edge as they strive to achieve even more success in Super League XVIII.
Despite suffering a torturous three days away, the John Smith’s Stadium chief watched the players return to traditional pre-season training with an extra spring in their step.
It’s the sort of quality effort Anderson (pictured left) has seen throughout his first pre-season as Huddersfield head coach.
But he has made it clear he expects to see no let-up as the countdown to the 2013 campaign continues.
“The amount of effort the players are putting in continues to impress me,” said Anderson, whose squad made it home without any casualties.
“I did wonder how the players would react after such a challenging last few days.
“It was tough for everyone, both mentally and physically, but they’ve all come back determined to work as hard as ever. That’s what I’d obviously hoped to see.
“In fact, it appears to have freshened them up, because the regular sessions we’ve had since have been of a very good quality.
“When you’re involved at the game at this level you’re always looking at different methods that could give you an extra edge.
“That’s why we’re all hoping this week’s experience will help us close in on our ultimate dream of winning silverware.”