Paul Anderson has described tomorrow night’s Super League XXI trip to Wigan Warriors as the first of the Giants’ 12 successive regular-season ‘Grand Finals’.
Bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield kept alive their slim hopes of securing a top-eight finish at the end of the weekly rounds with last Friday’s impressive 11-0 home win over leaders Warrington Wolves.
That was just a second Giants victory from their opening 11 2016 top-flight starts.
But Anderson knows if his side can back up their success against the Wolves with another confidence-boosting triumph at the DW Stadium tomorrow night, booking a Super 8s spot won’t be beyond the realms of the Giants’ possibility.
“Even though we’ve made things so tough for ourselves this season, we’re still aiming to get into the top eight,” said Anderson, who could field the same side that beat the early-season pacesetters at the John Smith’s Stadium six days ago.
“That cause was obviously helped with the win over Warrington, and we’re now looking at winning our last 12 games of the regular season. If we do that, then we know we’ll give ourselves every chance.
“In a sense, we’ve got to treat every game we’ve still to play as a final, as if it’s our last game of the year.
“That’s the way we’re approaching our trip to Wigan, especially as we feel we owe them one for a few hidings they’ve given us in the play-offs a their places over the past couple of years.
“But if we build on the way we played against Warrington, then we know we’re capable of getting another vital win.”