HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS coach Paul Anderson believes his club’s poor recent record at Castleford Tigers will count for nothing tomorrow.
Huddersfield have lost on their last four visits to the old Wheldon Road ground – three in Super League, including last season’s 52-6 hammering, and one in the Challenge Cup – with their last success a 26-24 triumph in 2009.
But the Giants chief is ignoring that fact, and knows all that matters is focusing on ahead rather than looking back.
“What’s happened in the past doesn’t concern me,” said Anderson.
“All I’m concerned about is making sure we prepare as well as we can to give ourselves the best possible chance of winning this game.
“We’re the Giants of 2013, and it’s the here and now that counts for everything.
“We have to make sure we turn up with the right attitude and ensure we learn the lessons of that poor day at Salford a week ago.
“Our attitude was wrong that day, and we paid the price. The last thing we want to see is a repeat of that.
“That’s the game, and performance, we need to look back and think about, not our last few visits to Castleford.”
And Anderson is also hoping the emotion of a return to Wheldon Road of former players Brett Ferres and Jamie Cording isn’t an issue.
“They’ve been great for us since they signed from Cas, and I’m sure they’ll be looking forward to going back there,” he added.
“But the only thing on their minds this weekend is making sure they do the job they’re told to do, regardless of who the opposition is.
“That approach has been key to the good starts to the season they’ve had, so I expect that to be their approach again tomorrow.”