Confident Paul Anderson expects his Giants to win for a second time without reigning Super League Man of Steel Danny Brough at Wigan tomorrow night.
Injury forced Brough to sit out Friday’s thrilling 17-16 home victory over newly-crowned minor champions St Helens.
Anderson had initially hoped to have Brough back in his line-up for the qualifying play-off clash at the DW Stadium (8.00).
But with the 31-year-old skipper not being included in Huddersfield’s 19-man squad, 19-year-old Jake Connor looks set to deputise again, after his heroics in the win over Saints helped his club secure a third-place finish.
“When I was asked straight after the game how important I felt it was to finally win a game without Danny Brough, my first response was ‘Danny who?’” said coach Anderson.
“That was obviously not a serious response, but it did prove the point that there’s a lot more to the Giants than just Danny.
“He’s obviously a quality player and we’d like to have him in there, but the win over St Helens shows we’ve got quality throughout this squad.
“I have total belief in it.
“This squad is capable of a lot of things, we’ve just got to make sure we keep taking this belief forward.”