Delighted Paul Anderson believes the Giants’ impressive 48-20 Magic Weekend triumph over St Helens has been coming for some time.

Huddersfield produced arguably their best performance of the season to rattle up eight tries against their in-form opponents at Newcastle United’s St James’ Park.

While Saints are just a couple of League points off top spot, the Giants have spent the 2016 campaign at the wrong end of the table.

But after notching their fourth Super League success of the season, head coach Anderson is hoping the Giants will now get on a significant march.

“This win has been coming for about a month,” said Anderson, who included fit-again Scott Grix at full-back for his first game since damaging a shoulder in the opening-night defeat at Saints.

“In that time, we’ve beaten Warrington, Leeds (in the League and Cup), were unlucky to lose at Wigan and were unlucky to lose at Catalans last week.

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“We had a fair number of inexperienced young players in those sides, all of whom have shown how good they’re going to be for the future of our club.

“But against Saints, we were able to field probably our strongest and most experienced side of the season, and everyone saw the results.

“Clearly, there’s no way we’re going to get carried away with ourselves, but this is definitely another huge step for us in the right direction.”

Tonsillitis-suffering Ryan Brierley was left out, while latest signing Sebastine Ikahihifo made an encouraging debut from the bench.