PAUL JACKSON is ready to take the fight to Hull KR in a bid to spark the Giants back into life.
Huddersfield head to New Craven Park for Sunday’s live Challenge Cup fifth-round clash (1.15) on the back of a poor run of results which has seen the men from the Galpharm slip to second bottom of the Super League ladder.
Their last League point came at the same venue on March 30 when the sides shared in a thrilling 24-24 draw.
Jackson produced a strong display that day in what turned out to be a big pack battle.
And the 29-year-old Scotland international is relishing something similar this weekend – but with a different final outcome.
“We’ve been on the end of some disappointing results, but overall I don’t think we’ve been playing that badly,” said Jackson.
“It’s just in odd patches when we’ve been letting ourselves down, and we’ve obviously been on the end of some tough calls.
“But we still know we have the ability to go to Hull KR this weekend and win.
“We were very unlucky over there the other month, and that’s given us confidence for the Cup game.
“They have a very strong set of forwards, and one of our first jobs will be to try and contain them.
“But that’s the sort of challenge I enjoy, and I can’t wait to get cracking.
“Although we’ve been going through a lean spell, I’m really enjoying myself at the moment.
“I can’t remember the last time I felt this fit and strong, and I’ve been happy with my form.
“But I won’t be 100% happy, of course, until we start winning again, and I’ll be doing my utmost to try and make that happen.
“I’m sure that as soon as we re-discover that winning edge once again we’ll be fine.”
And Jackson knows a win would be of particular benefit to under-fire coach Jon Sharp.
“It must be really tough for Jon,” added Jackson.
“Sharpy has been bearing the brunt of all the criticism, even though he’s not the one that’s been making the errors on the field.
“He’s in at five every morning trying to get us back on track and is preparing the team the best he possibly can.
“As a result, we’d like to win it for Sharpy as much as anything.”