KEVIN BROWN is confident the Giants can mark their final Super League XVI fixture at the Galpharm Stadium until the end of July with a five-star performance against St Helens later today (5.00).
Huddersfield will be at the stadium for next Sunday’s Carnegie Challenge Cup fifth-round tie against Catalan Dragons (3.00) as they look to secure a place in the quarter-finals.
But the Giants will then be moving out of the Galpharm to enable vital repair work to be carried out on the pitch.
As a result, they will be playing their ‘home’ games against Castleford, Catalan and Crusaders at The Shay Stadium in Halifax, with their first game back in Huddersfield against Hull KR on Sunday, July 31.
And Giants captain Brown is desperate to make sure his side heads to Halifax with a top win over Saints under their belt.
“I think we’re all pretty excited about getting out on the field against Saints today,” said Brown.
“One thing that’s been really good all year has been our home form, apart from the slip-up against Wigan, of course.
“The atmosphere at every game this season has been fantastic and it’ll definitely be the same against Saints.
“We’re all well aware this will be one of the last games we’ll be playing at the Galpharm Stadium for a while, so the lads are really keden to put in a good performance to send everyone away happy.
“We’ve trained really well this week – we’ve managed to put that Challenge Cup struggle at Batley behind us – and we’re pretty confident we can go out there and do a good job tonight.
“We’re looking forward to the experience of playing at The Shay, because the atmosphere in such a tight ground should be electric.
“But we really are determined to move there on a winning Galpharm note and then mark our return at the end of July with a victory over Hull KR.”
But Brown knows the wounded Saints will be tough to beat.
“Everyone goes on about the number of injuries they’ve got, but they’re still a class act and are still one of the top teams,” he added.
“A lot of their stuff comes off the work of James Graham and James Roby, who’ll both be out there tonight, while the quality of their youngsters who’ve been getting their chance has been exceptional.
“Not only are they good players, they also bring bags of enthusiasm with them, so we know whoever plays they’ll be dangerous.”