KYLE WOOD is relishing the chance to get back out onto the Galpharm Stadium pitch and continue to improve as a Super League player.

The 22-year-old hooker or half-back was one of the Giants’ better performers in last weekend’s demoralising Challenge Cup quarter-final defeat at Castleford Tigers.

It was a display that has earned Wood another run-out against Hull KR in the ‘Return of the Giants’ to the Galpharm Stadium tonight (7.15).

And with the former Sheffield and Doncaster first-team regular reckoning his performance at Castleford was his best so far in a Huddersfield shirt, he can’t wait to build on that tonight.

“Although we’re going through a bit of a tough spell, I have been able to take a bit of comfort from the way I’ve been playing,” said Wood, pictured above.

“I feel I’m starting to hit a bit of form and my confidence is picking up. I’m improving every week and I’d have to say the Castleford game is probably the best I’ve played since I’ve been here.

“Obviously, the fact we lost the tie took a lot of the gloss off my own performance, but it’s still another game that I can look to build on.

“My aim has always been to improve with every game I play, and that’ll be my challenge again this week.

“If I’m able to do that, then I know I’ll obviously contribute more to the side, and hopefully help us get the win we’re all desperate to achieve.

“I’m personally enjoying this run in the first team, even though we’ve had some disappointing results, and I’ll just keep my head down, work hard and try and keep proving to Browny I deserve to keep my spot.”