IN-FORM Chris Nero believes the time has come for the Giants to start fulfilling their true potential.
Huddersfield face Warrington Wolves at the Galpharm on Sunday (3.00) desperate to bounce back from Saturday’s heavy 54-4 Super League defeat at champions St Helens.
The Giants slipped out of the top six as a result, putting extra pressure on their bid to reach the play-offs for the first time.
But Australian strike centre Nero, whose consistently solid displays have just been rewarded with the Flyers Player of the Month award for June, knows his side have the ability to make their play-off dream become a reality.
“Saturday against Saints was a massive disappointment,’’ said the powerful 26-year-old (inset).
“We knew to get anything from the game we would have to be at our best and we certainly could have competed with them.
“Unfortunately, we fell short in a number of areas and were well beaten on the day.
“But one bad result doesn’t make us a bad side.
“Our squad has improved year on year since I’ve been here and this season’s is definitely the best. The club is certainly moving forward and these are exciting times at Huddersfield.
“But now we really have to start fulfilling our true potential.
“The top six remains our goal and that’s what all the focus is on between now and the end of the season.
“It’s vital we get back to winning ways against Warrington.’’
Meanwhile, Bradford, St Helens and Wigan face the threat of being deducted Super League points with immediate effect as a result of breaching the salary cap.
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