Paul Anderson has stressed how important the fans can be to guaranteeing the Huddersfield Giants Super League success in 2015.
Huddersfield supporters were out in force for the weekend pre-season clash at Halifax, with over 1,500 claret and gold faithful making the trip to see the impressive 38-6 Infirmary Cup triumph.
It was the manner of the victory that pleased Anderson the most.
But he has admitted the support his side received on the day was a real bonus – and he hopes it’s a sign of things to come.
“For a pre-season game I thought the support we received was fantastic,” said Anderson, whose side is still pushing towards 5,000 season-ticket sales ahead of the new campaign.
“And I really can’t thank the fans enough for it. They were brilliant.
“After what’s been a very tough pre-season, I know how much it means to the boys to know their efforts aren’t in vain and are appreciated by so many others.
“The players all commented on how much of a lift the support at Halifax gave them, starting with the warm-up and throughout the game itself.
“Everyone’s gearing up for what promises to be an incredibly competitive Super League season, and the support from the stands could make a massive difference.
“I don’t think the backing of the fans, especially during tight games, can be underestimated.
“They can make all the difference in the world, as the players will all vouch for.”