Huddersfield’s senior squad checked back in for duty after a four-day break and will immediately set their sights on Sunday’s home Super League clash against Widnes Vikings.
Victory is vital in Huddersfield’s bid to secure a top-four finish.
And with Leroy Cudjoe (hip), Jodie Broughton (foot/ankle), Antonio Kaufusi (calf) and Ukuma Ta’ai (groin) expected to be back in the frame after missing last weekend’s impressive 36-18 away win at Wakefield, Giants chief Anderson expects to see a fierce training battle erupt to secure a spot in the 17 to host a Vikings side who are being inspired by former Giants captain Kevin Brown.
“Not being involved in the Challenge Cup semi-finals at the weekend was a painful experience. We wanted to be there,” said Anderson.
“But we have to use the fact we weren’t to our advantage.
“Over the past few weeks we have copped our fair share of knocks, so in that sense the weekend off shouldn’t do us any harm at all.
“It should help those people carrying the niggles get over them and freshen everyone up at the same time. I expect to see that reflected in the way everyone returns to training today.
“All being well, we’ll be able to pick from a virtually fully-fit squad, so the players know they’re going to have to put in a very good week’s work if they want to play against Widnes.”