ROCHDALE players have been promised a big win bonus if they can knock the Giants out of the Carnegie Challenge Cup.
The Co-operative Championship I strugglers head to the Galpharm Stadium on Sunday (11.30am) given virtually no chance of toppling their Super League hosts, having lost 24-12 at Blackpool on Monday night.
But with Hornets chief operating director Joe Pitts revealing each of his players will earn three times their normal win bonus for claiming the top-flight scalp, he expects his side to give an excellent account.
"We’re not coming over to make up the numbers, we’re coming to give it a really good go," said Pitts.
"For many of our players this is going to be their Cup final and I know they’re very excited about it. It’s not every day they get the chance to play at a venue like the Galpharm.
"But I think what could act as the biggest form of motivation will be the bonus they’ll pick up if they can pull off the win.
"Because the rewards will be so big for the club if we can beat Huddersfield and progress to the quarter-finals, we’ve trebled the players’ win bonus for this tie, and I’m sure they will respond accordingly to that offer.
"Obviously, we’re going into the game as massive underdogs, but there’s no pressure on our players at all."