BEATEN Giants coach Jon Sharp believes the home game against St Helens in just two days' time is the best thing that could happen to his battle-scarred team.
The re-arranged midweek match at the McAlpine comes hot on the heels of yesterday's 40-12 Super League defeat at second-placed Hull.
But Sharp is convinced the best way to overcome the seven tries to two defeat at the KC Stadium is to step immediately back onto the field and attempt to get his side's play-off bid back on track.
"This is obviously a quick turnaround, and some may argue that it's not ideal," said Sharp.
"But it does mean we don't have to spend all week dwelling on the negatives.
"Instead, we have the perfect opportunity to put them all behind us and give us something more positive to take into next Sunday's home match against Widnes."
Once again Sharp was forced to field a weakened team, with main playmaker Brandon Costin suffering a recurrence of his back and hamstring injury in training.
And against a side like Hull, the head coach always knew it was going to be difficult.
"Hull are a quality side and aren't where they are in the League table for nothing," added Sharp.
"When you consider we had young blokes in White, Joseph and Whittaker playing in key positions against established internationals it was always going to be tough.
"But I'm still pleased with their efforts. They did well."