ACTING Giants captain Chris Thorman has declared himself fit to face Leigh at the Galpharm tomorrow (3.00) and is determined to set the record straight!
Thorman picked up an ankle knock in the latter stages of the 24-16 defeat at Salford seven days ago.
But he has admitted that the Giants' performance proved more painful than the injury and he is ready to do what he can to get his side back on the play-off track.
"The ankle was painful, but not as painful as the way the game went," said Thorman.
"It was a massive disappointment and meant we took a step back.
"But we see this defeat as a slight blip rather than anything more drastic.
"I know it's an old cliché, but you don't become a bad team overnight, and there's no way we're a bad team.
"We still know we're more than good enough to finish in the top six, but we have made it a little harder for ourselves by losing to Salford.
"We're confident we can win more of our remaining nine games than we lose, and if we do that we should make the play-offs.
"That remains our ultimate goal."
And Thorman revealed that coach Jon Sharp had to lay the law down to the squad over the way they performed a week ago and will not tolerate another repeat.
"For the first time in a review session this season, Jon really had to rip in to players individually," added the goalkicking half-back.
"He made it clear that we really needed to get our act together.
"There was a pretty frank exchange of views, but it needed to be said.
"Now it's up to us to react in the right manner.
"We're fully focused on Leigh tomorrow and after last week we know we can't afford to leave anything to chance.
"We're looking at the Salford match as our wake-up call for the rest of the season.
"It's time to get back on a roll tomorrow."