Ryan Hinchcliffe believes a change of attitude could bring about a change of fortunes for the Giants.

Second-bottom Huddersfield’s hopes of clawing their way back into the Super 8s mix suffered a massive blow with Sunday’s demoralising 24-20 defeat at Widnes Vikings.

A victory would have moved the Giants above Hull KR in the League table and within two points of eight-placed Widnes with seven rounds of the regular season remaining.

Instead, Huddersfield threw away a 16-0 lead and failed to build on the heroics of their 48-20 Magic Weekend thrashing of St Helens the week before.

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And vastly-experienced Giants skipper and former Melbourne Storm star Hinchcliffe knows if they can immediately right the wrongs of their Widnes collapse, they can get themselves back on track with a home win over Castleford Tigers on Friday.

“I believe the big problem against Widnes was that we just didn’t turn up with the right attitude,” said the 30-year-old hooker.

“Even though we were 16-0 up early on we weren’t playing too well, and when they started to come back and put pressure on us we buckled a bit.

“And, unfortunately, it’s not the first time that’s happened.

“There have been a number of times this season when we’ve been in a position to win the game and ended up losing for one reason or another.

“We obviously need to work out the reason why.

“But if we can change our attitude then that would be a good place to start, because in many of our losses this year we’ve only had ourselves to blame.”