TWO-TRY Marcus St Hilaire doesn't believe yesterday's 50-30 defeat at Bradford Bulls will knock the Giants' confidence ahead of the season's opener at Leigh on February 12.
Huddersfield were beaten nine tries to five in their only warm-up match ahead of Super League X.
To concede a half-century of points was hardly the ideal preparation for the Giants.
But St Hilaire feels little should be read into the result.
"To score 30 points and lose the game is very disappointing," admitted St Hilaire, who scored a try in each half from the centre position.
"But it was still highly enjoyable to go out there and have a proper hit-out.
"It's seemed ages since we last played a game, but we didn't struggle at all fitness-wise, which has to be down to Geoff Evans (the new Head of Athletic Performance).
"Obviously, we were a little rusty in a fair few areas, which can only be expected.
"We've now got just under two weeks to put these things right for the game at Leigh, but I don't think that's too big a problem. We should be OK for then."