PAUL ANDERSON is predicting the pre-season conditioning work of Greg Brown will prove vital in the Giants’ push towards Super League glory.
Huddersfield are hoping to have a fully-fit squad available for their 2013 opener at St Helens on Saturday, February 2.
That means the Giants could be fitter than they’ve ever been at the start of a new campaign.
And if that’s the case and Huddersfield go on to savour major success, then Anderson believes fitness chief Brown would deserve a great deal of the credit.
“GB (Brown) is doing a great job for us, and he’s been receiving fantastic support from (rehab chief) Matty Green,” said Anderson.
“To be honest, he’s got a pretty tough job. He’s under immense pressure, because everyone thought we weren’t fit last year.
“But people failed to realise he was facing an almost impossible task, given the fact we had so many injured players the year before and he couldn’t train them the way he wanted to train them.
“In that sense, he was made a bit of a scapegoat, which was unfair.
“GB should be judged on what he delivers next year. That’s when everyone will really see what a quality conditioner he is.
“This pre-season he’s had a lot more players available to him to work with, and his efforts are already reaping their rewards on the training field.
“And this bodes well for a very good year.
“If we do have the sort of successful season we’re all striving to achieve, then GB would deserve a tremendous amount of the credit.”