BRAD DREW is hoping the Giants can put on a top performance at Harlequins for the fans.
The 30-year-old Australian hooker has given Huddersfield a major boost ahead of tomorrow's capital clash by signing a new two-year contract.
The announcement has lifted some of the gloom around the Galpharm, with the Giants heading south on the back of a run of four Super League defeats.
That failed to dampen Drew's enthusiasm for signing a new deal, with the former Canberra Raiders ace confident it's only a matter of time before the Giants re-discover their early-season form.
And he believes the players owe it to the fans to start producing more competitive performances, starting at Harlequins tomorrow.
"Nobody likes being involved with a side that's struggling to find form," said Drew, who arrived at the Galpharm for the start of last season.
"Unfortunately, we're in that situation right now.
"So we know it's up to us, the players, to start to turn it around.
"It's up to us to knuckle down, pull our fingers out and stop making the errors.
"It's a confidence thing as much as anything else. We have the ability, there's no doubt about it, it's just that confidence is lacking at the moment.
"As soon as we get back that confidence, we'll get back to winning.
"And that will be great for everyone, not least the fans.
"The supporters have made their feelings known about the way we've been playing over the past month.
"But, as a squad, we understand the frustration they are feeling, because we all know we can do so much better.
"Some of the comments the supporters have been making demonstrates how much passion they have for this club.
"The comments might not be nice, but if they didn't have any passion, we would be playing in front of an empty stadium, which is the last thing we want.
"There's nothing better at the end of a game than seeing our fans with massive smiles on their faces. That's a fantastic feeling.
"And I can't wait for that day to arrive once again."
Drew admits his healthy relationship with the fans was one of the many reasons why he had no hesitation in staying in England.
When he first arrived from Australia at the end of 2004, he had no real idea what to expect.
But he readily accepts it couldn't have gone better.
"My first aim when I signed for the Giants was to try and get back to play hooker on a regular basis," he added.
"That had been denied to me at Canberra when I was forced to play at half-back.
"So I'm absolutely delighted hooker is where I'm being played here.
"But that's now just the tip of the iceberg.
"I'm enjoying everything about being a Giant, from training to playing, it's great to be associated with a club like this.
"But it's also great to live in a place like Huddersfield.
"All the family have settled in really well in Meltham and everyone made us so welcome from day one.
"My wife, Justine, is enjoying teaching for a couple of days a week and my sons, Jed and Harry, also love it here and have made lots of good friends at school. We're all so settled.
"The only thing that's missing right now is seeing the Giants in the top six.
"But that's something we know we can fix."
Drew will, of course, now assume the Giants captaincy in the absence of skipper Chris Thorman, who is ruled out for six weeks with a broken thumb.
"I'll be ready!" declared Drew.
"It's a great honour leading out this fantastic club, and I just hope it helps bring the best out of me in the next month or so."