DEFIANT coach Jon Sharp believes his Giants will come back stronger and even more determined after suffering their most disappointing defeat of the season.
Sharp was today picking up the pieces in the wake of Saturday's nine-try 46-14 home defeat by bottom club Wigan Warriors.
It rounded off a miserable eight days for the Giants, who suffered Super League defeats to Hull, Bradford Bulls and the Warriors during that period.
The results made it four defeats on the trot after losing at Salford earlier in the month.
The poor run of form has also cost the Giants their place in the top six, but Sharp remains 100% confident his side can bounce back and re-ignite their play-off challenge.
"As coaches and players, we're all hurting right now," he said.
"But I firmly believe we'll be a better team for this and we'll come back stronger, although I don't think all the players can appreciate it so soon after a defeat like this one.
"Just because we've lost four games on the bounce doesn't make us a bad side.
"At the start of the year, we had won four of our opening seven games, and a bad side can't do that.
"I know this is a good team, and what good teams are able to do is recover from their poor spells and go on to bigger and better things.
"That's what I know we can do.
"We will continue to stick together, because we all enjoy coming to work and we will all continue to pull in the same direction to turn things around.
"That process starts this week and I'm already looking forward to seeing how everyone responds at Harlequins on Saturday."