Anderson: We should get the win this weekend
Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson believes his side has more than enough quality to defeat London Broncos on Saturday, but has urged his players not to get complacent.
The Giants travel to the capital in high spirits having disposed of West Yorkshire rivals Castleford Tigers in thrilling style on Sunday. Anderson insists that, despite facing a team that has failed to register a point in 2014, the Giants won’t alter their preparation.
“We will prepare like we prepare for every game,” he said.
“Our attentions have to be purely on what we do and we need to do it well. We can’t focus too much on the opposition.
“I don’t want to sound disrespectful to London, but we know we are a good team and we should go and win the game. However, if that is our attitude then there is a good chance that we will get beat.
“The new coach has an opportunity to right a few wrongs and he will want to open his career with a win. We need to go down there, do what the Giants do, be professional and come back with the win.
“We went to Catalans after they hadn’t won in five and gave them their first win and we don’t want a repeat of that.”
Anderson will welcome back Larne Patrick for the London clash after the impressive forward recovered from a horror knee injury.
“We took a decision with Larne on run through last week to see where he was at. I just said to him I think that we will leave him another week.
“We get options with Larne returning. He will play against London Broncos, it’s just a matter of where.
“Everyone gets opportunities. We’ve got a good squad and the opportunity to rotate.
“We won’t be looking to rotate massively this weekend. Everyone wants to play every week. It is the worst thing ever being told that you can’t play or you won’t be playing. Unfortunately it’s my job to do that.”