Anderson frustrated with Huddersfield again


Huddersfield head coach Paul Anderson was left to rue his side’s defensive efforts after another Super League defeat.

Despite scoring 34 points, with Jermaine McGillvary scoring a hat-trick, the Giants still tasted defeat after being outscored 38-34 by Daryl Powell’s Castleford Tigers.

Although admitting he was encouraged by elements of Huddersfield’s performance, Anderson couldn’t hide his disappointment at their defensive display.

“It’s the same old story,” he said. “I could sit here and repeat myself constantly.

“The positive was that we scored 30-odd points but the negative was clearly the amount they got.

“When we got to certain points of the field and executed stuff we looked alright and scored some good tries, but we let some soft ones in and our ball control isn’t great at the moment.”

After their atrocious start to the year, Anderson admitted his side’s objectives for the season have changed.

“I would think that’s pretty clear,” he said.

“Our focus has to be on dusting ourselves down and trying to make sure we win the next game.

“We know this group is capable of doing some good things. It’s just a case of building energy because we’re robbing ourselves of it at the moment.”

Huddersfield are bottom of Super League after nine games and are six points behind eighth-placed Salford.

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