Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson is fully focused on victory as the Giants prepare to take on Wigan Warriors in their Super League qualifying play-off at DW Stadium tomorrow night.
The Giants have beaten Wigan home and away this season but Anderson will not allow history to shape their preparations.
“It’s a totally different competition now,” said Anderson. “It’s all about winning and we know we are fully capable of winning the Grand Final.
“The key now is to really focus on yourself and to not worry about your opposition. If you go into this thinking too much about playing the champions then you make it an even bigger task.
“We’re a grounded group and will be focusing on what we can control to make sure we do a good job.”
Huddersfield finished last season as League Leaders and narrowly just lost out to Warrington Wolves in the elimination semi-final. They have been one of the in-form teams going into the play-offs and are even being mentioned as potential Grand Final winners.
“I have no control over what people think of the Giants, all I can control is keeping the lads together,” said Anderson.
“It doesn’t matter who your opposition is. You’ve got to beat some very good teams along the way. It’s the play-offs. You’ve got to crack on.
“Luke Robinson will be fit for Thursday along with a few other players. Danny Brough isn’t ready yet so you won’t see him out there against Wigan.”