Anderson still confident of top four despite defeat

Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson believes that although his side slipped up against Wigan on Thursday night, there will still be more than enough opportunities to cement a top-four spot before the end of the Super 8s.

Despite leading 10-0 after a commanding opening half-hour, the Giants slid to a 30-22 defeat against the Warriors in the opening game of the Super 8s to leave their position in fourth in jeopardy.

Castleford will draw level with the Giants if they beat Hull tonight, but Anderson insists there are positives.

“I thought we caused them problems. Our start was very good and probably the best we have had in a long, long time. We completed really hard and the scoreline showed we competed,” he said.

“For the middle period, their bench was a little bit better than ours was. I thought we conceded some soft tries if I am being honest but the shape we threw at them offensively proves there are some good signs.

“Everyone will want to win every game and get as many points as they can to get into that four. We have missed an opportunity here but we get another opportunity tomorrow because if some teams do us some favours we could still end the weekend in the four still.”