Huddersfield and England centre Leroy Cudjoe claims the Giants are desperate to put the disappointment of their slow Super League start behind them by defeating Leeds at home this Friday (KO 8.00pm).
The 25-year-old told the Huddersfield Examiner his side were left licking their wounds after throwing away a 12-point lead to share the spoils with Hull KR in round two, before compounding the misery by going one better a week later, losing 22-20 to Widnes after leading. The Giants sit sixth in the Super League table, already three points off the pace.
“Although we’re all hurting as a result of that Widnes game we know we’re a good team,” said Cudjoe.
“Our challenge this week is to go out and prove that against Leeds, which is always an exciting prospect.
“We’re more determined than ever to get a good week of training behind us, ready for a massive game against a good team in form.
“We always enjoy playing Leeds. It always seems to bring the best out of us, and we’ve obviously got a good recent record against them.
“After drawing and losing our last two games, this could be just the type of challenge we need to put things right.”