Cup can be turning point for our season, says Crabtree

Huddersfield Giants forward Eorl Crabtree believes this weekend’s Challenge Cup quarter-final with Wakefield presents his side with the ideal opportunity to turn around a disastrous season.

The Giants are entrenched in the bottom four in Super League, parted company with coach Paul Anderson last week and were rocked by the tragic death of Academy player Ronan Costello.

And Crabtree has identified progression to the last four for the club as huge, as it would move them to within just two wins of claiming major silverware.

“It would be huge for the club if we were able to get through to the semi-finals, simply because of the year we’ve had so far,” said Crabtree.

“It’s a massive chance for us to turn an absolutely horrible year, on the field and off the field, into a really positive year because we still have the chance to win a trophy this season.”

But Crabtree is not getting carried away – he wants his side to put all their focus on opponents Wakefield to ensure a safe passage to the last four.

“We’ve got to think about Wakey first though, we can’t think of the semi-finals yet. It’s alright wanting something to happen and wanting something to change the season but you’ve got to have that willingness to actually do it and go out there and compete.”