Craig Huby insists there are very few issues at Huddersfield ahead of their important showdown with Hull FC.
The Giants are bottom of Super League after losing eight of their opening nine fixtures this year, with their latest defeat coming at the hands of Huby’s former club Castleford.
In four of those defeats, Paul Anderson’s side have lost by five points or less, with narrow defeats hindering their progress this year.
Ahead of their clash with Lee Radford’s in-form side, Huby believes a few tweaks will result in big differences on the field.
“We’ve lost quite a few games by a try,” he said. “So obviously we just need to fix a few things up and hopefully things will turn around sooner rather than later.
“It’s just those little things; dropping the ball and giving away silly penalties at the wrong times, and we’re getting punished for that. It’s not that we’re playing terribly, we just need to smarten up and we’ve been doing that in training.
“If we’re smart enough on those one percent type things we’ll go well.”
While things may not be as bad as some are suggesting, there is little doubting the necessity to start producing results.
The Giants, the most consistent team in Super League over the last three seasons, are now threatened with being stuck in the Qualifiers if results don’t change, and Huby knows how important it is for them to turn things around soon.
“It’s a massive game for us, we need to kickstart our season and show we’re a good team. We still want to be in that top eight and the longer we leave it the harder it is going to be. This is as good a chance as any to show to ourselves and everyone else we’re a good team.
“Most of us are old enough and wise enough to know what the situation is. I’ve been here in my career many times before to know it’s about getting back on the horse and winning the game. Once you win one game it starts to become a habit and hopefully this week we can change that around.
“We’re nine games in. There’s still plenty of games and opportunities left. We just need to concentrate on the small things that need fixing up.
“Hull have shown all year that they’re a quality side with quality players if needed. If we’re not they’ll put a score on us. If we can defend as well as we did last year I’m sure we can close them down.”