Giants’ play-off woes not mental, says Brough

Huddersfield Giants captain Danny Brough insists that the club’s failure in the Super League play-offs in recent years is not down to any mental stumbling block, more an inability to perform in the biggest games of the year.

Huddersfield exited the play-offs last year after two straight defeats, losing to Wigan and Catalans following a third-placed finish in Super League.

And the 2014 Albert Goldthorpe Medal winner said at the club’s media day that the club are determined to rectify the mistakes of recent years, and finally make an impact when it comes to that elusive Old Trafford appearance.

“Hopefully we can mend a few wrongs because it’s happened a few too many times,” Brough said.

“I don’t think it’s mental, I just don’t think we’ve played to our ability in the big games. We have to be the better team that comes through the other side in those games. Hopefully we’ll have the opportunity to do that this year.”