St Helens captain Jon Wilkin believes that although this weekend’s opponents Huddersfield have struggled for the most part in 2016, they have all the hallmarks of a side slowly piecing their season back together.
The Saints face the Giants at St James’ Park looking to consolidate their position inside the top four, after moving into the leading quartet last weekend at the expense of Wigan, who slipped up at home to Hull FC.
And Wilkin wrote in his column for the Liverpool Echo that although they’ve not been on top form so far this season, they have to be wary of a side “getting their act together”.
“When they’re playing well, Huddersfield are one of the more difficult sides to play against and they’ve been amongst the top teams for the last three or four seasons,” he said.
“They’ve struggled this year so far as you can tell by looking at the Super League table.
“But there are distinct signs that they’re getting their act together.
“They went pretty close against Catalans in Perpignan on Saturday and that’s no mean feat especially with the way the Dragons have been going.
“We’re very respectful of Huddersfield, they’ve got good players across the park.”