Huddersfield Giants not giving up on top eight yet, says Anderson

Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson has said that he won’t give up on an unlikely climb into Super League’s top eight until it becomes impossible to fight their way out of the bottom four.

Last weekend’s defeat at Widnes means that the Giants remain deep in trouble at the wrong end of the table, with Anderson’s side six points off the top eight with just 14 points left to play for.

But, ahead of tonight’s home clash against Castleford, Anderson told the Yorkshire Post that his side will simply not give up

“Until it is mathematically impossible then we will keep fighting,” said the head coach.

“The number one thing is that we have to give ourselves a chance and not worry about anyone else.

“We’ve got to make sure we get on with our jobs, doing our roles and make sure we execute what we do to the best of our abilities.

“At Widnes, we let ourselves down (after leading 16-0); the start to the second half just killed us. There was a lack of respect in possession in the way that we just gifted the ball away.

“The positive is that the glass is still half-full here and we still have opportunities to put that right against Cas on Friday.”