I can handle the pressure, insists Anderson

Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson insists that he’s more than capable of handling the pressure surrounding his side’s poor start to the season.

The Giants are bottom of the table after three straight defeats to kick off Super League, and face Widnes this Friday in a bid to avoid that run of defeats stretching to four.

But despite the pressure, which Anderson openly admits is there, he believes he’s strong enough to cope with it – and says the squad still have faith in each other as they approach this weekend’s game.

“There is clearly pressure, because nobody’s happy with the start we’ve made. That’s the nature of the beast,” Anderson told the Huddersfield Examiner.

“But my shoulders are pretty broad and big enough to absorb that pressure, and make sure we keep the players going in the right direction.

“We obviously hadn’t planned to lose our opening three games.

“But when you think two of those are probably going to be two of our toughest away fixtures of the season, it’s not the end of the world, particularly as it would have taken very little for those results at Leeds and Wigan to have gone our way.

“We all still have complete faith in each other, and we know that once we get that first win – hopefully this Friday – we’ll be okay.”