Castleford prop Craig Huby insists the Tigers have their feet firmly on the ground despite being one of just four unbeaten teams in Super League this year.
The West Yorkshire outfit, under revered coach Daryl Powell, have looked extremely impressive so far this year, dispatching Hull KR, Bradford and Catalan Dragons in convincing style. Huby doesn’t want his side to get ahead of itself, though, especially with Wigan waiting in the wings this weekend.
“It is still early days and we are just taking it week by week. But hopefully we can do something special this season,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“If people keep working hard and keep their feet on the ground there is no reason why we can’t stay in the top-eight. That’s probably the target, we know what ability we have got as a team and it would be nice to achieve that. We haven’t done it for a while and it would be a good reward for a good season.”
Huby credits coach Powell as the reason behind their successful start. He said: “Daryl Powell has come in, he is a different coach and he has freshened things up. He has brought some different ideas and the players have had a bit of input. Everybody seems to get on with him and he’s not just a good coach, he is a good bloke as well. The players respect him and he has been there and done it in his career.
“There’s quite a bit of improvement still to be done, there’s bits and bobs we can do better at,” he added.
“Daryl has sat us down and told us a few areas we can improve on and if we do, we can play quite a bit better. Our defence has been pleasing and I think that’s down to attitude as much as everything. Everybody wants to defend for each other and work hard for the team. There’s no individuals, we are all just a team.”