Huddersfield captain Aidan Sezer says his side need to establish consistency if they are to challenge at the right end of Super League in 2020.
The Giants only secured survival in the final round of the regular 2019 season, beating Catalans 24-22 to finish above Hull KR and relegated London.
However, Simon Woolford has strengthened well in the off-season, bringing in a number of established players, including Sezer – their marquee player – and former Newcastle Knights prop James Gavet.
They secured an impressive 32-12 win away at Catalans in round one, with Sezer bagging a try and two assists on debut.
Ahead of this week’s home clash with eight-time Super League champions Leeds, Sezer says his side need to prove their shock win in the South of France isn’t a one-off.
Speaking to the Giants official website, he said: “Leeds are a team that demand success and have strengthened their side over the off-season.
“After their Round 1 defeat, we know they’ll be itching to go and we’ll need to be at our absolute best to beat them.
“This is the challenge we have, in a competitive league like Super League.
“Every match requires your full attention and your absolute best performance, week in, week out. We need to establish ourselves as consistent performers.”