Alex Mellor: ‘Wigan is toughest game of season for Huddersfield’

Huddersfield ace Alex Mellor says their clash with Wigan on Friday is the toughest of the year.

Rick Stone’s Giants are currently second bottom in the Betfred Super League table, having only won two fixtures, while Shaun Wane’s Warriors are second, losing just one game.

And Mellor thinks the DW Stadium is one of the hardest places to go.

He told “Wigan is probably the toughest game of the year.

“They’ve got their fortress and they’re a big solid side that play tough, aggressive and intimidating rugby.

“We’ve just got to front up to that, match it, and go one better.”

Huddersfield were thrashed 38-6 by Hull Kingston Rovers at the John Smith’s Stadium last Thursday.

And with the Giants only one place above bottom-placed Catalans Dragons in the ladder, Mellor says picking up points are crucial.

He added: “We have to fight for every two points going, we’re a fighting team and this week’s two points is massive.

“It’s not just the two points, it’s also about how we play, we need to bounce back, we need to show togetherness and need to have a big performance.

“We’ve had a couple of good performances, but good teams don’t have bad performances, they string together a load of good ones.

“We let a lot of the fans down and they pay good money to watch us.”

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