Anderson confident ahead of play-offs

Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson is delighted with the way his players finished the regular season, and is confident that they can take their form into the play-offs.

Had Castleford beaten Catalan, the Giants’ 17-16 win over St Helens would have denied the Langtree Park club in the race for the League Leaders Shield.

Ultimately the victory over former coach Nathan Brown did nothing more than extend Huddersfield’s unbeaten run to seven games, but Anderson was pleased by his side’s composed approach in a match of such significance.

“I have total belief in the players, especially after our last couple of performances,” said Anderson.

“As they showed last year, they are capable of a lot of things, and against Saints their discipline and composure in attack was brilliant.”

Despite finishing third, just one point behind the minor premiers, there was not a single Huddersfield player named in the 2014 Super League Dream Team.

Anderson says he will use the snub as motivation ahead of the play-offs:

“A number of our players deserved recognition, but we will use it to our advantage.

“They will be disappointed and therefore keen to prove a point at Wigan on Thursday.”

Huddersfield Giants

Pos: 3 W: 17 D: 3 L: 7 F: 785 A: 626 Diff: 159 Pts: 37

Qualifying play-off: Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants (Thursday 8pm)

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