The Yorkshire side’s double dreams were shattered at Warrington as they suffered a 44-24 defeat in Sunday’s quarter-final, but the second-placed Giants know that if they win their remaining six Super League games they will pick up the League Leaders Shield.
Anderson knows his players have every incentive and he said, “No-one likes losing, particularly in the manner we did at the weekend.”
“But that cup defeat obviously isn’t the end of our season – far from it.
“It’s a case of dusting ourselves down and getting ready to get back to our best against Castleford , because we’ve still got everything to play for in the league.
“The players were understandably down over the way things went against Warrington, but I’ve told them how vital it is not to start feeling sorry for themselves, because we’ve still got a great chance to make our own history.
“We can now devote all our attention to winning our remaining six league games, and if we do that we’ll be minor champions.
“We’ve put ourselves in that position for a reason, and that’s because we’re a good side. One poor display at Warrington doesn’t alter that.
“Our challenge now is to prove that over the next few weeks, and I know it’s a challenge everyone in the squad will relish.”