Brown hoped top teams would choke

Kevin Brown has admitted he hoped top sides would underperform to give Huddersfield a chance of winning.

Brown has played for the Giants since joining from Wigan in 2006, but the club haven’t always been the league’s top title contenders.

Since Brown joined the Giants the club has flourished, reaching two Challenge Cup finals and upsetting the league’s top clubs in the play offs.

But the Giant’s success has only come about thanks, in part, to the influence of Nathan Brown who joined the club as coach in 2009.

Brown said: “In the past we used to hope that the top teams would underperform so that we could have a chance. But we now know if we play well then we are always in with a chance of winning.”

Huddersfield face Wigan on Friday as the league’s top two clubs go head-to-head in a highly anticipated match. 

Huddersfield and Wigan remain separated by points difference at the top of Super League, and Brown says the club’s fortunes have turned due to an increase in confidence within the squad.

He said: “We are confident regardless of who we play, we believe in each other. With that confidence, we know we can do well.

“Wigan have been playing well and picking up the points, they will be one of the teams we need to beat come the end of the season. We are expecting a really tough game and I’m sure it will be a good game to watch.”

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