Castleford skipper Ryan Hudson is confident that his side can maintain their recent winning run, but they admits will have to ‘lift the bar’ to another level to beat Huddersfield on Sunday.
Hudson, 30, has been one of the Tigers most consistent performers since re-joining Castleford from the Giants at the beginning of last season.
“Obviously we are pleased with our recent results with only one defeat in June, and that was away to the league leaders Wigan where we competed really well,” said Hudson, one of the many former Huddersfield players in the Tigers ranks.
“But after winning three successive games we feel that we will need to lift the bar a little higher against the Giants. They have some top quality players and over the last few weeks they have showed their qualities in coming back from behind so we will have to put in an ‘eighty minute’ performance.
“We’ve been getting there and cutting out some of the lapses that have proved costly in previous matches but we know that there is scope for more improvement in our game and if we can take that step up on Sunday we are confident that we can get the result.
“Games between the sides are always hard fought and hopefully our fans will back us in numbers and give us an edge in what is sure to be a close contest.”
Castleford are on a three-game winning run after hard-fought victories over Catalans (24-20), Salford (28-22) and Bradford (28-22) in recent weeks.