Huddersfield haven’t given up on top four

Huddersfield coach Rick Stone says he hasn’t given up on the top four, despite Friday night’s defeat to Wigan.

The Giants went down 18-4 at the DW Stadium to slip in to eighth place in the table, and leave them five points adrift of Wakefield in fourth, with 10 points to play for.

Stone told the club’s official website: “There’s still a bit to go in this competition, so I haven’t given up hope for us, but it makes things more difficult of course. But as you saw on Thursday night, you’ll see a lot of upsets before the end of the competition.

“I think we need to play as well as we can. I think if you’re turning up to a game and you’re a professional, the job is to be as good as you can be, as an individual and as a team. You’ve got to have pride in your own performance and pride in the team’s performance.

“We’re a little bit behind, I understand that, but we’ve got five games to go, so there’s ten competition points up for grabs and we’ll see where it takes us.”

Huddersfield travel to face Hull in round 3 of the Super 8s this Friday, which is the last game before the Airlie Birds’ Challenge Cup final date with Wigan at Wembley.

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