Luke Robinson says he is full of admiration for Nathan Brown and the way he has turned around Huddersfield’s fortunes.
Robinson says he feels he has developed specifically under Brown’s leadership, who will depart for St Helens at the end of the season.
Robinson said: “I have grown as a player under Nathan Brown’s tenure, and as a team are starting to develop and grow.
“During my time at the club, starting in 2008, we had a pretty poor season. From there, not only the team but the club has grown, and we’ve established ourselves as a top four side.
“At the end of every season over the last few years we’ve been there near the top. The next step for us to now is to win something.”
This year the Giants are 160 minutes away from their first slice of Challenge Cup glory since 1953, a part of history Robinson wants to be apart of.
He was not part of the 2006 Challenge Cup runners up squad, but did play in the 2009 final loss to Warrington.
Robinson describes that 2009 cup final moment as bitter sweet, by acknowledging his and the side’s achievement in reaching the final but fears the pain of a another cup final loss.
He said: “I’m as bad a loser as anybody else, and those defeats hurt. People say at least you got to the final, but it makes the loss 10 times worse when you get there and lose.
“Hopefully we’ve learnt some lessons. The disappointments in the past will hold us in good stead, and we’ve taken lessons from those defeats. Fingers crossed we can go one step further this time.”