Stone: We have to fight on

Huddersfield coach Rick Stone says the Giants must not dwell on their loss to Leigh and regroup for Sunday’s vital game against Leeds.

Huddersfield were defeated by the Centurions last weekend and are fighting to beat the drop.

“The start was a disaster and then we went from one issue to the next,” Stone told the Giants website.

“42 points in the first half is a real issue, but we have got to move onto this week, we can’t dwell on it too much and footy is a strange game where you can bounce back from it pretty quickly.

“Our job is to make sure we put that game to bed now and move on to this week’s game against Leeds.

 “It’s up to us now. There have been a lot of scenarios posted around but if we win our two games then we stay up and that’s our focus.

“We are concentrating on ourselves, Leeds have been stand out performers in these Qualifiers and have won five straight so they definitely deserve their position for next year but we have got to hold our gloves up and fight until the end.

“There’s a lot at stake, we disappointed ourselves, our fans and everyone associated with the club and that’s a big burden to carry but that’s something we need to snap out of pretty quick, we’re better than that and have to show we have a lot more in us.”

Stone is hopeful of Tom Symonds being fit for the game but has ruled out Eorl Crabtree and Kruise Leeming.

“We were worried about Kruise, he is unlikely to play this week but it is not as bad as we first thought,” he said.

“Ollie was cleared of a fractured jaw so that’s good, he has trained strongly and he should be available for this week.”

“Tommy Symonds has a chance, he has trained alright and he’s a lot closer this week, so that’s a positive.

“Eorl is probably going to be another week, he has got some rib cartilage issues, we will have to wait and see what he does later in the week.”

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