Huddersfield Giants planning to peak at right time

Huddersfield Giants assistant boss Kieron Purtill insists the club are on the right track for a strong end of the season, and are looking to peak when it really matters in 2014.

The Giants continued their movement up the Super League table on Thursday night, when they stunned Leeds Rhinos 24-22 in front of their own crowd. And, after finishing top last year but ultimately failing in the play-offs, Purtill insists this stage of the season is all about building momentum for the crunch games – and the Giants are very much on target for that.

“Our aim has always been to be in a position to build some momentum for the back end of the year when it really matters, and we’d like to think we’re going the right way about it,” Purtill said.

“We’re obviously still not where we want to be, we know there’s room for improvement. But our last two games have proved what we’re capable of achieving against some of the top sides, and that’s great for building your self-belief and momentum.

“Things are looking exceptionally positive for this club at all levels, and that’s why I’m glad to be staying here for longer. There’s no reason at all why we can’t experience a lot more nights like last night in the future.”

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