29th March 2013


Head Coach reviews narrow Salford defeat

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Huddersfield Giants Head Coach Paul Anderson was bitterly disappointed with both the result and the performance of his side during their 21-20 defeat to Salford on Good Friday.

Marc Sneyd kicked a drop-goal to win the game for the Reds, and Anderson believes the home side earned their win.

“In life you get what you deserve and that’s what happened today,” said Anderson. “We came up against a very committed and energetic team. They turned up with a really good attitude to come and play, and that’s what they did.

“We looked like we’ve never been on a field together at times. The offence and the defence wasn’t good enough. Credit to Salford, they didn’t give us anything; they deserve a lot of credit.”

Salford had won just one game so far this season before Friday’s game, and Anderson questioned the attitude of his players when they face sides lower down the table.

“It’s easy for a team that has the ambitions that we have to play against the likes of Wigan and Leeds. But it’s the attitude we have to show against teams like Salford in the position that they’re in at the moment and quite obviously the attitude wasn’t right today.

“We have to get back onto the field and put some things together, in regards to getting back to the doing things we’ve done. We’ve had a fair bit of disruption recently, but that’s not an excuse because it’s the same with everybody. We’ve just got to get out there and do some things consistently again.

“The beauty of Easter is, if you lose the first one you get a shot pretty soon to put it right, and that’s the key for us.”

The Giants return to the John Smith's Stadium on Easter Monday when they take on Widnes Vikings, kick off 3.00pm. 


Heikki Kovalainen





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