Huddersfield hope to make giant strides in tough Crusaders test

By Richard Bott for MailOnline

Eorl Crabtree

Happy return: Eorl Crabtree

Huddersfield are desperate to bounce back from last week's shock mauling by Castleford when they face the Crusaders at the Galpharm Stadium today.

But prop Eorl Crabtree, who returns to the Giants line-up after missing three matches with an ankle injury, admits it won't be easy and is anticipating a tough game against Brian Noble's Welsh side.

'We played them earlier in the year and it was the most physical test we've had,' he said.

'They challenged us defensively, and it will be more of the same.

'We now need to get some of our form back for the play-offs.'

Assistant coach Paul Anderson added: 'It is very rare that we back up one poor performance with another. We'll take confidence from that, and intend to go out and prove that again.'

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