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At John Smith's Stadium, Sunday August 19, kick-off 3pm
Huddersfield Giants are looking to make it three wins on the bounce when they host Bradford Bulls in Sunday's West Yorkshire derby.
After a mid-season dip in form, the Giants have posted back-to-back wins against Catalan Dragons and Salford City Reds.
Head coach Paul Anderson is looking for another victory as the seventh-placed Giants aim to finish as high up the table as possible.
He told the club's official website: "The mood in camp has changed. It's amazing what two wins can do, it boosts confidence. We are finding ways to win games now which is positive."
Joe Wardle returned against the Reds last time out and Danny Brough is hoping to recover from injury in time, while Anderson is also hopeful Larne Patrick will shake off a back problem.
He added: "We have players returning from injury this week and this has been a positive selection headache. The nine day turnaround has enabled us to do four field sessions allowing us to work hard on a few things.
"Bradford are playing well and they are playing with a lot of emotion and aggression. I have sympathy for the Bulls and it isn't a situation I would like to be in. However, come this Sunday at 3pm we need to be professional and it's another game that we want to win. We have won two games on the bounce and this weekend I want to make it three."
The Bulls are currently sitting just outside the play-offs in ninth and coach Mick Potter believes his side need to win their final three games of the season.
"It's a tough ask but it's not impossible and quite within our abilities but we'll start with the first hurdle and that's Huddersfield this Sunday," he said.
"We can't focus on what other sides do and we just have to keep doing what we have been doing.
"The players are confident in their ability and that's rightfully so because they are quite capable of winning three games but we have to make sure we just focus on beating Huddersfield as they are a difficult side to beat."
Bradford have welcomed John Bateman back into their squad, with the teenager fresh from captaining the England Academy team on their recent tour of Australia. He replaces Jarrod Sammut in the Bulls' only change.
Huddersfield: Grix, Lawrence, Cudjoe, McGillvary, Brough, Crabtree, Robinson, Mason, Fa'alogo, Faiumu, Patrick, Wardle, Chan, Lee, George, Murphy, Cording, Eden, Ferres.
Bradford: Ainscough, Kopczak, Lulia, Whitehead, Diskin, Burgess, Jeffries, Walker, Hargreaves, Olbison, L'Estrange, Pryce, Platt, Bateman, Gale, Langley, Kearney, Crookes, Manuokafoa.
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Super League Table
|9||Hull K R||27||23|
|10||Salford Red Devils||27||23|
|13||Bradford Bulls *||27||10|
|Friday 26th September|
|Huddersfield 16 - 18 Catalan Dragons|
|Thursday 25th September|
|Castleford 14 - 30 Warrington|
|Saturday 20th September|
|Leeds 20 - 24 Catalan Dragons|
|Warrington 22 - 19 Widnes|
|Friday 19th September|
|St Helens 41 - 0 Castleford|
|Thursday 18th September|
|Wigan 57 - 4 Huddersfield|
|Sunday 14th September|
|Wakefield 18 - 42 Hull K R|
|Saturday 13th September|
|Catalan Dragons 28 - 6 Castleford|
|London Broncos 36 - 46 Bradford|
|Friday 12th September|
|Salford 36 - 6 Widnes|
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