Huddersfield Giants v London Broncos: Qualifiers preview
Last Updated: 03/09/16 1:21pm
Huddersfield have a chance to take another step towards safety when they welcome London Broncos to the John Smith's Stadium on Friday.
The Giants opened their campaign with defeat at Salford but posted handsome wins over part-timers Featherstone and Batley and coach Rick Stone is hoping his side can build on those results.
"Each step we go now it gets progressively harder," said Stone. "We need to keep improving a little bit but I think we are slowly getting there and I can see it coming together in training.
"The way the draw has fallen for us has probably benefited us and we can get some momentum together."
Stone makes three changes to the squad that beat Batley as Jermaine McGilvary, Danny Brough and Josh Johnson all return.
London have lost two of their three fixtures in the Qualifiers but impressed in their defeat to Leeds last time out, and coach Andrew Henderson has been encouraged by his side's performances.
"The way we competed in our previous Super 8s games against Leeds and against Leigh clearly showed our ability as a side," Henderson told the Broncos' official website.
"Both of those teams are Super League quality in my opinion, and credit to this squad, they didn't look out of place against them."
Huddersfield Giants: Ryan Brierley, Danny Brough, Jake Connor, Eorl Crabtree, Leroy Cudjoe, Jamie Ellis, Ryan Hinchcliffe, Craig Huby, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Josh Johnson, Michael Lawrence, Kruise Leeming, Jermaine McGillvary, Nathan Mason, Aaron Murphy, Tom Symonds, Ukuma Ta'ai, Joe Wardle.
London Broncos: Andy Ackers, Will Barthau, Eddie Battye, Jack Bussey, James Cunningham, Israel Eliab, Matt Garside, Daniel Harrison, Ben Hellewell, Mark Ioane, Elliot Kear, Iliess Macani, Jon Magrin, Mark Offerdahl, Nick Slyney, Jamie Soward, Jamie Thackray, Alex Walker, Rhys Williams.