Huddersfield Giants head coach Ian Watson has revealed which Super League club he would like to see in the Grand Final – besides his own club of course.
Watson has transformed the West Yorkshire side from perennial strugglers into silverware hunters with the former Salford Red Devils boss already inspiring his men to a Challenge Cup Final.
Now, it’s Huddersfield’s turn to try and reach their first-ever Super League Grand Final – something which Watson knows all about having guided Salford to Old Trafford back in 2019.
Ahead of the Giants’ home clash next weekend in the first round of the play-offs, Salford went up against the Warrington Wolves in the last round of the regular season with head coach Paul Rowley resting a number of his stars.
For Watson, he can understand why that decision was made, but believes momentum is the name of the game heading into the most important fixtures of the season.
“I think momentum is really important, different coaches and different teams they are already in the play-offs. I think they have been great and they are looking forward to that and are resting a lot of players. It’s up to them at the end of the day,” Watson said.
“There’s probably going to be a difference between going to Catalans and them coming down the M62. Salford are one of the form teams, they are a top four squad I signed a lot of those players and I know what they can do.”
Watson did, however, reveal that he wanted to see a Huddersfield and Salford Grand Final.
“Now it comes to the pressure and I think they have had a great season. I think it would have been nice to see Huddersfield and Salford in the Grand Final.”
That potential clash could still happen, but the likes of St Helens and Wigan Warriors will have a word to say about that.