Kev Brown backs shock Super League club to make the play-offs

There is a real play off battle going on with Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves, Hull KR and Salford Red Devils in the mix and Huddersfield Giants want to stay in touch.

For much of the season, it seemed they would miss out on the play offs despite finishing third last year.

However, they have a small chance and Kevin Brown is backing them to shock a few on Sky Sports:

“I think Ian Watson is a very, very dangerous when people write him off.

“At Salford, I think it was 2019, it was almost a playoff game every week, for four or five weeks before the playoffs, and they had to win every game.

“That muscle memory will be needed again, and what they’ve got, in terms of quality of the team, Olly Russell’s out, but they’re littered with stars in Will Pryce, Tui Lolohea, Jake Connor.

“I think they’re set that if they could win a game, or another game, I think they could go on a roll and build some momentum into the playoffs.”

Barrie McDermott added: “Games that are 50-50, they have found a way to win like that Leeds Rhinos game.

“Ian Watson’s great at harnessing the spirit of the underdog. I think his side at times have been a cowering dog, but if you go in with the underdog mentality, then they’ve got a chance.”

Their chances depend on 32 minutes of a postponed clash with Leigh Leopards today.

Watson’s comments reveal exactly what happened:

“No, nothing. I’ve seen lights go off before but then they’ve kind of regenerated and come back on but nothing quite to the level of that to be fair.

“It’s just an electrical fault, it’s tripped out. It can happen and it’s happened at a terrible point as well when the game is in the balance at 16-12.

“We’d started getting momentum back and then they did as well and it was turning out probably going to be into a decent game as well I thought, but yeah, it’s happened and we can’t control that.”

The rest of the game will be played today as Derek Beaumont said:

“It’s been an incredible season of firsts this year for the club and whilst this is extraordinary it is another one of those firsts. It was incredible to witness Josh Charnley score two tries and become the highest club try-scorer in a top flight season and it is now going to be a game that will be remembered even more so than for that remarkable achievement.

“I would like to thank all our fans and those of Huddersfield for the manner in which they dealt with and accepted the situation last night and I would also like to thank the players, staff and match officials for their professionalism. LSV is a high quality venue and I can assure you that their CEO Simon Toon and all of his team did everything possible to get the game to continue and have worked tirelessly since to ensure the game can continue in daylight on Sunday as well as to work towards ensuring the issue is resolved for our next home fixture against Wakefield which we are confident will be the case.

“I would like to thank Simon and his team for their commitment to the club and hosting the remainder of the fixture at such short notice. I realise that some people who attended may not be able to attend the remainder of the game and I apologise for that. I also realise that there will be some people who couldn’t attend on Friday who are members that now can which is a positive to balance the negative. I also hope that although it’s a shortened game to attend that fans can take advantage of the reduced pricing and come and experience something that has never happened before.

“There will be no burst through, no pre match intro as that would not feel right. The players will simply take to the field with the officials to continue the game as if it hadn’t stopped and I hope everyone can accept that as being the right thing to do for both teams and the officials.”