Larne Patrick hopes Huddersfield Giants are hitting a rich streak of form just at the right time.
Thursday night’s 26-22 win at Hull KR was Huddersfield’s ninth win in 10 matches and Patrick’s try double proved the difference.
“I’m very happy with my current form but I’m happy that I am just getting a consistent run of games. I’m injury free and I’m feeling good and fit and hopefully that can continue for the remainder of the season,” said Wales international Patrick, whose early season was plagued by a knee and then rib injury.
“As a team, we’re happy with the wins. With regards to performances, I don’t think we are giving it the highest quality that we know we can do, sometimes we are dropping off.
“As we head into the business end of the season we need to dig in and be ruthless. But that being said, we are very happy with the nine wins out of ten, especially overcoming some great teams along the way.”
Victory at the Robins – their first since 2011 – meant Huddersfield climbed to fourth in the table after a stuttering start to the season.
“We’ve come to Hull and won so obviously I’m very happy,” coach Paul Anderson said. “We were dumb at times but we ground out a win, which we weren’t doing earlier in the year.
“We’re winning ugly but we’ve got to make sure we have composure and complete our sets. We kept giving penalties and possession away.
“I said to them ‘imagine how good you can be if you keep hold of the ball’.”
Initial fears that England forward Brett Ferres had suffered knee ligament damage were eased yesterday, but he is still likely to be out for a couple of weeks with a quad injury.
With nine games of the season remaining, the Giants are wel-placed to make a late charge.
Their next game sees Salford Red Devils visit the John Smith’s Stadium next Saturday.