Brown targets cup upset
Giant task for struggling Huddersfield against Warrington
Last Updated: 12/07/12 8:21am
Nathan Brown: Huddersfield coach has overseen a run of seven Super League defeats in last eight matches
Huddersfield coach Nathan Brown insists form will go out of the window for Sunday's Challenge Cup semi-final against Warrington.
The Giants have lost seven of their last eight Super League games and hit a new low last weekend when they suffered a 52-6 drubbing by lowly Castleford.
Brown and chairman Ken Davy both apologised for that defeat, but the former remains confident they can clinch a second Wembley appearance in four years when they face the Wolves at the City of Salford Stadium.
"The great thing about the Challenge Cup is that it doesn't matter what happens the week before or the week before that," he said.
"There is no for and against, there's no premiership table, and that's why sides like Sheffield beat Wigan. There are upsets in the cup, it's like a fairytale I suppose.
"It's a totally different competition and you've just got to get up for a game.
"That's the reality. What's gone on in the past is irrelevant. We could have won our last eight, we could have beaten Australia last week.
"The cup's the cup, it's a totally different competition and we've just got to focus on a one-off game and play well."
Brown has ruled out Australian forward Luke O'Donnell while Warrington have a major doubt over Trent Waterhouse, who was taken to hospital during Monday's win over Catalan Dragons with a bleeding eyeball.