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Warrington v Huddersfield preview.

13th of July 2013
Warrington v Huddersfield preview.

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Brough at ease over previous losses

Huddersfield will be looking to redress a miserable record against Warrington in Sunday's Tetley's Challenge Cup quarter-final but skipper Danny Brough insists there is no psychological barrier for his side to overcome.

The high-flying Giants have beaten Wigan, done the double over St Helens and Catalan Dragons and defeated Leeds three times this year but have yet to get the better of Tony Smith's men.

They can draw confidence from a 34-22 Super League play-off triumph at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in 2010 but Warrington have won their last eight Challenge Cup ties against Huddersfield, going all the way back to the 1933 Wembley final.

The Giants will have painful memories of their 25-16 defeat by Tony Smith's men in the 2009 final as well as last year's 33-6 semi-final hammering at Salford while the Wolves have already done the league double this year.

"They have beaten us twice this year but there's no psychological barrier," Brough said.

"We're not looking at that at the moment. We're just looking to get over a hurdle that we haven't done so far this year up to now.

"These games are all about on the day - no second chances - and we know that, if we're not good enough on the day, we won't get to where we want to be.

"These are the games you want to play in. We've got a good feeling going into it this week."

Huddersfield's mauling in last year's semi-final was the last match under coach Nathan Brown and Brough knows the team are a far different proposition under his successor Paul Anderson.

"We're in a lot better place, a higher position in the table with the most points we've had in a Super League year and we've pretty much a fully-fit squad," Brough said.

"I think this year we've got a stronger group of lads and a bit of character about us. That's holding us in good stead that we're working for each other when times are hard.

"We're getting through games when we're not playing well and winning. Hopefully this week we can put on a good performance and win the game too."

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