Huddersfield Giants coach Simon Woolford conceded that his team are now playing for their Super League futures as they sit just one win above bottom side London with four games remaining.
An improved performance last Sunday was not enough to earn a crucial win against Salford, with the Giants now facing a tough battle against Castleford as they bid to put distance between themselves and the drop.
The level of effort his players showed gave Woolfrod something to build on, but he was left addressing the severity of the Giants current league standing.
“There was a lot of good stuff as far as our effort is concerned and, like I said, the end scoreline wasn’t a true indication of how tough the game was,” he said after the game.
“Each week we’re playing literally for our lives and I thought we showed that against Salford and it means something to us and it seemed like Salford were camped on our try line for an eternity for that second-half.
“We finally broke, however long it was. So, signs there were good and hopefully we can pick up on the skill component next week and get ready for Castleford.”