Huddersfield coach Nathan Brown remains convinced he can yet bow out of the club with silverware despite watching them crash to a 44-26 home defeat by Hull KR.
The Giants, who are through to the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup, have slumped from top spot in Stobart Super League to fifth on the back of a five-match losing run, culminating in last night's seven-try hammering by the in-form Robins.
Yet Brown is adamant he can still guide the Yorkshire club to a major trophy before he leaves to take up a three-year contract with St Helens in November.
"I've been in these situations plenty of times before," said the former St George Illawarra boss.
"We've got some players who are starting to run into some fitness and good players who are starting to get back-to-back games. We've definitely got the group there to come out of it.
"It doesn't happen overnight. We've got our first break of the year now and we have to look at a number of things when we come back.
"There is still so much to play for. We're in the semi-finals of the Cup and, apart from Wigan and Warrington, there aren't too many far ahead of us in the table."
Huddersfield take a break because of England's international with the Exiles, although four of their players are hoping to be involved in Saturday's game at Langtree Park, including Kiwi forward David Faiumu.
Brown drew positives from his side's latest defeat in the performances of his England trio of Eorl Crabtree, Leroy Cudjoe, who both scored tries, and Danny Brough, who kicked three goals.
Hull KR have no players involved in Saturday's match but coach Craig Sandercock believes his scrum-half Michael Dobson ought to be first choice for the Exiles after further enhancing his burgeoning reputation.
The 26-year-old Australian scored two tries, had a hand in four others and kicked eight goals for a personal haul of 24 points as the Robins maintained their top-four challenge with a fourth consecutive victory.
"He should be playing in the NRL, he's that good a player, and I'm lucky to have him," Sandercock said of the former Canberra Raiders half-back.
"I think he's the form half-back in the competition. The last month he's taken his game to another level. To me, he's in career-best form."
Former Huddersfield winger David Hodgson also scored twice against his old club while skipper Ben Galea, who shook off the effects of a chest infection, Kris Welham and Craig Hall were Rovers' other try-scorers.