JACK Hughes says The Wire will be putting “a lot of pressure” on Huddersfield stand-off Danny Brough when the sides meet tonight, Thursday.

The Scotland international’s kicking game has been the downfall of several Warrington teams over the years, particularly at the John Smith’s Stadium, a ground on which Wolves have been beaten in their past four visits.

Brough may well get the chance to skipper the Giants again, with regular captain Leroy Cudjoe and vice-captain Michael Lawrence both out injured.

Second rower Hughes, who played under Brough’s captaincy during a one-year spell at Huddersfield in 2015, says Wolves’ chances of victory will be aided greatly by keeping him quiet.

“Danny Brough’s their key man and he can turn games with his kicking game. He kicked us to death last year,” the 26-year-old said.

“We’ve put a lot of emphasis on that in training and we’ll be putting a lot of pressure on him to try and nullify his kicking game as best we can.

“At this time of year when it’s wet, he can get a bit of run on the ball so conditions around now suit what he likes.

“We’ll be doing all we can to take that away from him.

“They’ll be up for this one with it being their first home game.

“I believe they quite enjoy their Thursday night games so they should have a big crowd on. It’s always a tough game against Giants.

“They’ve got a good home record against us so we’ll have to be at our best this week.”