DANNY BROUGH is closing in on a major rugby league landmark.
But the fit-again half-back is more concerned about helping the Giants produce a rock-solid Super League display at home to Leeds Rhinos on Sunday.
The 29-year-old needs two goals to reach 1,000 for his career.
The 998 mark has been reached during spells at Dewsbury, York, Hull, Castleford, Wakefield and Huddersfield, as well as landing 23 for Scotland and two for England against the Exiles in July.
But Brough admits doing well against the Rhinos and helping the Giants take some form into the play-offs, which get under way next weekend, is far more important than passing the 1,000 goal mark.
“To be honest, landmarks don’t bother me that much, and particularly at the moment,” said Brough, who missed Sunday’s heavy defeat at Warrington because of tonsillitis.
“What does bother me is the way we’re playing at the moment, which simply isn’t good enough.
“I suppose at some stage I’ll be able to sit back and appreciate passing the 1,000-mark, but right now it means very little.
“The only thing on my mind is doing what I can to help us finish the regular season as strongly as we can and take some form into the play-offs.
“We’ll have a quality side out there on the field against Leeds on Sunday and if all the lads put in 100% effort then we’ll have a chance.
“If we stick together we all know we can be pretty hard to beat.”
As well as Brough, the Giants could also be boosted by the return of David Faiumu (finger), Luke George (illness), Jermaine McGillvary (ankle) and Luke O’Donnell (hamstring).
Opponents Leeds, however, will be without in-form hooker Shaun Lunt, because he is on loan from the Giants.
Meanwhile, Giants prop Tony Tonks, who joined Co-operative Championship club Halifax on loan for the final third of the season, has signed a two-year deal to remain at The Shay.
He joined Huddersfield on a one-year Super League deal from Featherstone for 2012.