JERMAINE McGILLVARY is looking to build on his return to action and keep the Giants at the top of the Super League XVIII table.
The 24-year-old winger missed Huddersfield’s stunning 32-8 triumph at Leeds Rhinos with a back spasm.
But he made an explosive comeback eight days later to help his hometown club open up a three-point Super League lead with a hard-fought 24-10 home win over Hull FC.
McGillvary emerged from the contest unscathed and is already relishing Friday’s trip to dangerous Warrington Wolves – even though he knows it’s going to be tough.
“Warrington are one of the best teams in the League, if not THE best,” said McGillvary.
“That’s a title we want to take from them, and if we dig deep and get another victory then I think it’ll send another clear message to everyone that Huddersfield Giants mean business.
“We know we’re going to need to play very, very well to beat them. But if we play like we did at Leeds the other week, then who knows?
“I’d have loved to have been out there with the boys at Headingley. It was another great win, and I thought Matty Dawson did a great job taking over from me so late in the day.
“I was obviously pleased to get the call to come back in against Hull, but I know it was a close call after the way he performed.”
And McGillvary knows if he doesn’t keep on performing Giants chief Paul Anderson would have no hesitation in making a change.
“Baloo said at the start of the year that no-one’s guaranteed a place in this squad,” he added.
“That’s helping to keep everyone on their toes, and I know I’m going to have to keep working hard to keep my place.
“My back feels good now, and it felt strong after what was a really tough game against Hull. They never gave us any ground at all.
“That’s given me a lot of confidence going into the Warrington game.
“Baloo showed a lot of faith in me by putting me straight back in against Hull, so I feel I owe him one for that.
“The way to do that is keep building on my return and do everything I possibly can to help us keep winning and stay at the top of the table.
“I know it’s early days, but it’s a good feeling to be top, and it’s a feeling we want to experience for a whole lot longer.”