IN-FORM Jermaine McGillvary is targeting victory against Hull FC in the play-offs and beamed: “We’re full of confidence!”
The Giants go to the KC Stadium with memories of Sunday’s fine 48-24 home triumph over Leeds still fresh in their minds.
It was just the Giants’ fourth win in their last 14 Super League fixtures and means they are upbeat for what is a sudden-death encounter.
“It’s always hard to beat Leeds with 13 men, never mind 12,” said McGillvary, who is to have ankle surgery at the end of the season.
“So the victory has obviously given us a huge boost in confidence. We’ve got a pretty good record against them. We’ve won five of the last seven games.
“And as long as we keep improving on the Leeds game, we know we’re more than capable of mounting a strong play-off challenge.
“We dug really deep the other day and showed we are still a very capable side.
“Apart from the finish when Leeds scored some late tries, we were all delighted with how we played and we’re determined to produce something similar next Sunday.
“It will be tough over there. Hull are a big side and their fans really get behind them, but after beating Leeds we’ll go there without any fear.”
McGillvary could be part of an unchanged side this weekend.
Brett Ferres rolled an ankle late in the Leeds game and was taken off as a precaution, which means he should be available, while Keith Mason will have recovered from a heavy nose bang.
They were the only slight injury doubts from the contest, meaning Lee Gilmour (shoulder) and Tommy Lee (shoulder) are the only senior players ruled out.
And Luke O’Donnell is obviously clear to play after it was ruled he had no case to answer after being sent off for alleged use of the elbow after just 15 minutes of his comeback following a hamstring injury against the Rhinos.