STUART DONLAN will call on his painful Super League experience with Halifax last season to help guide the Giants to victory at struggling Castleford Tigers on Sunday.
Castleford find themselves rooted to the foot of the table with one win from 18 matches.
It's a similar sad record to that of Halifax a year ago, when Donlan and Giants teammate Sean Penkywicz were both doing it tough at The Shay.
That puts Donlan in perfect position to know how the Tigers are feeling - and what to expect.
"Cas are fighting for their lives and that makes them dangerous," said Donlan.
"I know from bitter personal experience with Halifax how the players will be feeling.
"You really are desperate to get a win by whatever means possible and whatever it takes.
"As we started to lose ground on the teams above us we treated every match like a Grand Final, because we knew the stakes were so high. It will be no different at Castleford.
"So we can't afford to take anything for granted. If we are guilty of any complacency we'll end up paying a high price.
"Castleford may be bottom, but they still have some quality players and will be welcoming a new player in Mark Tookey who should give them a lift. We're expecting a very tough game."
But the in-form 25-year-old utility back believes the Giants possess more than enough quality to guide them home.
"We've got the play-offs in our sights, and you don't need more motivation than that to try and succeed," he added.
"We're hoping our tough spell is now behind us and we can look forward to a great run-in.
"Against Widnes on Sunday we needed to dig deep to win what was our third game in a week. That was successfully achieved, and with the right rest and training this week we're looking to be in even better shape."