NEW Giants assistant coach Keiron Purtill is hoping his inside knowledge of St Helens will give Huddersfield the upper hand in Sunday's big Super League clash at the Galpharm (3.00).
This weekend's fixture will be the first for Purtill since ending his successful three-and-a-half-year association with St Helens at the end of last season.
During that time the Saints' assistant got to know the stars inside out.
And he is hoping that information will prove decisive as the Giants attempt to become the first side to beat St Helens in Super League this season.
"There's a lot of history with St Helens in this Giants camp," said Purtill, pictured.
"Besides myself, Jon (Sharp) used to be an assistant there and conditioner, Geoff Evans, also spent some time at Knowsley Road, and we're hoping this will make a difference on Sunday.
"A game against St Helens is always exciting, but this link between us adds to the sense of occasion.
"I supposed it probably means the most to me, because it's the first time I've faced them and it'll be strange trying to find ways of beating a club where I spent the past three seasons.
"In that time, I helped coach St Helens to win, now I'm trying to coach a side to make sure St Helens lose!
"I just hope that knowing so much about so many of the players individually will help the Giants cause this weekend.
"But at the end of the day, it's down to the players, who all know they have to play at their very best to guarantee success.
"They key is for us to start well, be on the ball and play for the full 80 minutes,"