DELIGHTED Giants ace Chris Nero is hoping to celebrate the signing of a new two-year Super League contract by inspiring his side to a big win over Leigh at the Galpharm on Sunday (3.00).
The 24-year-old Australian has been handed the extension to reward a consistent 2005 campaign, with his second-half display in Saturday's defeat at Salford being one of the few plus points.
The news on Nero - he doesn't count on the club's overseas quota list because he has an Italian passport - has provided the Giants with a timely boost ahead of this weekend's clash against the bottom club.
And the utility man is determined to mark the occasion by helping his side get back on the play-off track.
"It's great to get a new deal so I can concentrate on my footy without any distractions," he said.
"We're now well settled in the town and my girlfriend Renee has just had our first child (Charli May, who is five weeks old).
"Because of all this, I didn't want to go anywhere, and now I can look forward to trying to help the Giants climb back into the top six and hopefully make the play-offs.
"Obviously, we made our task harder by losing at Salford on Saturday. It was just one of those days where nothing went right.
"But we've got the chance to put things right against Leigh this weekend, and that's what we intend to do.
"The Salford performance hasn't knocked our confidence, it's just made us even more determined to get back on track on Sunday."