INFLUENTIAL full-back Paul Reilly will tonight look to clear his name and take his place in the Giants side to face Bradford Bulls in Sunday's massive Super League McAlpine clash (3.00).
Huddersfield officials are confident of attracting their first five-figure crowd since the Super League opener, also against the Bulls, in 1998.
And Reilly is desperate to take his place after being ordered to appear in front of the RFL's disciplinary committee to answer a charge of striking during the 36-12 Challenge Cup triumph over Doncaster Dragons.
He will be accompanied to tonight's hearing by head coach Jon Sharp and football manager Stuart Sheard, who believes his man has a good case.
Reilly's charge relates to a 44th-minute challenge on Doncaster winger Jason Lee rather than an incident two minutes earlier in which the full-back was placed on report.
The Giants star was penalised in that incident for hitting out at an opponent after appearing to have been gouged in the eye.
Club officials are unwilling to reveal their defence at this stage, but a claim of provocation is a clear possibility.
If Reilly were to be cleared, he would again take his place at full-back for Sunday's big battle against the Bulls.
Sharp reports a clean bill of health from all 17 who helped the Giants reach the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup.
He will also be taking a close check on Brandon Costin (ankle) and Darren Turner (back), who missed the weekend win but are closing in on their returns.
Prop Jim Gannon is, however, still at least a week away, despite having the pot removed from his damaged thumb yesterday.
Bradford remain the only club the Giants have failed to beat during the Super League era.
But Giants general manager Richard Thewlis is hoping that with a bumper home crowd behind them,the club can break that duck.
"We had 4,500 Huddersfield fans for our opening-day win over Castleford," he said.
"We're obviously hopeful of improving on that because of our unbeaten start to the season.
"We also know the Bulls fans will, as always, be travelling in numbers, especially with Robbie Paul ready to return.
"It would be fantastic to be able to outshout the Bulls, and with very encouraging pre-sales, we're feeling optimistic.
"Our offices will be open until 7.45 tonight so Town fans can use their discounted ticket vouchers. We're sure a healthy number will do just that."