LOYAL servant Paul Reilly is looking to start the 10th year at his hometown club on the back of the Giants' most successful Super League season.
And in new coach Jon Sharp, the 27-year-old believes that is well within their grasp.
Huddersfield open their campaign at home to Castleford Tigers on Sunday (3.00), with high hopes of building on the club's most successful Super League season.
Full-back Reilly will again be expected to play a major role, and is relishing the chance to lead by example in his ninth season in Super League IX.
"I'm proud to be the longest serving member of the Huddersfield squad," said the former Moldgreen junior.
"I was also proud to be a part of last season's squad that beat teams like Leeds, Wigan and St Helens.
"And I see no reason why we can't do even better this year.
"A lot of people thought when Jon Sharp took over as coach from Tony Smith that things would stay the same.
"That couldn't be further from the truth.
"Jon has brought in a lot of different things which have helped freshen up the squad, and we all believe we can now build on the foundations Tony put in place.
"We're coming into the Castleford game on the back of 14 very tough but highly enjoyable weeks, and we're at the stage when the opening game can't come soon enough.
"Next season, I'll have been at the club for 10 years, which is a cause for celebration in itself.
"But I see no reason why it can't come after an even more successful Super League campaign. Everything is in place to make that happen."
Reilly has now fully recovered from ankle surgery during the off-season.
His two pre-season performances against Castleford and Leeds proved he is back to full fitness.
And he admits he is feeling stronger than ever.
"The ankle was giving me problems, but not any more," he added.
"I was obviously delighted with the way it stood up against Castleford, and it held up well again at Leeds.
"The fact we lost at Leeds definitely took the gloss off that, but though we were beaten we're not over-concerned.
"We didn't give too much away at Headingley, because the information would have helped Castleford prepare to play us this weekend.
"I can certainly assure the fans they will see a different Giants on Sunday."
But while Reilly is now having little trouble with an ankle injury, it's a different story for Brandon Costin.
The Australian goalkicking loose-forward is facing a race against time to be fit for the Castleford showdown.
Although he is responding to treatment on the ankle he damaged in training 10 days ago, he is still not ready to return at this stage.
But Sharp is not giving up hope.
"If we had a match tonight, there's no way he could have played," he admitted.
"And I would rate his chances of playing on Sunday at 50-50.
"Yet we're well aware that a lot can change between now and Sunday, and it could be a different story in a couple of days."