LEEDS' Huddersfield-born star Keith Senior has warned the Giants his top-of-the-table Super League side are treating tonight's McAlpine clash (6.00) as one of their biggest games of the season.
The Great Britain centre admits the Rhinos are wary of the Giants' threat and will be taking nothing for granted.
And Senior has also hinted that he would not rule out signing for his hometown club further down the track if they continue to make such giant Super League strides.
"We've been told to treat this game as a big one or else we could struggle," revealed the 27-year-old, who misses the clash through injury.
"We know Huddersfield are a good attacking force, they showed that at our place earlier in the season and showed that again in beating Wigan last Sunday.
"The days have definitely gone when the Giants were the `easy beats' in Super League.
"They are now a team that deserve ultimate respect, and that's what they'll be given.
"And as someone who's grown up in the town, I'm delighted.
"I've never really given much thought about playing for the club before, but with the progress they're now making I certainly wouldn't rule it out.
"I've still got three years left on my contract at Leeds, but I'll only be 30 by then and will still have a lot to offer. Eventually playing for my hometown club is certainly something which appeals, but that's in the future."
New manager Peter Jackson, who has appealed to Town fans to back the Giants tonight, will be introduced to the McAlpine crowd at half time.