UPBEAT Giants coach Jon Sharp is hoping his side can build on the stunning 42-20 Good Friday triumph at Wakefield and celebrate back-to-back Super League victories for the first time this season with success at home to Salford tonight (7.30).
Even with the eagerly-awaited debut of Australian Test ace Michael De Vere, Sharp knows it's not going to be easy.
Salford warmed up for tonight's visit with an outstanding 42-10 home triumph over Warrington on Friday when strike centre Stuart Littler grabbed a hat trick.
The week before, the City Reds also gave world champions Leeds Rhinos a run for their money before going down 30-12 at The Willows.
That was arguably the toughest test the Rhinos had been given this season, and Sharp knows that makes tonight's opponents a massive threat.
"Even though much of the focus last week was on Wakefield, we still had a very good look at Salford," said Sharp.
"They are a well-organised side and have been playing with a lot of confidence in the opening rounds.
"Salford certainly didn't let themselves down against Leeds, and the margin of their win over Warrington proves just how well they are playing.
"A lot of the talk tonight has obviously surrounded the debut of Michael De Vere.
"But I don't expect Salford to come here and take much notice about that.
"They will be doing everything within their power to ensure Michael doesn't get off to a dream start.
"This is yet another very tough game for us."
The Giants are boosted by the return of full-back Paul Reilly who was rested against Wakefield after picking up a variety of bangs in the game at Warrington the week before.
Also returning is tough back-rower Stuart Jones, who was forced to miss the Wildcats clash with a knee injury.
But there is still no place for hooker Sean Penkywicz, whose role as `super sub' is continuing to be taken by in-form Paul White.
And it could be at hooker where tonight's match is won.
Giants No9 Brad Drew was again outstanding in the win at Wakefield, while City Reds coach Karl Harrison has heaped praise on his hooker, Malcolm Alker, for his performance against the Wolves on Good Friday.
Their midfield clash could prove one of the game's highlights, with Harrison confident his man won't let him down.
"Malcolm is playing very well at the moment and is just feeding off the experience and wealth of knowledge Jimmy Lowes has brought to this club in his role as assistant coach," said Harrison.
"Malcolm is like a sponge and takes everything that Jimmy shows him.
"Jimmy was a world-class hooker himself and he is pushing Malcolm that way as well.
"His battle with Drew tonight could be a classic."
The Salford pack was at the heart of the Warrington success, with new arrival Mitchell Stringer making a positive impact from the bench.
Stringer was released by the London Broncos last month after failing to settle in the capital and Harrison is already delighted with the way the 21-year-old prop has fitted in.