SALFORD-BASED Giants back-rower Paul Smith is hoping the extra importance the City Reds are placing on tonight's Super League clash at The Willows (6.05) will have a negative affect on their performance against his side.
While the Giants are looking to secure a ninth win of the campaign to maintain their play-off bid, Salford need to win to ease their increasing relegation worries.
Giants ever-present Smith knows all about the City Reds' concern and he is hoping that tonight they fail to handle the pressure.
"There's a lot of hype in the Salford area surrounding this match," said Smith.
"In all the local papers they are admitting that they're coming under increasing pressure and that tonight is a must-win match.
"So, it's obvious that they're going to come out against us and will be fighting for their lives.
"That makes them very dangerous, but it's put added pressure on them and our aim will be to make sure they can't handle it.
"We know we have the ability to do it, and we also know the importance of a win for us.
"If everything goes our way this weekend, we could be back in the top six. That's a massive incentive to win."
Smith is again expected to start in the second row against Salford.
That would be his 17th start on the trot after being on the bench for the opening three rounds of Super League.
And the 26-year-old is determined to retain his ever-present tag with another effective display tonight.
"At the start of the season I set myself the goal of becoming a regular by the end of the year," he added.
"I've already achieved that target, so now my sole focus will be on doing everything I can to make sure we get into the top six.
"I'm looking forward to this match a lot and I know that applies to the rest of the lads. We're expecting a tough and highly competitive game, but we've prepared well and know we can do it."
Stanley Gene, meanwhile, was this afternoon undergoing a late fitness test following knee surgery last month.
He has been included in coach Jon Sharp's 18-man squad, with Gene confident of being given the nod.
But Stuart Jones is ruled out after failing to recover from an ankle injury picked up in the 40-22 home triumph over Wakefield.