EXPERIENCED Huddersfield Giants second rower Lee Gilmour wants to give something back this season.
As a club Huddersfield have been starved of top flight silverware for 50 years this year.
And with Nathan Brown leaving at the end of the season, the former Great Britain international believes that the players will be working harder than ever to bring a home trophy to the Galpharm this year.
But Gilmour believes it’s just as important to win something for the patient fans, as well as Giants owner Ken Davy, who has given so much to the club.
“Every year the boys have given everything for Browny and with the club not winning anything in a very long time it would be great to send him back home to Australia with some silverware.” said Gilmour.
He added: “But it’s also important to us players that we give something back to Ken Davy, as well as the Giants fans who have given so much to the club over the years.
“And for a lot of the guys here it could be their first trophy so we just want to continue to work hard and progress in order for us to do something special.”
The former Wigan, Bradford and St Helens star is also hoping to play against the Warriors in pre-season.
Gilmour is available to play in Sean O’Loughlin’s testimonial on Thursday despite only recently finishing his rehabilitation from knee surgery in the off-season.
And the Dewsbury-born second rower or centre thinks that pre-season games will do him the world of good in order for him to hit the ground running at the start of the campaign.
He said “I have only just come out of rehab but I’ve been given the all clear by the backroom staff here who have been fantastic to get me up to speed so quick.”
“Now I want to play in the friendlies so that I’ll be firing from the off in Super League.
“I don’t see why I can’t play a part in the games.
“I’m back fit and firing now so I want to be out on the field because nothing beats a game for your preparation and hopefully if Browny sees fit then I’ll get to play in at least one if not two games.”