The Huddersfield Giants will use a fear of failure to keep them pushing up the Super League XXI table.

That’s what world-class winger Jermaine McGillvary believes will be the chief motivating factor in Huddersfield turning the top-flight corner in 2016.

McGillvary and the Giants face second-placed Catalans Dragons at the Stade Gilbert Brutus tomorrow (5.00) looking to make it four wins from their last five League and Cup clashes.

But a disastrous start to this season’s campaign means Huddersfield are still second bottom of the table heading to the South of France – which means World XIII winger McGillvary is taking nothing for granted.

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“Winning three of our last four games and reaching the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup in the process is something we’re pretty pleased about,” said McGillvary.

“But in the overall scheme of things that still means very little at this stage.

“No-one’s going to be happy until we’re winning enough games to get ourselves back into the top eight, because anything less than that is a failure. Finishing in the eight is still a minimum requirement for us.

“In that sense, the fear of a failure is a big motivating factor for us.

“There’s no way we can say we’ve turned the corner yet, because of the League position we still find ourselves in.

Huddersfield Giants' Jermain McGillvary scores his sides second try Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Round Six Huddersfield v Leeds 06/05/16 (Pic by John Rushworth)

“But if we can go and win at Catalans this weekend – and we do have a pretty decent record down there – and back it up by winning the next few games after that, then I think we could say we’ve turned a corner and have given ourselves a chance to fulfilling our pre-season targets.

“It’s going to take a lot of very hard work before we can start thinking like that, though.”

And McGillvary doesn’t believe the intimidating Catalans atmosphere will get the better of him and his teammates this weekend.

“Personally, I love playing there, it’s one of my favourite grounds,” added the Huddersfield-born back.

“I love all the noise inside the stadium. It’s just like listening to really loud music, which is something that always seem to bring the best out of me – and a lot of the other boys, to be honest.

“But we also know it’s going to be a very tough game and we’re going to have to be at our very best. I think Catalans are good enough to reach a Grand Final.”