GIANTS winger Jermaine McGillvary is confident he will be fit for the final home outings of the Super League season.
The 23-year-old, who confirmed a new five-year deal with his hometown club last week, was carried off the field with an ankle injury after 42 minutes as the Giants were beaten 24-18 by Salford City Reds at the Willows.
Initially the prospects looked poor for McGillvary, who had played his part in the Giants cause with a first-half try, but he is sure he will be fit and raring to go when the Giants take on Harlequins in the penultimate fixture of the regular season at the Galpharm Stadium a week on Sunday.
“On the night there was absolutely no way that I could put any weight through the ankle,” said McGillvary.
“It was a case of packing it with ice and then putting my foot in a boot for support over the weekend.
“But the physios have had a look at it and it is just a twist and, while I can only just walk on it at the moment, I hope to be back at training on Thursday.
“Then it is just doing some running on it, but I should definitely be fit for the game against Harlequins.”
And McGillvary is determined the Giants will improve on a disappointing outcome at the Willows.
“I wanted to get through the whole game and help in a Giants win,” said McGillvary.
“The injury saw to it that I didn’t finish the game and it turned out in the end to be a bad night for the team.”