LEE GILMOUR is ready to put some of his closest friendships to one side and power the Giants to Super League victory over former club St Helens at the Galpharm Stadium on Sunday.
The 32-year-old former Great Britain back-rower spent six glorious seasons at Saints, where he won every domestic honour in the game.
Sunday’s clash will be the first time Gilmour has faced Saints since making the move to the Giants at the end of last season.
And he’s made it clear his strong St Helens association will count for nothing.
“I had six fantastic seasons at Saints and I’ve got a lot of close friends there,” said the Dewsbury-based Gilmour.
“But I’m already a Huddersfield Giants player through and through, and I’m going to do everything I can to help us win on Sunday, which I know we can.
“When Saints told me they couldn’t offer me a new contract, Huddersfield was always my first choice and I was over the moon when we agreed a deal.
“I’ve not been disappointed so far, and I know how disappointed I’ll be if we don’t win this weekend.
“There’s no doubt that if we can maintain our strong defence it’ll stand us in good stead.”