ST HELENS legend and Giants back-rower Lee Gilmour knows he has to treat Saturday’s top-of-the-table Super League XVI clash against his former club as ‘just another game’.
Although the vastly-experienced 33-year-old former Great Britain international won every honour in the game during his time at Saints, he admits the only thought on his mind is helping Huddersfield re-discover their top form.
After making a magnificent start to the season to lead the top-flight table going into the Easter period, the Giants’ form has dipped.
And Gilmour knows getting back on track as quickly as possible has to be the top priority, even if it means inflicting some serious damage on Saints.
“We played at St Helens in pre-season and managed to get a good win against them, which is something very positive to take into Saturday,” said Gilmour, pictured right.
“But everyone knows what a class team they are. They’ve played in the last four Grand Finals, which tells its own story.
“I’ve still got some great friends over there, but it’s just another fixture for me now and I have to concentrate on playing well for the Giants.
“We need to get back to our best form, and it’s vitally important we start picking things up so we don’t lose any ground at the top.
“We certainly know that if we don’t perform well on Saturday, we won’t pick up the two points.
“People have written St Helens off for the past two or three years, but they are producing some fantastic young players and when you’ve guys like Jon Wilkin, James Roby, James Graham around, you know they deserve the utmost respect.”