IN-FORM Huddersfield Giants winger Jermaine McGillvary is eyeing an immediate return to Super League XVIII action on Sunday.
The 24-year-old suffered a gashed eyelid just minutes after completing a hat-trick in last weekend’s win at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats as the Giants maintained their 100% start to the season.
It’s the first time McGillvary has recorded a treble in his Huddersfield career as he made it five tries for the season so far.
And he is confident he’ll be in a position to try and add to that total at home to Bradford Bulls on Sunday – if selected.
“It was great to score a hat-trick, especially as it’s first in my career for Huddersfield,” said McGillvary, whose scores helped the Giants make it four wins out of four with a narrow 18-16 success.
“The eye injury obviously put a bit of a downer on it for me.
“But I’ve had surgery to repair the damaged and hopefully I’ll be able to play, if I’m picked.
“I honestly didn’t think my performance against Wakefield was one of my best, but I just hope I’ve done enough.
“Having said that, the team performance as a whole fell way below the standard we expect.
“We know Bradford pose a massive threat and if we don’t improve, then they could beat us.”