In-form Jermaine McGillvary is confident there will be no Widnes repeat when the Huddersfield Giants travel to West Yorkshire rivals Bradford Bulls on Sunday.
Huddersfield suffered a shock 22-20 Super League defeat at the Vikings a fortnight ago, and they head to Odsal this weekend as hot favourites to build on last Friday’s 12-12 home draw against in-form Leeds Rhinos and chalk up a second top-flight triumph of the season.
But McGillvary knows if the Giants travel to Bradford with the same attitude they showed against Widnes, then another shattering loss is on the cards.
“If we don’t turn up ready to play, we’ll get rolled over, it’s as simple as that,” warned the 25-year-old winger, who made a two-try winning Super League debut for the Giants at Bradford four seasons ago.
“That happened to us at Widnes, and it could happen to us again at Bradford if we don’t show the right attitude. In that respect, the Widnes game has taught us a pretty painful, but useful lesson,
“Just because we’ve got talented players throughout the squad and we won the Super League Leaders’ Shield the other week, we can’t expect to just turn up and win. It simply doesn’t work like that in Super League.
“What we have to do is go there on Sunday and dig deep, like we did to win at Wigan in week one and get the draw with Leeds last Friday.
“But I’m confident that won’t be the case.”
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