KEITH MASON will power into Challenge Cup action for the first time this season against Salford at the Galpharm on Sunday driven by the desire to reach a second final.
The 24-year-old Giants prop, who won the famous competition with St Helens two seasons ago, was still at Castleford when Huddersfield beat Halifax 40-8 in the fourth round.
And he wasn't signed in time to beat the deadline for figuring in the fifth round a fortnight ago, when the Giants saw off York 38-4.
After sitting that one out, Mason returned to make his third appearance for the club in last Sunday's 19-6 Super League setback at Hull.
Now it's all systems go for the showdown with the City Reds (3.00).
Mason (pictured) will be hoping for a smilar outcome to that when he made his second Giants appearance in the fecent home league clash with Salford, who were beaten 32-18.
That would hand Huddersfield a second semi-final in three seasons.
Mason helped the Saints beat the Giants 46-6 at Warrington in the last-four clash of 2004.
He was then at the heart of the 32-16 final win over Wigan, who included current Giant Stephen Wild in their team.
"I know what it takes to win the Challenge Cup, and there is no better feeling than playing in the final," he said.
"As long as we keep our heads then I can't see why Huddersfield can't go all the way this season."