ANDY RALEIGH is doing everything within his powers to make sure he gets the nod to face former club Hull KR at the Galpharm on Sunday (3.00).
The 25-year-old back-rower missed out on a place in the Giants side narrowly beaten 18-14 at Bradford Bulls last weekend.
That Odsal performance may have convinced head coach Jon Sharp to stick with the same 17.
But Raleigh has been determined to change Sharp's mind by working extra hard in training.
"Missing any match in Super League is disappointing," admitted the former Moldgreen junior.
"I was gutted to miss out against Bradford and I'll be gutted if I miss out against Hull KR, especially as I had a couple of great years there.
"I was delighted when they were promoted, and playing against them in Super League was one of the games I was really looking forward to playing in this year.
"Hopefully, I'll have done enough by the end of the week to have convinced Jon that I deserve to be included.
"It's obviously great for the side that we've got genuine competition for places, but it's not very nice when it's you that misses out.
"But it does make you work harder in training.
"And I also know that if I do get picked the experience of being left out the week before will make me even more determined to play well, so I don't lose my place again."