PAUL REILLY is hoping fans turn out in force for tomorrow's testimonial clash between the Giants and Leeds at Headingley (8.00).
And the 30-year-old full-back is promising to perform to his full capacity to ensure he earns a starting spot for the Super League opener against St Helens at the Galpharm the following Sunday.
Reilly will be sharing the proceeds of tomorrow's pre-season fixture with Leeds' Huddersfield-born Great Britain centre Keith Senior, with the duo obviously hoping for a bumper turn-out.
But Reilly also knows the game is important in terms of starting in the big Saints' opener.
The former Moldgreen junior, who underwent a shoulder `clean-out' at the end of last season, was on the bench against Wigan last weekend, with captain Chris Thorman (left) starting at full-back.
Thorman was in excellent form that day, and Reilly knows his No1 position is under serious threat.
"I watched Chris playing full-back against Wigan, and he was excellent," admitted Reilly, pictured right.
"It's obviously good for us to have players who can play in different positions.
"That's great for competition, and I know I'll need to perform well tomorrow night to get the nod for St Helens.
"Hopefully, I can do that, and in front of a big crowd at the same time.
"I would love to see as many Giants fans as possible at Headingley to help create what I hope will be a fantastic occasion. My dream would be to play really well in front of a big crowd."