CONFIDENT Giants coach Jon Sharp believes his players will thrive on the pressure created by the importance of tomorrow's Super League clash at London Broncos (6.05).
Huddersfield headed for the capital this morning knowing a victory would put them in front of their hosts in the top six play-off chase which also includes Wigan, who are at home to Leeds tonight.
They also recognise a defeat would make them outsiders for a first ever top six finish.
"There's a lot of pressure on us tomorrow, we know that," said Sharp. "But over the past month, the boys have shown they can handle that pressure. In fact, they've thrived on it.
"Just a few weeks ago, we were four League points behind London and we knew we couldn't afford to drop another game. We responded to that challenge by beating Wakefield at Wakefield and then followed up with another great win against Warrington.
"On both occasions, we knew they were must-win matches and that defeat would end our hopes of getting into the play-offs.
"That seemed to bring the best out of the boys, and we obviously hope it's the same again tomorrow.
"It really does seem the case that the higher the stakes, the better the team performs."
"There's no doubt tomorrow is our most important game of the season, and let's all hope we can perform accordingly."
Full-back Paul Reilly (ankle) is back after missing the 68-16 thrashing of Leigh 12 days ago, while centre James Evans is also confident of returning after a slight hamstring strain.
Prop Jim Gannon is another in contention.