McGilvary targets positive finish

08 September 2017 17:19:03 GMTPlus10

After defeat to Wakefield Trinity last weekend practically ended Huddersfield Giants' hopes of breaking into the top four, winger Jermaine McGilvary insists that it's still important for the club to end the season on a high note.

Following a poor start to the 2017 season, the Giants were able to reverse their fortunes and at one stage appeared capable of breaking into the top four.

But the loss to Wakefield has left them with a lot to do ahead of the final three rounds of fixtures.

They return to Super 8s action on Saturday night, when they travel to face Salford Red Devils. Huddersfield are 8/15 to win the match while Salford at 6/4 to come out on top.

"Overall, there have been more positives than negatives this season. It's still not been where we want or need to be but there are plenty of positives we can look at. We just need to concentrate on winning these last three games," said McGilvary, who will be aiming to earn selection for England in this autumn's World Cup.

"We want to make sure we finish the season well and go into the end of the year on a positive note. We know we need to be better when we face Salford on Saturday and we're all eager to get back to winning ways."

Meanwhile, McGilvary made his 200th appearance for Huddersfield in the defeat to Wakefield.

"I didn't realise until after the game it was my 200th Giants appearance, sadly it didn't feel so good after losing the match," he added.

"But it's one of those achievements that I'll look back on when I finish and be proud of."

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