Giants: McGillvary hoping to peak at the right time
Huddersfield winger Jermaine McGillvary is disappointed with his inconsistent form so far this season.
But he insists he is ready to hit top gear in time for the business end of the campaign.
The 26-year-old, who is the Giants’ top scorer in 2014, said: “I started like a house on fire, but, whether it is confidence or form, I had a bit of a drop in the middle of the season. But now I’m starting to kick on again.
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“Last season we were at the top most of the season, while this year we’ve dipped in form. But I’m confident in the team because we’ve shown we’re a good side, we just need to time our run right and keep improving every week.
“That’s what I need to do myself, and hopefully I can produce the goods for the team when it matters at the end of the season.
“It’s not the tries that are making my form so good, it’s the other things that I pride myself on, like running hard and catching the ball from deep – things that get the team on the front foot. My performances are starting to pick up after a bit of a dip and I’m going in the right direction.”
Meanwhile, the Giants have been rocked by the news that Kyle Wood has been ruled out until 2015 with a cruciate ligament injury after being injured against the Catalan Dragons last week.
“He’s suffered a rupture to his anterior cruciate ligament so it’ll be January before we see him out on a field again,” Anderson said.
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“It’s a season-ender, but the positive is he gets to do some work on getting back and he can kick in for next year.
“I thought he was one of the best on the field in recent weeks until he got hurt. He’d been playing off the back of some good go-forward. Although it’s disappointing we’ll rally around him.
“I did mine back in 1998 and the following year I went on to play for Great Britain and did international tours; so he can rebuild from this.”