Carney is in good form this season, and McGillvary knows that the powerful Australian will be a handful at the John Smith’s Stadium.
“On a personal note, I am really looking forward to it,” he told his club’s official website.
“Carney is not going to be a small task, he is a wrecking ball. He looks more like a wrestler than a rugby league player!
“He is a very explosive man and a very good player. He is a big strong player and has a big hand off so I have got to get in his face early and try and knock down his fend.
“It is easier said than done, though, but I have played against him before and have done quite well against him and I will be looking to do the same again.”
The Huddersfield winger also knows that Cas carry more threats than just Carney.
“Castleford are a very well drilled team and Daryl Powell has got them playing really well,” he added.
“We are under no illusions it is going to be a tough game and we are going to have to be on top form come Thursday night.”