SEAN LONG will relish the chance to silence the Bradford "boo boys" when he leads St Helens out against the reigning champions on his return to Super League tonight.
The Great Britain scrum-half was one of 11 regulars famously rested for Saints' last visit to Bradford in April but he has fond memories of his recent appearances at Odsal.
Long played a key role in his side's 35-0 rout of the Bulls there last year and was man-of-the-match in Saints' 30-10 Challenge Cup fourth-round win at Odsal in February.
"I enjoy playing Bradford," he said. "The big games excite me.
"Playing a top side like Bradford, you can guarantee that everyone is up for it. No disrespect to the lower sides, but sometimes you are not always focused."
Long, whose three-month ban for betting on his team to lose their Easter Monday fixture at Odsal expires today, will be guaranteed a hot reception from the Bradford fans.
Wigan can secure the fourth spot - and with it a home tie against Saints in next Saturday's elimination play-off - with a win over Warrington at the JJB Stadium tonight.
Both Wigan and Leeds, who finish off their regular campaign against London Broncos, have the chance to go through the season undefeated at home.
The Rhinos will be presented with the League Leaders' Shield after tonight's match, when they hope to have extended their unbeaten run to 13 games.