FORMER Huddersfield Giants boss Nathan Brown is looking forward to a return to Huddersfield for the first time.
But the ex chief is determined to upset some very good friends in the process.
The Australian spent three-and-a-half years in charge at the John Smith’s Stadium.
During that time he took the Giants to the 2009 Challenge Cup final at Wembley and guided them to within one game of the Super League Grand Final 12 months later.
"I spent three-and-a-half years at Huddersfield and apart from the last six weeks there I had a great time," said Brown.
"A lot of people choose to look at the last six weeks – I choose to look at the whole time.
"I’m still friends with Baloo (Paul Anderson) and a lot of the staff. I had quite a fair impact on the careers of a lot of the blokes playing there.
"I always want Huddersfield to do well – but obviously I want Saints to do better.
"And even though it’s the first time I’ll have come back to Huddersfield, tonight isn’t about me at all.
"I am looking forward to seeing some familiar faces again, but I do hope they all go home feeling a little miserable after we’ve done a job on them!
"That’s what this game is all about, trying to pick things up and make a strong start to the rest of the season."
Brown welcomes back key fit-again trio James Roby, Paul Wellens and Francis Meli as he looks for an instant boost to his side as they seeking a second win in a fortnight.
Loan signing Gareth O’Brien and Joe Greenwood are also included in the 19 as they look to erase the memory of their Magic Weekend defeat to Warrington and re-discover the form that helped them beat Leeds at Headingley the week before.
"We are getting players back but it is down to individual players to gain that consistency," he added.
"We gave Warrington far too much time and space last week and that’s something we have to fix up for tonight.
"We showed character in the second half and for 25 minutes we were the better side, but we gave ourselves far too much to do.
"We can take some credit for hanging on in there but we have to be doing it from the start. We’ve been allowing sides to get across the tryline too easily."