HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS coach Paul Anderson believes it’ll make no difference that Nathan Brown’s first Super League game in charge of St Helens will be at home against his former club.
Although the full list of fixtures for the 2013 top-flight campaign won’t be revealed until Monday, the clubs have been allowed to tweet their opening home game of the season.
Huddersfield’s first top-flight clash at the John Smith’s Stadium will be against London Broncos.
But it is thought the season opener for Anderson’s men will be against Brown’s Saints at Langtree Park at the start of February.
The Australian left the Giants in July to bring the curtain down on his three-year Huddersfield reign, which means Brown won’t have to wait long to meet up with his former club.
As a result, it’s a fixture that’s likely to be on Sky TV’s radar, particularly as Anderson enjoyed a glittering career at Saints.
But the former Great Britain prop feels who’s coaching the teams is a side issue.
"Nathan will be wanting to win this game as much as I will," said Anderson, who was Brown’s assistant throughout his stay in West Yorkshire. "The fact it’s Browny against us is something that’ll obviously be of media interest, but for us is just about winning."