BRANDON Pickersgill is glad to have settled back in at full-back, but what he is really craving is a return to Odsal.

Tonight’s game “at home” to Dewsbury will be played in Dewsbury, Bulls’ fourth game there of the season.

Discussing the strangeness of it all, Pickersgill said: “To be honest we are getting more comfortable with our surroundings, because we only got to play a few games here last year.

“But I’m a Bradford lad, and we’ve been at Odsal all my life, apart from a couple of seasons at Valley Parade.

“In my head we need to go back, and I hope it’s in the pipeline, as there’s nothing better than running out there with the Bradford fans cheering you on.

“There could be a lot worse places to play than Dewsbury, but I’d rather play at Odsal.”

Pickersgill is set to line up in his familiar full-back position tonight, having been forced to spend some time in the halves during Jordan Lilley’s enforced absence.

The relieved 24-year-old said: “With Jordan back against Halifax, it was good to have that balance.

“You lose that having players out of position, and we weren’t flowing in attack.

“Jordan brought a spark and enthusiasm to the side too and his energy was infectious.

“He did really well and it freed me up and meant I was able to go back to doing what I’d practiced all pre-season.”

Pickersgill will be full of confidence for Dewsbury having scored his first competitive try of the season against Halifax, which came at the end of a thrilling run from well inside his own half.

He said: “I was buzzing with the try to be fair. I was going okay in the game before that, which gave me confidence anyway.

“But it was good to bring something like that to the side, especially in a derby game, and it gets me off zero tries early in the season.

“Hopefully I can do the same this weekend and help get us another two points.”

But that will be no easy task against an unbeaten Dewsbury, who stunned Widnes by winning 22-14 there last weekend.

Pickersgill said: “You’d have been shocked at most of the results in the Championship so far this year.

“The days of good and bad teams on paper are over and if you don’t turn up against whoever, you’ll get beat. You can’t take any side lightly at all.”

Asked whether it would be naive to suggest that the win over Halifax had solved all of Bulls’ early season problems, Pickersgill said: “We’ve got to keep working hard to better ourselves and bring even more energy and enthusiasm than we had against Halifax.

“If you take your foot off the gas and start to get comfortable, that’s when the bad results start coming.

“We had a bad start and were feeling the pressure, so Halifax was a great win to hopefully kickstart our season.

“We need to attack and work hard like we did last week and focus 100 per cent on the task in hand.

“Dewsbury are flying, especially after beating Widnes away, so it should be an exciting game.”