Long hints at plans for league comeback

Sean Long playing for Preston Grasshoppers
Sean Long playing for Preston Grasshoppers

SEAN Long has hinted he’s be prepared to come out of retirement and play in Super League again.

The former St Helens ace is currently Phil Veivers’ assistant at Salford Reds, but has also been playing rugby union with Preston Grasshoppers.

And he admitted that if the club suffer an injury crisis, he’s willing to dig out his playing boots again.

Long, the only player to win the Lance Todd Trophy three times as man of match in the Challenge Cup Final, said: “I’m looking forward to the new challenge in coaching.

“But I’ve not thrown the playing boots away, and will never say never.

“If we have a few injuries this season, then who knows?

“I’ve been keeping fit playing union for Preston over the winter.

“If I can help Salford by pulling on the boots again, I will.”