Trinity face a relegation battle in Super League this season, and the Australian halfback hopes that his return can help steer new coach James Webster’s side to safety.
“I’m very excited to be back,” Smith said.
“I felt like I fitted straight back in, which is good.
“I’m just looking forward to Friday now. Hopefully it comes around pretty quickly. We’ll have one more team run before the game and it should be good.”
Smith joined Salford from the Wildcats at the beginning of the season, but has never managed to find his best form during his spell on the other side of the Pennines.
He has returned to his former club on loan until the end of the current campaign, and is pleased to be back at a club where he played so well in the past.
“I played two years of probably my best footy here,” he mused.
“I was happy here, and I’m excited to be back and playing with the boys.
“Hopefully we can put some good performances in, and see how we go.
“‘Webbo’s our new coach, and it comes down to believing in what he says, and buying into it.
“I think the boys are doing that. I looked out there today, and there are obviously a lot of new faces, but not a lot has changed in the way we play. That suits me.
“Hopefully we can win a few games and end on a high note, and play some good rugby, and get that relegation talk out of here.”