Jake Connor is confident of building on his rock-solid Giants performance at Castleford and make it as difficult as possible for injured first-choice full-back Scott Grix to step straight back into Super League action.

The 19-year-old was one of the stand-out players during his side’s 44-30 defeat against the in-form Tigers.

 

It was just his second top-flight appearance of the season, with his first lasting a mere 10 minutes when he was forced off the field with an ankle injury during the 30-16 victory at London Broncos in early May.

That kept him on the sidelines for seven weeks, with his return coming in the narrow Academy defeat at Salford 11 days ago.

But with Scott Grix picking up a groin injury which will keep him out for a month during the 36-10 home defeat and Aaron Murphy still sidelined with a broken hand, Connor was the automatic choice to face the Tigers.

And now the England Youth international has had another taste of Super League life, he doesn’t intend to make it brief.

“It’s disappointing for Grixy that I’ve had to wait for him to get injured to get my chance,” said Connor, who also played in last season’s play-off semi-final defeat at Warrington when Grix was injured.

“But now I’ve had the chance to play again in Super League it’s just made me want to play even more and more at this level.

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