Paul Anderson has revealed Ryan Brierley is expected to be a long-term full-back for the Huddersfield Giants.

But he’s also hinted Brierley may have to play the waiting game with fit-again Scott Grix back in the Super League XXI fold.

Vastly-experienced 32-year-old Irish international Grix marked his first game since suffering a shoulder injury in the 2016 opening-night defeat at St Helens with an excellent full-back display in Sunday’s 48-20 Magic Weekend destruction of the same opposition in Newcastle.

As a result, it would be no great surprise if Grix retained his place for Sunday’s trip to Widnes Vikings as the Giants seek a fifth top-flight success of the season and fourth in their last six League outings, although Anderson knows Brierley’s time will eventually come.

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“Ryan’s going to be a very good player for our club,” said Anderson.

Huddersfield Giants' Scott Grix scores his sides second try against Catalans Dragons in January (Pic by John Rushworth)

“He’s going to be a long-term full-back for the Giants, with the option of playing in the halves, and we’re all looking forward to seeing him reach his full potential.

“But as well as Ryan’s been going in the full-back role, I felt we needed a bit more stability in our defence against Saints, and that’s what Grixy gave us.

“Full-back is a very difficult position to learn, and even the best full-backs in the world who have been playing it for years still get things wrong.”

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