Anderson backs Brown to thrive

Anderson backs Brown

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Former Great Britain prop Paul Anderson, who ended his playing career with St Helens, will forever be grateful to the Australian for grooming him as a head coach during his three and a half years at the Galpharm Stadium.

"He's a very, very good bloke and a great coach," said Anderson, who will step up from his role of assistant to begin a three-year contract in November when Brown departs the hot seat.

"His man management, the way he handles people is very good and the things he's done for me as a coach has been second to none.

"It's been a real privilege to have worked with him, he's obviously taken me to the next stage."

Brown has been gradually handing more responsibility over to Anderson, who was left to face the media at the Giants' weekly press conference on Tuesday.

That disappointed journalists who had hoped to hear Brown's explanation of his about-turn, having told Huddersfield last December that he would be returning home to Australia at the end of 2012.

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