Thackeray happy to play at full-back

Anthony Thackeray says he is happy to play wherever selected by Featherstone coach John Duffy.

Thackeray, 31, has played the majority of his career at half-back, and played stand-off alongside Duffy at Widnes.

But he featured at full-back in the pre-season friendly win over Castleford.

He told the club’s official website: “I really enjoyed it at the back, it worked really well for me and the team with the new style we have worked on for 2018.

“It was a bit of a change and I have some things to work on but, in the modern day, there isn’t much difference between playing one, six or seven.

“I found it pretty easy to adapt to and have been training there for some weeks now – in game preparation.

“If selected for the upcoming friendlies I am sure I will continue to improve at full-back.

“Having said that, if John (Duffy) wants me to play elsewhere, half-back, hooker or anywhere else, I will happily step up to the plate. I will do whatever is best for the team.”

The former Hull junior is now in his third season with Featherstone having also previously played for Dewsbury, Halifax, York (loan) and Castleford.

Featherstone’s next warm-up game ahead of the Championship season comes at home to Halifax next weekend.

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