Gannon joins on loan from Warrington

Published: 17 August, 2021 - 4:59 pm

York City Knights are pleased to announce the loan signing of Jacob Gannon from Betfred Super League club Warrington Wolves on a week-to-week loan.

Back-rower Gannon is the son of Jim Gannon and the brother of Leeds Rhinos youngster Morgan Gannon and, while he is yet to make his debut for Warrington, he has made an impact at junior level.

In Summer 2020, he was included in the England Academy performance squad which was scheduled to tour Australia and New Zealand before Covid-19 struck.

Gannon comes into contention for the Knights this weekend after a tough encounter against Featherstone.

On his signing, Head Coach James Ford, who has previously worked with Gannon in the England Academy setup, said: “Jacob is a young middle with good ball skills and a very good approach to developing his game. I enjoyed working with him previously and I’m looking forwards to coaching him again.”

Gannon himself said: “I’m really excited to have the opportunity to play at York and to gain valuable experience playing in the Championship.”

Teenager Gannon could make his debut for the Knights this weekend when we face Whitehaven RLFC at the LNER Community Stadium and tickets are available to purchase now from the York Stadium Management Company Ticket Office, priced at £20 for adults, £15 for concessions and free for under-16s.

Tickets are available from yorkcityknights.com/tickets.

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