Knights bring in Heckford on loan

Published: 2 April, 2019 - 7:30 pm

York City Knights announced at the fans forum this evening that they have moved to strengthen their back line options by bringing in promising half back Lewis Heckford from Dewsbury Rams on an initial one month loan.

The 21 year old Wigan Warriors academy product and England youth international featured on-loan for Dewsbury Rams in the Betfred Championship last season, before making the move permanent in December. He joins the Knights ahead of a busy Easter schedule of tough fixtures.

Knights Head Coach James Ford said: “Lewis has come through an outstanding system over at Wigan and he has plenty of improvement left in him. If Lewis is willing to work hard and invest in his own development he could kick on and become a positive signing for York.

“Lewis was a player I looked at previously and increasing competition for places in such a key role will help drive up standards further.”

Lewis comes into contention for the Knights squad this Sunday as they look to consolidate their position in the top half of the Championship when Swinton Lions visit Bootham Crescent. Get your tickets online HERE!