Lancaster lands at York

Published: 3 May, 2017 - 7:00 am

York City Knights have moved quickly to secure the services of former Hull FC and England Academy player Callum Lancaster on a month long trial, with a view to a permanent deal.

Callum is a popular winger who made a fast start to his rugby league career at Hull FC before unfortunately falling down the pecking order.

The speedy back only took up the game the age of 14 but that didn’t stop him shooting through the ranks at Hull as he scored eight tries in his first five matches at Super League level when aged just 17, including back to back hat-tricks against Widnes Vikings and Warrington Wolves.

The winger bagged 19 tries in an impressive season for Hull FC’s reserve grade in 2016, but after limited opportunities this season felt a move away from Humberside could reignite his promising career.

Head Coach James Ford has an impressive track record of developing young talent at the Knights, and will look to work with Callum to bring out the best of his speed and technical finishing abilities.

Ford said: “I’m pleased to bring a player with Callum’s potential to the club, and it’s another indication of our ambition. Callum has incredible pace and if he’s willing to work hard at a few areas of his game I’m sure we’ll see him fulfil his potential.”