Salter signs for 2020!

Published: 27 October, 2019 - 8:55 pm

York City Knights are delighted to announce that star centre Liam Salter will remain at the club for the 2020 Betfred Championship season.

The 26 year old was a graduate of the Hull Kingston Rovers academy and a mainstay at the Super League club since his first team debut in 2012, making 121 Super League appearances for the Robins.

The former Myton Warriors junior is noted for his strong defence, and is equally comfortable playing at centre or in the second row. He joined the Knights 12 months ago and was a nominee for Player of the Year in 2019 after being influential in 27 appearances, scoring 4 tries on the way to a memorable 3rd place finish in the Betfred Championship.

Knights Head Coach James Ford said: “I’m really pleased that we’ve retained Liam, we all enjoyed working with him and deeply respect what he brings to the side. He runs great metres out of exit, generates good ruck speed, runs strong lead lines, hits hard and works tremendously hard in defence.

“Despite playing a heap of Super League Liam’s attitude towards tidying up one or two small areas was inspiring for us all and we’re excited to see that same approach help him find new heights in his game.”

Salter added: “I’m really pleased to have re-signed for York, it was an easy decision in the end. The facilities here are absolutely fantastic, and the well respected culture and environment of the club along with the brilliant fans that back us all the way made it a no-brainer.

“I really enjoyed myself through all last season and it’s important we build on what we have started and learn from last year.

“Once again the club are putting together a squad capable of competing well in a very strong league and I’m excited to be a part of that, especially in the new stadium. I’m looking forward to the new season ahead now and I’m sure it’ll be another interesting one.”

The 18 players now currently signed on for 2020 are: Joe Porter, Sam Scott, Jack Teanby, Jason Bass, Connor Robinson, Kriss Brining, Matty Marsh, Perry Whiteley, Ronan Dixon, Will Jubb, Jordan Baldwinson, Brad Hey, Liam Salter, Danny Washbrook, Chris Clarkson, James Green, Ben Johnston and Will Sharp.

2020 Player Sponsorships are now on sale from just £850 + VAT. Email info@yorkcityknights.com for more info, and act fast to support your favourite player!

2020 season tickets and memberships are all available now. Secure your place in the brand new Community Stadium today by emailing Zillah Ingledew at z.ingledew@yorkcityknights.com or call 01904 876527 for further details!

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