Published: 28 November, 2019 - 5:59 pm

As first revealed exclusively to members of the #OurLeague app, York City Knights are delighted to announce that centre Jimmy Keinhorst has joined the club for the 2020 Betfred Championship, on a season-long loan from Hull KR.

The 29 year old brings with him a wealth of top level experience, having made 131 Super League appearances to date. Keinhorst started his rugby league career at Leeds Rhinos in 2012, and won all three major trophies amongst 93 games in blue & amber, scoring 32 tries.

He made the switch to Hull KR ahead of the 2019 Betfred Super League season and featured 28 times for the Robins, scoring 7 tries – including a thrilling match winner on debut against Hull FC with just 6 seconds remaining on the clock.

Keinhorst will take up the currently vacated squad number 3 for the 2020 season, thanks to the help of Squadbuilder.

Knights Head Coach James Ford said: “I’d like to applaud the efforts of the supporters, sponsors and specifically Squadbuilder for facilitating this acquisition. All contributions are used towards building a better club for the future and I’m delighted to be a part of such positivity.

“Jimmy will bring strike and threat to our edges, added experience and intelligence to our preparation. I’ve spoken to a number of people regarding Jimmy’s attitude and approach and I’m very confident he’ll further enhance our culture.

“I’m extremely proud of the support we’re receiving from the club in terms of positive cultural shifts, retainment of our best players and attracting players who can help this club continue to grow.”

“I’m excited to work with Jimmy, and I’m looking forward to seeing him raise our standards and get him playing his best rugby.”

The 23 players that currently make up the Knights 2020 squad 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, Marcus Stock, Tim Spears, Josh Jordan-Roberts, Danny Washbrook, Chris Clarkson, James Green, Ben Johnston, Will Sharp, Elliot Wallis and Jimmy Keinhorst.

The Knights Coppergate store remains open until Christmas Eve, or alternatively you can visit the brand new online YCKStore.co.uk for all your 2020 kit, training & leisure wear and potential Christmas presents!

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 LNER Community Stadium today by emailing Zillah Ingledew at z.ingledew@yorkcityknights.com or call 01904 876527 for further details!