SKIRLAUGH winger Lee Nobbs and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats product Jake Joynt are in the running for first-team deals after impressing on trial with York City Knights.

Knights coach Gary Thornton has been assessing 22-year-old flier Nobbs and ex-Wildcats under-20s prop Joynt during the opening throes of pre-season training.

Said Thornton: “Lee is a young guy who came fairly late to the game, in his mid-teens, but has been playing well for Skirlaugh.

“He was recommended by Austin Bell, one of our Hull-based players, and we are having a look at him in training.

“He’s got a great attitude. He looks quick and very, very strong, and we are hoping he will push through towards the first team.”

Former Castleford under-20s boss Thornton has been equally impressed with Joynt, saying: “I know a little bit about him from my time at Cas because we played against him a couple of times.

“I’ve been impressed with him in training. He has been looking for an opportunity and he’s a good lad, with the right attitude towards training and playing.

“He would give us some competition for places. He’s signed a registration form to train with us, but he has not signed a playing contract as yet.”