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York City Knights tight-lipped on Jordan Tansey’s link with Castleford
YORK City Knights are making no comment on speculation linking full-back Jordan Tansey with a move to Castleford.
The Tigers are thought to be interested in taking the former Leeds, Hull and Crusaders ace back to Super League, although The Press understands the Wheldon Road club are looking at 2013 rather than this season.
Tansey, 25, was a marquee signing for the Knights ahead of this season but disappointed at half-back before his switch to full-back. He sat out Friday night’s loss to Dewsbury with a knee problem and saw his replacement, Tom Bush, gain man-of-the-match honours.
Tansey, who signed a one-year deal at York with a Super League get-out clause, has always craved a return to the full-time environment.
Meanwhile, George Elliott is set to don the number one shirt for the reserves tonight in their rearranged match at Keighley (8pm). The former Leeds threequarter has not been dropped from the first team.
With no Championship match this weekend, the club are taking the opportunity to have a look at him at full-back.
Prop Nathan Freer, yet to rediscover his Press Player of the Year form of 2012 since his return to the club from Featherstone, is also set to drop down from the senior side to get more minutes on the field. Rhys Clarke is also in the second-string side.
Two local amateur forwards, New Earswick’s Elliot Bridges and York Lokomotive’s Jonny Cambridge, could make debuts after coming to Huntington Stadium on trial. Cambridge was recommended to the club by former York Wasps loose-forward and Lokos boss Paul McDermott earlier in the year.
The reserves will again field a number of youngsters from York St John University.
Knights reserves (provisional): from Elliott, Law, Whitfield, Baxter, Walker, Poutney, Sutton, Craig, Clarke, Stearman, Howard, Freer, Hemmings, Fraser, Hannigan, Bridges, Thorpe, Cambridge.