IT was maybe inevitable but York City Knights record-breaker Kieren Moss has gone back to Hull KR

Moss scored seven tries in last week's world record 144-0 win over West Wales which fired them to the top of League One - beating Jonny Presley's Knights best of six and equalling the all-time York RL mark.

However, his exploits - not only in that game but in recent weeks - have not gone unnoticed by his parent club who have recalled him from his loan ahead of their Super League match at Wakefield on Sunday.

It means the Knights will be without the Aussie for the first time this season as they prepare for Sunday's big derby clash away to old arch-rivals Hunslet (3pm).

Moss's departure follows that of St Helens hooker Aaron Smith, whose loan spell at York has also ended, with Saints instead temporarily sending him to Hull KR for Super League experience.

Knights boss James Ford has proven troops to fill their stead, however, as he recalls veteran winger Tommy Saxton for only his second outing of the season while also bringing back the big guns - Andy Ellis, captain Tim Spears, Sam Scott and Ben Cockayne - who were all rested against the Welsh minnows.

Said Ford: "Hull KR have recalled Kieren. It happens. I'm really pleased for Kieren that he'll hopefully get a chance, and I'm pleased we've played a part in helping him. We want him to do well there but if he doesn't stay in Hull KR's plans we would love to have him back. He's been a delight to work with."

He added of the recall: "It was always a possibility. He scored seven tries in a match - it's hard to ignore that."

On Smith, Ford said: "Aaron went back to St Helens then went to Hull KR. We have no problems with that.

"We're okay in the hooking department with Andy Ellis and Will Jubb, and Hull KR are a bit busted at the moment. I had a conversation with (KR boss) Tim Sheens and we agreed Aaron could make an impact at that level. We wish him all the best."

Saxton goes onto the wing on Sunday, with Ash Robson reverting to his preferred role at full-back in place of Moss.

Said Ford: "Ash has been playing really well. We all know how good he can be.

"He's a different type of full-back to Kieren but still a really good one. I know Ash prefers to play there and he now has an opportunity to remind everyone what a promising full-back he is."

Asked if Saxton's lack of match action this term was a concern, Ford said: "Absolutely not. Tommy is vastly experienced, a great talker and great at coming out of exit.

"He was really good in the game at Doncaster before he got injured. I'm sure he's not been happy not being in the side, and this is an opportunity for him to perform to a good level and stay in there."

Hosts Hunslet suffered injury blows in their defeat at Newcastle last week - not least to luckless centre Danny Grimshaw, the former Knights favourite.

Grimshaw, who had rejoined the Parksiders from Oldham last autumn for a third spell with the club, suffered a groin problem on the eve of the season and, in this return up on Tyneside, tore a bicep and could now be out for the season.

Loose-forward Liam Mackay (calf) and Niall Flynn (shoulder) also got crocked - joining ex-Knights packman Ryan Mallinder on the sidelines - but Lewis Reed and Brad Foster are back from injury.

Said Hunslet boss Thornton of Grimshaw: "I feel for the kid. He worked really hard in pre-season and was tearing it up but he then gets a groin injury then in his first game he gets this."

Hunslet: Watson, Foggin-Johnston, Sanderson, Southernwood, Haley, Lee, Reed, Straugheir, Nicholson, Foster, Coventry, Walton, Walker, Ashton, Cooke, Chappell, Halmshaw, Jordan-Roberts, Hema.

Knights: Robson, Saxton, Butler-Fleming, Hey, Mazive, Cockayne, C Robinson, A Robinson, Ellis, Horne, Batchelor, Scott, Spears. Subs: from Jubb, Siddons, Dixon, Porter, Kelly, Hawksworth.