JAMES FORD brings up a century of games as York City Knights boss this weekend - and remains pretty keen to "clock up quite a few more".

The 35-year-old leads his promotion-chasing team into a key Betfred League One clash against Workington Town at Bootham Crescent on Sunday (3pm) - for his 100th game in charge since taking the reins ahead of the 2015 season.

He has reiterated that, long-term, he would like to coach in Super League - but he also stated he was "no rush" to leave, having outlined his pride at how the club is growing on and off the field as he brings up the ton.

"Longer term I would love to coach in Super League but I'm in no rush to move on from York - I never have been," he said.

"Regarding going full-time, I would love that to be the case and, who knows, it would be great if that could be with York."

Asked if reaching three figures brought personal pride, Ford said: "I'm very proud to be head coach of York City Knights and I'm proud of the progress that club is making on and off the field.

"There's always been potential in the city and it's good to see people outside the city walls recognising that things are going in the right direction.

"One hundred games? I'd like to think I could clock up quite a few more."

Ford was already the Knights' longest-serving head coach since the club was re-formed ahead of the 2003 campaign, having overtaken Mick Cook's 88 games earlier this season.

He also has the second-best win ratio of the all the Knights' bosses, behind Richard Agar, who won 25 of his 36 games in charge in 2004.

That gave the future Super League and France international boss a win ratio of 69.4 per cent. Ford is currently on 63.6 per cent with 63 wins from 99. Victory on Sunday would of course take him to 64 per cent.

The popular Cook, who led the team to promotion from the old National League Two (League One) in 2005, had a win ratio of 66.7 per cent that season but it dropped with relegation the following year. In total, he won 43 of his 88 matches over three years, winning 43.