YORK City Knights have confirmed the departures of both Ash Robson and Matt Chilton.

Full-back Robson's contract with the club has been terminated by mutual consent while winger Chilton has left due to work commitments away from the game.

Robson played 47 games in total for York, scoring 26 tries and 17 goals.

The 23-year-old initially joined his hometown team from Castleford Tigers in January 2017 on a three-year deal, signing a-two year extension in March 2019.

He said: “I’m grateful for my time at this club. I’ve met some blokes I can call friends for life, and fans that are genuinely passionate about the city and the team.

“I’d like to thank everybody who has played a part in my development, rehabilitation and wellbeing, and wish the club every success for the future.”

York Acorn product Chilton joined the club on deadline day in 2018 and impressed enough to earn a two-year deal in October that year.

But present work commitments now mean he can no longer train to the standards expected either at the Knights and by himself.

Chilton made nine first team appearances in total, scoring seven tries.

He said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at York - the last two years have been a great experience.

"Unfortunately it’s time for it to come to an end and go back to Acorn to play my rugby with all my best mates again.

“My work commitments have changed which means I can’t put 100 per cent into training like the club and I want me to do.

"Not many people get to play for their hometown club and it’s been a pleasure which I am very grateful for and proud to have done.

"A big thanks must go to Fordy, the coaching staff and everyone at the club for making this possible.

“I have made friends for life at this club who have been good with me ever since I started my trial two years ago and have made me a much better player. I will be staying in touch with them as much as possible.

“Finally thank you to the fans for all the support you gave me and all the boys for the last two years.

“Good luck to the club for next year and beyond.”

A York spokesman said: "The Knights would like to thank both Ash and Matt for their efforts in amber and black and wish them well for their future careers."