YORK City Knights have announced the signing of Hull Kingston Rovers winger Elliot Wallis on a season-long loan deal.

Wallis has made six appearances for Hull KR so far in his professional career, scoring two tries for the Robins.

The 19-year-old began his career as an amateur with Skirlaugh Bulls before moving to the City of Hull Academy.

He quickly progressed to the first-team at Hull KR where he earned a three-year full-time deal with the Super League outfit.

The loan move to the Knights will be Wallis’ first taste of first-team rugby outside of Humberside.

He is the second winger signed by head coach James Ford over the off-season after the signature of Halifax’s Will Sharp, with widemen Perry Whiteley and Jason Bass also retained for 2020.

“Elliot is a young player with plenty of potential,” said Ford.

“He’s a good size, is very aggressive, strong and fast.

“He has been an outstanding performer in academy rugby and now it’s about helping Elliot learn and develop in the areas he needs to have a similar impact on first grade rugby.

“I’m excited to play my part in facilitating his progression, but the lion's share of effort and desire must come from the player himself.”

Hull KR head coach Tony Smith added: “Elliot will be given the opportunity to play regular first-team rugby league at York throughout the forthcoming campaign.

“We will monitor his progress carefully and we wish him well during his time with the Knights in 2020.”