YORK City Knights captain Tim Spears has called for the club’s fans to get behind the club’s ground-breaking double header game with Toronto Wolfpack and Wakefield Trinity.

Last month, York announced that the new LNER Community Stadium is set to host a Knights game against Featherstone Rovers as well as the city’s first-ever Super League game between Toronto and Wakefield on Sunday, March 22.

And, Knights skipper Spears is hoping that the game will be backed by the club's supporters and those around the city.

“It’s something a little bit different, but I’m really excited by it," Spears said.

“I love playing at Bootham Crescent of course, but it looks like the game should be at the new Community Stadium and I’m really looking forward to that.

“To be able to host a Super League game in York I think is a measure of how far this club has come in such a short space of time.

“If two or three years someone would have said to you that there would be a Super League game in York, I think people would be laughing at you.

“I think it can only be a good thing for the sport and the city too.

“It’ll be brilliant to potentially see Sonny Bill Williams playing in the city too as well as the other top-class Super League players.

"I’m sure that the public of York will get behind the whole concept.”