YORK City Knights Ladies team manager Cameron Harris has expressed his excitement at the upcoming season which begins later this month.

York had a tough campaign in Betfred Women's Super League last year, winning just one of their 13 league matches to finish second-from-bottom.

However, there were positives for the relatively new squad, who are entering only their third season in the top flight.

The Knights enjoyed success in the cup, progressing to the final of the Challenge Shield, where they were beaten by the Army.

Harris' introduction as team manager, he hopes, should lift the burden on others at the club for 2020.

He wrote in a statement on the York City Knights website: "The Betfred Women’s Super League has expanded once again for the 2020 season, meaning that we should see much more competitive games across the board.

"The Knights found our form in the back end of last season putting in some more than solid performances.

"However, this year I’m excited to see what this Knights Ladies team can achieve.

"York City Knights Ladies are a great set of girls with indescribable amounts of heart, and underrated quality to match.

"There is a real belief this year that this set of girls can go out and achieve good things in the Super League this season.

"The introduction of myself into the team manager role has lifted some pressure of the coaches and has allowed them to focus solely on coaching and the benefits are being seen on the training pitch and it showed in our impressive pre-season victory over fellow Super League members Huddersfield Giants.

"We start our season at home to Huddersfield on March 27 looking to replicate that victory, it would be amazing to see as much support there as possible. I can’t wait for this season!"