YORK City Knights have announced that over 93 per cent of their 2020 members have signed up for their '2020 Knights Patron' scheme.

Following the cancellation of the 2020 Betfred Championship season last month and York's subsequent decision not to participate in the RFL's Autumn competition, the Knights last week revealed that they were offering their supporters three options regarding their memberships.

This included the '2020 Knights Patron' scheme, which would see fans donate their 2020 membership to the club.

In turn, this gave supporters a chance to attend the 2020 Knights Patron Evening with head coach James Ford and Knights players as well as receiving the other benefits, including having members named permanently displayed at the club's new home, the LNER Community Stadium.

Credit for 2021 membership packages and refunds for 2020 memberships were also offered by the club. However, an overwhelming majority have opted to become '2020 Knights Patrons'.

On Twitter, York said: "A huge thank you to all season ticket holders who have sent in their option choices by yesterday's deadline. Over 93% opted to become a club patron and refunds have now been processed and payments made.

"Player signing and re-signings (announced) ASAP. (A) huge thank you to the off field staff who have managed the process and dealt with the enquiries and payments. #thankyouall #backstrongertogether".

Elsewhere, Leigh Centurions have pulled out of the aforementioned proposed RFL Autumn competition, with only Batley Bulldogs, Barrow Raiders, Bradford Bulls and Dewsbury Rams now left.