DANNY WASHBROOK has signed a new deal with York City Knights to remain at the club for the 2021 season.

Washbrook played five times for York following his move to the club in the winter amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The veteran forward signed from hometown club Hull FC where he played over 220 times across two spells and was part of the sides which won back-to-back Challenge Cups at Wembley in 2016 and 2017.

The 34-year-old also played over 100 times for Wakefield Trinity in Super League.

And Knights head coach James Ford is hoping to utilise Washbrook’s experience in the Betfred Championship next year.

Ford said: “Danny will be a key member of our squad in 2021.

“His leadership, experience and ability will be vital to our progression.

“Danny has plenty of utility value but primarily we aiming up at using him in the middle to give us some more ball movement and deception.

“Danny has played an awful lot of Super League and I’m confident his presence will have a huge benefit on some of our younger middles.

“Again I’d like to thank the efforts of our supporters - specifically the Knights 2020 Patrons and Squadbuilder - for their hard work and continuing commitment, which is enabling us to plan and build for what will hopefully be another successful season.”

Back-rower Washbrook added: “Re-signing with the Knights was an easy decision for me, I enjoyed the first 4 months with the club and they’ve been great with us during the last 4 months of lockdown.

“The training and playing facilities at the club are spot on, we as players couldn’t ask for anything better.

“The ultimate aim for the club is Super League, whenever that may be, that is the end goal for any ambitious club in the Championship, and I’m looking forward to the challenge of helping the club reach that target.”