YORK City Knights have announced that centre Liam Salter has signed a new contract with the club for 2021.

Salter joined York ahead of the 2019 season from Betfred Super League side Hull Kingston Rovers, having graduated from the club's academy and gone on to play 121 times for the Robins, scoring 22 tries.

The 27-year-old quickly established himself as a regular fixture in the Knights side during his debut season, making 29 appearances and scoring one try as the team ensured a third-placed finish upon their return to the Betfred Championship.

The centre, who can also play in the second-row, also played in all six of the Knights' games in 2020, prior to the season being cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

York head coach James Ford expressed his delight at being able to retain Salter.

Ford said: “We’ve all really enjoyed working with Liam and I’m delighted he’s extended his stay.

“Liam is a very tough, physical rugby please who offer us some versatility.

"He carries the ball very effectively and some real intent in his defensive contact.

"His attitude is first class and as long as that remains I’m confident he’ll keep performing to very high levels.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing Liam build a good combination with our halves and other edge players.”

Salter added: “I’m very happy to be part of this club. The club has been progressing year upon year and is looking to progress further. It’s very exciting to be a part of.

“For me, York is somewhere I’ve really enjoyed my rugby for the last couple of years and it was an easy decision to re-sign.”

Knights chairman Jon Flatman praised the role of the club's supporters in their 2021 squad building.

He said: “We are able to retain players like Liam because of the the generosity of our 2020 Knights Patrons and the continued hard work of Squadbuilder.

“Because of them, we are able to continue building a strong squad for next season and we hope to be able to repay their faith with a strong showing in 2021.”