YORK City Knights have continued their series of re-signings, with winger Perry Whiteley committing his future to the club for 2021.

Whiteley was a regular on the wing for York during the 2019 season, in which the club secured a third-placed finish upon their return to the Betfred Championship. The 27-year-old played 20 times, scoring eight tries during that campaign.

Earlier this year, injury prevented Whiteley, nicknamed 'Den', from playing a part in any of York's six matches in 2020.

Knights head coach James Ford said: “Den showed heaps of potential at the back end of 2019 where he finished as our first-choice winger.

"He carries the ball with plenty of intent, causing lots of stress in our opponent’s defensive line.

"He also uses his physicality to make him a threat on kick attack.

“Perry will face stiff competition for a spot in 2021 and he’s excited by that challenge.

"I’m confident that competition will facilitate a fitter, faster and better Perry Whiteley.”

On the club's supporters, Ford added: “Their continued commitment and hard work enables us to plan and build for what will hopefully be another successful season.

“We hope to be able to repay their faith with a strong showing in 2021.”

Whiteley said: “I’m really pleased with the extension.

“The squad is looking really strong again and I’m really happy to be a part of it and looking forward to pushing myself even more.

“The culture at the club is fantastic and the club has high ambitions which I think are very achievable and it’s great to be part of that.”