YORK City Knights have announced the signings of youngsters Daniel Barcoe and Harry Dodd from Betfred Super League club Wakefield Trinity.

Both Barcoe, 20, and Dodd, 19, have progressed through Wakefield’s academy and reserve-grade system.

Barcoe can play at either half-back or hooker while Dodd will be battling for a spot in the Knights forward pack.

On 20-year-old Barcoe, Knights head coach James Ford said: “Dan is a very lively hooker-half back who has come highly recommended to us from Mark Applegarth (Mash) at Wakefield Trinity.

“Mash was particularly positive around his character and his drive to be the best version of himself.

“Danny will be one of three hookers and he’s excited to learn and compete for a spot in our seventeen.”

On his signing, former Stanningley junior Barcoe said: “York have got great facilities and a great stadium.

“It will be good to get my first opportunity at a great club.

Barcoe explained of his game: “I’m a very quick hooker who is good with ball at hand.

“I can hold my ground in defence and put in a good stint and, in attack, I like to play quick and when I see an opportunity I try to take it at the right time.

“Hopefully after my first appearance they will like what they see in me!”

On signing Dodd, Ford said: “Harry is a young man that I’m really excited about working with.

“He demonstrated a high level of potential in Wakefield’s reserve side and I was very impressed with his maturity, commitment and drive when I met him.

“Harry will be competing with some experienced forwards for an opportunity, and it will be exciting to watch him develop and compete for a starting spot.”

Dodd said: “Just seeing what York have achieved over the last couple of years is something that I’d love to be a part of.

“They are an ambitious club and ambition is something that I thrive on.

“I will always put 100 per cent effort in and give it my all, on and off the pitch.”