JORDAN BALDWINSON has signed a new deal at York City Knights for the 2021 season.

Baldwinson initially joined York on a one-month loan from Wakefield Trinity in April 2019 before extending the move to the rest of the season as the Knights secured a third-placed finish on their return to the Betfred Championship.

The forward made the move permanent ahead of the 2020 season and played in all six of York's matches before the season was curtailed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The 25-year-old began his career at Super League giants Leeds Rhinos and had spells at New Zealand Warriors, Bradford Bulls, Featherstone Rovers, Leigh Centurions and Halifax before his move to the Knights.

York head coach James Ford said: “Jordan has really impressed us all at York, mainly with the responsibility he takes for his and the team’s continued improvement.

"It really has been a pleasure to watch Jordan drive home standards and lead on some of the extras the boys did pre-Covid.

“Jordan is a very fit middle who has a strong passing game and I’m sure a faster game will suit him.

"There are one or two things he needs to keep reinforcing in his game and the competition for a spot in our middle, alongside his outstanding attitude, will really facilitate his continued development.”

Baldwinson said of the new deal: “I’m over the moon to commit to another year to this great club.

"I really feel like I have finally found the club I can call home and I enjoy playing my rugby with a great set of lads.

“Everything about the club is great and I couldn’t think of another club I’d rather be at.”

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