YORK City Knights' longest-serving player Brad Hey has joined Hunslet RLFC.

Hey joined York from Batley Bulldogs in 2015 and has since gone on to make 92 appearances for the club, scoring 18 tries.

The centre, who can also play in the back-row, was a regular for James Ford's side which won the 2018 Betfred League 1 title before securing a third-placed finish in the Betfred Championship upon the club's return last year.

Earlier this year, the 26-year-old fell down in the Knights pecking order, with Jimmy Keinhorst, Liam Salter and Jason Bass ahead of the Castleford Panthers amateur.

Hey will join League 1 outfit Hunslet on a one-year deal as the Parksiders bid for promotion. The South Leeds club, who are coached by ex-York boss Gary Thornton, finished fifth in the third tier last year and were knocked out of the play-offs by Workington Town.

Hey said: “I’ve got a few mates at Hunslet and they say nothing but positive things about the place, in fact the club has a very good reputation around the game.

“They’re clearly a top side and judging by their form earlier in the year, before the lockdown struck, will be pushing for promotion next season."