YORK City Knights have announced another major coup with the signing of former Betfred Super League winger Ben Jones-Bishop.

The 32-year-old turned down a new deal with top-flight outfit Wakefield Trinity, according to reports in the national media, and becomes the 11th player to join the club for the 2021 Betfred Championship season.

Jones-Bishop has vast experience in Super League having played 241 times in the top division.

He began his career at hometown club Leeds Rhinos, where he progressed through the club's academy before going to play 82 matches and score 56 tries, featuring in Challenge Cup finals, Grand Finals and the World Club Challenge.

A move to Salford Red Devils followed in 2015 - scoring 16 tries in 25 appearances - before Jones-Bishop returned to Yorkshire with Wakefield.

Over four seasons, Jones-Bishop bagged 64 tries in 116 games for Trinity and he earned a call-up to the Jamaica national side, whom he is hoping represent in the 2021 World Cup.

Knights head coach James Ford said: “I’m very proud to bring Ben to York, his track record as a player and a person are unquestionable. Ben brings an outstanding level of threat to an already talented squad, he also brings with him heaps of experience and leadership.

“Ben has displayed an immense amount of resilience and drive to come back from some serious adversity, I’m confident he will fit in well and further supplement our culture.

“I would like to thank the supporters, squadbuilder, our sponsors, the Knights board and Craig Harrison - Ben’s agent - for helping to make this exciting move a reality.”

Jones-Bishop added: “I’m delighted to sign for the Knights, I’m looking forward to pulling on the shirt of an ambitious club, and I’m excited about the challenge ahead.

“The last 18 months have been good for me mentally. After being out for a long time I had chance to reflect on things, and I wanted the opportunity for a new challenge and to see what was out there. I thought when I came back last season my performances showed I still have plenty to offer.”

“Hopefully I can have a strong season and have a positive impact on the team, and earn a place for Jamaica at the World Cup. There are two games in Leeds and there’s a big Caribbean community in West Yorkshire, so hopefully spectators will be back by then and it’ll be a vibrant atmosphere.

“The domestic game in Jamaica is getting stronger all the time, you can see that when the boys from there come over. They’re playing at a higher standard, and it would be great to be involved with them in a World Cup."