YORK City Knights will be without loanees Connor Wynne and Joe Keyes for this weekend’s match against Featherstone Rovers as the pair have returned to their parent clubs.

Wynne has gone back to Hull FC and been named in their 21-man squad to face Wigan Warriors in the Betfred Challenge Cup quarter-final on Saturday.

The 20-year-old could make his first appearance of the year for Hull following a one-match suspension to regular starting full-back Jake Connor, who was penalised for a high tackle against Wigan’s Zak Hardaker last week.

Wynne showed plenty of his promise in his two appearances for York after scoring an eye-catching solo try against Swinton Lions and bagging a couple of assists against Dewsbury Rams.

“Connor Wynne has gone back to Hull FC this week,” reported Knights head coach James Ford. “They’ve picked up a suspension so he’s needed for them.

“We’ve got a fairly strong relationship with Hull so hopefully we can see Connor back in the York squad in the not-too-distant future.

“He’s shown lots of promise. There are areas that he needs to work at and Hull, Connor and I are aware of them.

“But he’s a young boy. He’s got a lot of potential and a great attitude, and he conducted himself remarkably, so we’d love to have him back.”

Ford also revealed that Keyes is now back with Hull Kingston Rovers. The half-back was limited to just one outing for York, the 20-14 defeat to Sheffield Eagles, because of a recurrence of his back injury.

“We felt that it was better that Joe went back to his parent club so that he could get treatment every day, and the availability of medical support would be stronger in a full-time environment,” Ford said.

Those recalls, added to the Lewis Peachey’s recent return to Castleford Tigers, mean that York are now left with one short-term loanee, Wakefield Trinity prop forward Yusuf Aydin.

“We’d like to keep Yusuf, I think he’s been good,” added Ford. “He hasn’t played for a long time. When he has, he’s shown some promise and improved. I’m liking what I’m seeing from him.”

The departures of Wynne and Keyes means that Matty Marsh is expected to return to full-back with Brendan O’Hagan back in the halves, should he be passed fit following a hamstring injury.

Providing an update on the injuries at the club, Ford said: “Brendan had a scan on his hamstring earlier in the week, so we’re waiting for feedback on that.

“He feels like he’s improving and he doesn’t think that it’ll be too long before he’s available as well.

“Kriss Brining is touch and go for this week. We don’t want to risk him. I would say that I’m confident that Kriss will be available for the following game but maybe not for this one.

“Tyme Dow-Nikau is probably in that same boat as is Perry Whiteley.

“Jack Teanby has having the cast off his hand now so his return is imminent as well. We’re not far off being relatively healthy but we’ve picked up a couple of knocks.

“We’re confident that Ports (Joe Porter) will be cleared this week and he should be available. Sam Scott is confident that he’s going to be available.

“Jubby (Will Jubb) picked up a head knock and we’re hopeful he recovers.

“Yusuf (Aydin) has tweaked his back doing some weight training, so we’ll assess. There’s a couple of other bumps and bruises where we may have shuffle things around.

“But it certainly won’t be an excuse because the 17 that we field will all be good players and we’re looking forward the challenge.”