YORK City Knights loanee Mikey Lewis has returned to parent club Hull Kingston Rovers following the end of his one-month deal.

Lewis played four times for York and made his final appearance in the club’s 1895 Cup semi-final win over Swinton Lions at the LNER Community Stadium at the weekend.

The 19-year-old scored a brilliant long-distance try to seal the 36-22 victory and taking his personal tally of tries to three, having bagged a double on debut in the away win at Widnes Vikings.

Lewis played primarily at full-back for the Knights, featuring there on three occasions in the Beftred Championship - against Widnes, Oldham and Bradford Bulls - before making the move to his traditional position of half-back against Swinton.

Upon his return to Hull KR, head coach Tony Smith insisted that Lewis showed during his spell that half-back is his best position.

“If nothing else I think he proved that he’s a half-back and not a full-back over that month, undoubtedly,” Smith said in his press conference.

“It was probably a worthwhile experiment in some respects to find that out.

“It’s up to whoever coaches him to select the team.

“I think it would have been of more benefit to Mikey had he have been able to play half-back so he could have worked on that defence that he’s needed to work on.”

For York, Lewis’ departure means that Brendan O’Hagan, should he be ruled fit, and Riley Dean are likely to be the two starting halves for this weekend’s trip to Halifax Panthers at the Shay Stadium.

Alternatively, Matty Marsh could return to half-back, where he has played several times already this year, with one of the Knights’ outside backs reverting to full-back.

At present, Dean is the only loanee at head coach James Ford’s disposal, with the 19-year-old on a season-long deal from Super League outfit Warrington Wolves.