YORK City Knights have announced the signing of Jacob Gannon from Betfred Super League club Warrington Wolves on a week-to-week loan.

Back-rower Gannon is the son of former Huddersfield Giants and Hull Kingston prop forward Jim Gannon and the brother of Leeds Rhinos youngster Morgan Gannon.

While he is yet to make his debut for Warrington, Gannon has made an impact at junior level.

Last summer, he was included in the England Academy performance squad which was scheduled to tour Australia and New Zealand before coronavirus struck.

Gannon comes into contention for the Knights ahead of this weekend’s Betfred Championship encounter against Whitehaven at the LNER Community Stadium.

On his signing, head coach James Ford, who has previously worked with Gannon in the England Academy set-up, said: “Jacob is a young middle with good ball skills and a very good approach to developing his game.

“I enjoyed working with him previously and I’m looking forwards to coaching him again.”

Gannon himself said: “I’m really excited to have the opportunity to play at York and to gain valuable experience playing in the Championship.”

Gannon becomes the third loanee in the York squad alongside back-rower James McDonnell, from Wigan Warriors, and hooker/half-back Corey Johnson, from Leeds Rhinos, after the departure of Leeds centre Corey Hall.