COREY HALL'S return to parent club Leeds Rhinos this week drew plenty of frustration from York City Knights fans who watched another loan player depart.

For a variety of reasons, York have regularly delved into the loan market, so much so that - squeezing the odd player out of position - you could make a competitive starting 13 of this year’s loanees.

Here, The Press thinks about how a loanee team could look.

Full-back: Mikey Lewis

First on the team-sheet is Mikey Lewis, arguably the best player York have had on loan this year.

The Hull KR youngster played six times for York, scoring four tries and looked well worthy of the Super League starts he has been given this year.

Wing: Connor Wynne

Wynne stood out in his loan spell from Hull FC, albeit more briefly across two appearances.

He scored in the rout at Swinton Lions towards the start of the season and played in the hard-fought win at Dewsbury Rams.

Centre: Aidan McGowan

The Huddersfield Giants teenager has yet to play for York after contracting coronavirus shortly after joining the club on loan, which somewhat sums up the luck the Knights have had with absentees this year.

Centre: Jacob Gannon

Another loanee who is yet to play for York is Jacob Gannon, whose loan move from Warrington Wolves was officially confirmed earlier this week.

Wing: Corey Hall

Much like Mikey Lewis, Hall had a brilliant spell at York and has earned the trust of the Leeds Rhinos staff to merit a recall after injuries in the Super League giants’ camp. His break against Swinton for Kieran Dixon’s try was a stand-out moment.

Half-back: Riley Dean

The most capped player in this fantasy 13 is Riley Dean. Having been brought in to replace the injured Morgan Smith, his stint at York was mixed.

His close-range attacking play was strong, but he could struggle as the lead organiser and often sole half as injuries hit others.

He ultimately found himself down in the pecking order, which resulted in a move to Dewsbury.

Half-back: Joe Keyes

One of the more frustrating loan deals given his evident ability at Championship level.

Signed from Hull KR, Keyes played just once, in the defeat to Sheffield Eagles, before an injury forced his return to the Robins.

Prop: Yusuf Aydin

The aggressive prop played three times on loan from Wakefield Trinity and is another who has since gone on to play in the top flight after a stint at York.

Hooker: Corey Johnson

Johnson has shown plenty of ability and hard work during his four matches with York from Leeds. On loan until the end of the season, he already looks key to the Knights’ chances of finishing strongly this year.

Prop: Tyla Hepi

Struggled to find his best form in his couple of interchange cameos, though deserves credit for playing twice in a week for Castleford Tigers then York.

Second-row: James McDonnell

Arguably the best of the forward pack, producing several strong performances across four matches.

Second-row: Lewis Peachey

The second-rower’s form with York, over two appearances, has seen him since play six times for Castleford this year.

Loose forward: Jamie Ellis

Taking up the ‘old-fashioned' loose forward position is Ellis, who played just twice for York, both times on the losing side.