YORK City Knights forward Danny Washbrook will retire at the end of the season.

Washbrook, who turns 36 later this month, has 19 appearances for York since joining the club ahead of the cancelled 2020 season.

That move followed a long and successful career in the Betfred Super League, where he racked up over 300 appearances while representing Hull FC and Wakefield Trinity, playing in two spells at the former.

Arguably the highlights of Washbrook's career were reaching the 2006 Grand Final and winning back-to-back Challenge Cup finals at Wembley Stadium in 2016 and 2017 with hometown club Hull.

Explaining his decision to retire, Washbrook recalled of 2020: “My body felt that it could do another year and I didn’t want to end after playing, five games last year before it was cancelled.

“I didn’t want to go out like that so I thought, let’s go another year.

"Now, though, the time feels right to call it a day.

"I’ve got a job now, I’ve settled into that and it’s going well so I’m looking forward to it.”

Washbrook joins Knights team-mates Ryan Atkins and James Green in announcing their plans to retire once the 2021 season finishes later this month.