YORK City Knights star Matty Marsh has been awarded the Knights Supporters Society (KSS) Player of the Year award for the 2021 season.

Marsh has been a consistently strong performer for York in a difficult season on the field for the Knights, who currently sit ninth in the Betfred Championship and unable to qualify for the play-offs with two games remaining.

The former Hull Kingston Rovers ace has been a stand-out feature for York though in 2021, scoring 11 tries, 10 goals and one field-goal in 21 appearances so far this year.

The versatility of the 26-year-old has also been crucial to head coach James Ford this season given the injuries that have consistently ravaged his side.

Of Marsh’s 21 appearances, 13 have come at half-back and eight have come at full-back, the latter being his usual position at the beginning of the season, though so impressive has his form been that Ford has admitted to now seeing Marsh as an out-and-out half.

Despite difficulties in the league for the club, Marsh was a key figure in York’s run-in to the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup final.

He played in all three of the Knights’ cup ties to tee up a final against Featherstone Rovers, but cruelly missed out on an appearance at Wembley Stadium due to coronavirus issues.

Marsh becomes the latest winner of the KSS player of the year award, which was first handed out after the reformation of the Knights in 2002.

The gong adds to his growing collection of personal accolades while at the Knights, having won the club’s Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year in 2019.

It is reflective of Marsh’s excellence this year that he won the social media poll run by KSS by a landslide, winning 79 per cent of the vote.