MATTY MARSH has signed a new two-year deal with York City Knights which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2023 season.

Marsh has been a stand-out player for York since first joining the club on dual registration from Betfred Super League side Hull KR in 2018, the year in which the Knights won the Betfred League One title.

In the following year, Marsh signed a permanent deal with James Ford's side as they secured a third-placed finish in the Betfred Championship.

Marsh topped the Knights try-scoring charts during that season and also won two awards - the Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year - for 2019.

This year has seen Marsh feature regularly at full-back and half-back, being deployed in the latter position due to injuries elsewhere, but he has still provided quality through his kicking and running game.

His performances recently won him the Knights Supporters Society Player of the Year award.

The new contract for Marsh, which was made possible by the Knights' Squad Builder Fund, will likely see him add to his 58 appearances and 39 tries to date.

Head coach Ford said: “Re-signing Matty was a priority for everyone at the club.

"He’s matured into a top full-back and as we’ve seen this year a very good half-back too. I’ve really enjoyed coaching Matty and I’m excited to work with him again.

“He has a fantastic attitude that has underlined his development during his time at the club.”

Marsh added: “The way this club is going, I couldn’t turn it down and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

“I love playing in front of our fans. I’ve never had such backing from fans personally and I owe a lot of credit to them.”

York chairman Jon Flatman said: “The relationship between Matty Marsh and the fans has been first class from day one.

“The support of Squad Builder to enable the deal to happen is evidence for the impact he has on providing entertainment.

"Thank you again to Squad Builder for their invaluable support.”