JACK TEANBY has revealed that he turned down offers from other clubs during the off-season to complete “unfinished business” at York City Knights.

York slumped to a ninth-placed finish in the Betfred Championship last season, having earned a top-three spot in 2019.

And the Knights have been busy recruiting several new faces to their squad as they eye up a return to the play-offs.

James Ford’s side have also retained a number of their key players, including Teanby, as they plan for a much-improved 2022.

“I had a few other options out there but I feel like there was just unfinished business given that this year didn’t go to plan,” Teanby said. “The new facilities are a big head-turner and not every club can say they’ve got the top facilities that we’ve got at the moment.

“The players that we’ve brought in as well, it just goes to show that we’re not here to just have one good season and fall apart, we want to get back up there and be challenging for promotion.”

Some of the most eye-catching additions have come in the forwards, where Pauli Pauli and Masi Matongo have arrived from Salford Red Devils and Hull FC, respectively.

“It will be a case of trying to learn off of each other and gaining those skills from them,” prop Teanby said.

“They’ve played at the top level. Masi has been in the (England) Knights squad and Pauli Pauli has played in the NRL, so they’ve been there and done exciting things.

“Hopefully I can take some of their experience and build it into my own game.”

On top of helping York back up the table, the 25-year-old has personal motivation to stay.

“Every player wants to play in a World Cup,” added Teanby, who made his Scotland debut last month. “Not everyone can say that they’ve played in one and I’d love to say that I’ve played in a World Cup.

“It starts with having a good season at your parent club.”

He continued: “Looking at where we finished last year at York, we want to build on that and we want to be a successful team next year and finish in the play-offs.

“Having the players around me that we’ve been signing, hopefully I can learn some new skills from those that have played in Super League and progress as a player and hopefully progress into the World Cup squad.”