WILL JUBB has admitted that this weekend's anticipated 100th appearance for York City Knights will be a "special moment" for himself and his family.

Jubb is set to start for York when they host Newcastle Thunder at the LNER Community Stadium on Saturday evening (6pm), an appearance which will take him to a century of matches with the Knights.

The hooker initially arrived on dual registration from Hull KR in 2017 before signing a permanent deal with the club the following year.

Since then, Jubb has established himself a near-certain starter at nine and was a regular in the York sides which won the Betfred League One title and a third-placed Betfred Championship in successive seasons.

As his personal milestone nears, Jubb reflected: "This club means a lot to me and to make 100 appearances is a real honour.

“I’m really happy that, if selected, I get to do it in front of the home fans because, like I’ve said before, they’re the best fans that I’ve played in front of.

“They get behind you no matter what and they’re always fighting our corner.

“I really appreciate their support and I’m really proud to be making 100 appearances for the club, it means a lot to me and my family.

“I’m really looking forward to the game and it’ll be a special moment.”

Both Jubb and York have come a long way since the former's Knights debut - a 17-16 home defeat to North Wales Crusaders in the League One Cup in front of a crowd of just over 600.

Along with prop Ronan Dixon, Jubb is the only player still at the club from that cup tie over five years ago.

“Being here that long there’s been a lot of players that have come and gone," added Jubb.

“Fordy (James Ford) has always been the coach since I’ve been here along with (assistant coach) Will Leatt as well.

"It’s been great to do it with them and they’ve helped me progress with my career and my game.

“I’m really enjoying my time here and it’s one of the best things that I ever did was signing for York.”

Now 25, Jubb was a fresh-faced 20-year-old when he first turned out for Ford's side and says he never anticipated going to becoming one of the team's longest-serving players.

“That’s not something I even thought about," said Jubb. "I was just trying to get in the team and play as much as I could and keep my spot.

“Now that this (milestone) has come about, you can reflect on it and realise how proud it makes you feel and how much it means to you."