SOUGHT-AFTER scrum-half Harry Tyson-Wilson will be back in a York City Knights shirt next year – and big brother Bobby will be joining him.

While the former player's return to the Minster city was predicted by The Press a month ago, head coach James Ford has now revealed that BOTH ex-England academy aces have agreed one-year deals in another notable move by the club's new regime.

Harry, who turns 20 later this month, had an impressive three-game loan stint at Bootham Crescent during the summer, in which he scored four tries and 14 goals, being named man of the match for his hat-trick and eight conversions in the League One win over Gloucestershire All Golds.

That spell was cut short by parent club Hull, though, a recall which coincided with the Knights' off-field strife following threats of closure due to the wrangling over playing at Bootham Crescent as part of the community stadium scheme.

On his release from the KC Stadium at the end of term, the Knights – now under new owners – beat off competition from Championship clubs to bring him back permanently.

Ford said: "He's an exciting signing for the club. He's been earmarked for big things for a number of years and in a way we've benefited from the pathway system because he has become available when, if things were different, he'd still be at a Super League club.

"If he continues to work hard, the opportunity will come at some point for him to play at a higher level."

While coming through Hull's youth system, Tyson-Wilson spent six months at Keebra State High, a prestigious boarding school in Queensland, Australia, famed for bringing through rugby league talent, including the likes of Greg Eastwood and Rangi Chase.

He played for their under-18s when still only 15 and went on to turn full-time at Hull aged 16.

Ford said: "His potential is obvious. I enjoyed working with him last year and his ability stood out a mile for someone so young.

"He's also got an old rugby league head on those young shoulders. He understands game management as well and he can go from strength to strength."

Strapping prop Bobby, 22, was handed a two-year full-time contract by Hull in May 2013 after likewise progressing through their youth system.

He made two first-team appearances for the Airlie Birds in 2015 and ten on dual-registration for Doncaster in the Championship. He also had four games on loan with Oxford in League One, one against York.

He returned to the amateur game in 2016, helping West Hull to second place in the flagship National Conference League premier division – playing in the pack alongside former Knights favourite Ryan Esders, the ex-London Broncos and Hull KR back-rower.

He is seen as a big, bruising packman, with his Twitter header photo giving a clue to his playing style – seemingly taking charge of a brawl while playing for Hull's academy.

The two brothers are sons of former Hull star Rob Wilson, a current City of Hull Academy coach.

Ford said: "Bobby is another exciting signing. He seemed destined for big things early in his career but the pathway these days makes it difficult for a teenager to come into Super League and establish themself.

"He needed a bit more time and we're willing to invest that in him. The early signs are very positive.

"He's a big lump – 6ft 4in, 116kg – and his energy levels are good, as is his professionalism. I'm really looking forward to seeing him play."

The Tyson-Wilsons take the number of confirmed signings on York's books up to eight, following hot on the heels of Featherstone captain Tim Spears' arrival.

They join another set of brothers in the ranks – Pat and Ed Smith – plus Tommy Saxton, Jonny Presley and Danny Sowerby.

A dozen more players are also in training, with the club set to announce further signings in the coming days.