SEVEN tries in four games has seen Dee Foggin-Johnston named York City Knights' The Press Player of the Month for July.

The winger bagged a memorable hat-trick over in Toronto at the start of last month - even if it came in defeat - and followed up with four tries one week later against Hemel.

Strong performances followed in the wins over Workington and Toronto, in that stunning Super 8s opener at the end of the month.

Head coach James Ford, happy to see the flier return from injury for this weekend's trip to Barrow, said: "It was probably the best form he's shown this season.

"He's steadily improved through the year but there's another level or two in him.

"He's improving on the pitch and off it as well.

"It's good he's getting acknowledgement for his form and the key is to continue that and keep improving."

There is a bit of catching up to do in the Player of the Year leaderboard - which now has a new leader.

Since the last update three matches ago, Liam Harris has jumped to the top of the tree, thanks to his man-of-the-match display in the memorable win over Toronto - on a day when most players could have laid claim to the accolade.

The three player-of-the-year points Harris gets for that lifts him above previous leader Ash Robson.

Fellow dual-reg regular Will Jubb was deemed our second-best player that day (2pts) after his terrific 80-minute stint at hooker, while Tim Spears, such a key influence, especially after returning to the fray in the second half to help York get a foothold back in the contest, was our third best (1pt).

Spears therefore goes level on points with Robson in joint-second.

Joe Batchelor, the June Player of the Month, jumped further into the Player of the Year reckoning when pipping Brad Hey to our man-of-the-match accolade (3pts) in the otherwise disappointing loss at Keighley.

Connor Robinson was our star man in last week's bounce-back win over Workington, with big prop Ross Osbourne getting on the leaderboard on his debut after being deemed our third-best player on the day (1pt) following his eye-catching impact off the bench.

Ponts winners versus Workington: C Robinson 3pts, Ellis 2pts, Osbourne 1pt.

Points winners versus Keighley: Batchelor 3pts, Hey 2pts, Porter 1pt.

Points winners versus Toronto: Harris 3pts, Jubb 2pts, Spears 1pt.

The Press Player of the Year standings: Harris 16, Robson 15, Spears 15, Batchelor 14, E Smith 11, Foggin-Johnston 10, A Robinson 9, Porter 7, Siddons 6, Jubb 6, Hey 5, C Robinson 5, Haynes 5, Carter 5, Rawsthorne 4, H Tyson-Wilson 3, Moran 3, Ellis 3, Saxton 2, Presley 1, B Tyson-Wilson 1, Osbourne 1.