LIAM HARRIS has given the news every York City Knights fan has been wanting to hear - that he WILL be fit and firing for Sunday's League One play-off semi-final.

The in-form playmaker was knocked out by a horror challenge from Newcastle's Dan Parker in the Knights' last game of the Super 8s on Sunday, before being walked off the field.

The Rugby Football League disciplinary chiefs have now said Parker faces no further charge for the challenge - view it for yourself above - claiming in their report that the footage is unclear and that the sin-binning was sufficient punishment.

Harris nevertheless was okay to attend the Kingstone Press awards ceremony in Manchester on Monday night, where he and team-mate Ash Robson had been shortlisted for the League One Young Player of the Year.

And, while protocol surrounding head injuries means he remains a doubt for this weekend's semi-final trip to Whitehaven, where the entire season is on the line, the dual-reg Hull KR ace has declared he will be "good to go".

He also says the team are confident of victory, reversing their Super 8s defeat of 11 days ago.

Moreover, the fan favourite, who is in the running for The Press Player of the Year award, says he would be "open" to staying at York next season, even though his wish is to stay full-time.

Asked if he will be playing this Sunday, Harris told The Press: "Yes. I hope so. There's the 'return to play' (protocol) as standard but I've not had a concussion within the last year (which is part of the rules) so I should be good to go on Sunday.

"My body is still sore but I'm feeling good and I should be ready to go."

As for the team's chances of success, he said: "We will win this weekend, definitely. Then we will have a tough test probably at Barrow (in the play-off final)."

Harris was among half a dozen first-teamers who sat out the recent 26-16 defeat at The Recre - which was all but a dead rubber with Haven already virtually assured of third place in League One and York of fourth.

He explained: "I fell ill the day before the game so it wasn't right for me to go and play.

"We've got a lot of boys coming back. It's also hard to play those games that don't really mean much, mentally, to get prepared for them.

"This game, though, means everything to the boys and we want to get up to the Championship. We'll be going 100 per cent to do that."

Harris, meanwhile, brushed off the fact neither he nor Robson lifted the Young Player gong but said he was disappointed that Ford missed out on the League One Coach of the Year accolade to Whitehaven player-boss Carl Forster.

"I thought Fordy deserved Coach of the Year," he said. "To be where York were at the start (of the season) to where we are now, I think it's a tremendous turnaround.

"With what he's done with the boys and the position he was in at the start to where we are now, it's incredible."

As for the Young Player award, he added: "It's not for me to decide - I'll let other people decide that.

"But when I'm down at York I enjoy playing rugby. They've given me a platform to play and all I can do is repay James and Jon Flatman (chairman) for giving me the opportunity to play there.

"Obviously with there being no reserve grade there's not many opportunities for me to play. They've given me the opportunity and I want to repay the favour.

"This is the first club to put their trust in me and let me play week in week out and that's what I like to do best."

Harris is out of contract at Hull KR and it is unclear where he will play next year.

Asked if York was an option, he said: "I'd like to stay full-time if I'm honest but I'm open to coming back down to York to play regular football if that's not the option at the first club.

"I've definitely enjoyed my time here."

Meanwhile, Rugby Football League disciplinary chiefs' report of Parker's challenge on Harris, as written on the disciplinary section of their website, said: "Player makes contact with opponent after ball has been passed. Opponent is already dipping and going to ground after passing the ball. Footage unclear as to point of contact. Sin Bin Sufficient."