YORK City Knights boss James Ford says latest signing Will Jubb has the potential to be a “great player.”

Following the capture of Aussie strike centre Jake Butler-Fleming earlier this week, the Knights have further strengthened their squad with the addition of the promising hooker on a one-year deal.

Like Butler-Fleming, Jubb joins from Hull KR – and is also no stranger to the Knights, having played for Ford’s side on dual registration in the 2017 campaign.

His 16 appearances and five tries for the Knights clearly impressed the head coach, who has moved to add another option at dummy-half alongside Andy Ellis and Harry Carter – as well as cover at loose forward.

Outlining why he opted to make a permanent move for Jubb, Ford remarked: “He gives really good service from dummy-half and defensively he’s good in the middle.

“He is a great kid and a really good prospect. If he trains and plays with the same attitude he brought with him on dual registration last year, we’ll have a great player on our books.”

Previously captain of the City of Hull Academy side, Jubb made a try-scoring debut for Hull KR in the 2016 Super League Qualifiers. However, since then his opportunities with the Robins have been limited.

Commenting on his move, he said: “I’m really looking forward to the challenge of playing for York again next year and testing myself in a really competitive league.

“I really enjoyed my time at the club last year, especially playing in front of the great fans that make the long trips to support the team week-in week-out, and really want to play my part in helping the team to build going forward from last season.

“I can’t wait to get started and get back involved with the team.”

KR coach Tim Sheens insists both Jubb and Butler-Fleming will remain part of “the Rovers family” despite their moves.

He told the Hull Daily Mail: “We wish Will and Jake all the best with York for next season and we’ll be watching closely to see how they get on.

“As with all the players up at the Knights, they’ll remain very much a part of the Rovers family and they’ll be playing alongside the likes of Ben Cockayne and Graeme Horne, as well as some other players who we’ll be putting on dual registration up there once again next year.

“That means that they’ll be staying in the system that exists between the two clubs and ensures that neither player is lost to us permanently.

“We’ll be working in tandem with York and we’ll be keeping a close eye on how everybody is progressing at the Knights in terms of our longer-term plans.”