"IT excites me about where they could end up."

So said York City Knights boss James Ford of his current half-back pairing of Connor Robinson and Liam Harris following the demolition of Championship strugglers Rochdale Hornets on Sunday - in which Robinson reached another personal landmark.

The 24-year-old, last season's League One Player of the Year, created three tries when finding holes in the Hornets' line, while Harris made two and scored one in the 60-0 rout.

The former has been a near ever-present since joining from Halifax in June 2017, scoring 19 tries, 308 goals and nine drop goals in 60 appearances, including all-time York RL records of 186 goals and 420 points in a season last term.

His last of eight conversions on Sunday took him over the 700-point mark for the club.

Said Ford: "I thought he was good - really good. He was a running threat and he picked some good options. I was pleased with what he did.

"Defensively he's getting there. He's still not the finished article but he's certainly going in the right direction.

"If you look at where he was when we got him to where he is now, and plot that improvement, it excites me about where he could end up.

"He just needs to maintain his attitude and approach towards improving small areas of his game because those small areas add up over 80 minutes."

Hull FC loanee Harris, meanwhile, played a starring role for the Knights in 2017 while on dual-registration from Hull KR - scoring 14 tries and 12 goals in 18 appearances, including a sparkling show in the shock victory over full-timers Toronto Wolfpack, all of which earned him a nomination for the League One Young Player of the Year award.

The 22-year-old switched to Doncaster then the Black and Whites and has since become a more rounded player during his time in the Super League club's first-team squad ranks.

He rejoined York on a season-long loan a month ago and thereafter has scored three tries in five appearances.

Said Ford: "I've often spoken about my belief in Liam. He's potentially going to be some player.

"We spoke about missing a little bit of detail coming out of yardage (against Rochdale) and that probably fell a little bit on Liam's shoulders.

"We'll have a look at that, but he's a young boy and I'm really impressed with the player he has matured into.

"Again it excites me when you consider the player he could end up being."