YORK City Knights have strengthened their back-line options by finally landing 19-year-old Cameron Scott from Hull FC, initially on a one-month loan deal.

The Knights have tried on several occasions to bring the teenage star to Bootham Crescent, ever since boss James Ford saw him close up in the England Academy ranks - Scott having captain the team to a Test series triumph over Australia Schoolboys while Ford was assistant boss.

He now makes the switch and goes straight into contention to make his debut in the play-off-chasing Knights' Betfred Championship match away to Swinton Lions on Sunday.

Negotiations continue, meanwhile, with Junior Vaivai and his parent club, Hull KR, over extending the crowd-pleasing American international's stay at Bootham Crescent.

Vaivai has scored three and made six tries in his three appearances for York so far, but his one-month loan ends tomorrow.

Fellow Hull KR player Will Oakes could also yet stay longer, with his loan switch potentially lasting the remainder of the season, subject to a 48-hour recall option.

Scott, as such, is seen as an additional to the ranks rather than a replacement.

A former Bradford Bulls youngster and a City of Hull Academy graduate, he has seen his early career progress at a rapid rate, having made his Super League debut in the Humberside derby against Hull KR last season.

He has since made six further appearances for the Black and Whites, to add to loan or dual-reg games for Dewsbury (two) and Doncaster (nine) - including against York last year

The centre started his rugby league journey with Bradford amateur club Wyke, where he boasted a stunning scoring record of over 50 tries in a single season.

Ford said: “It will be great to supplement our options in the threequarters with a player of Cam’s potential.

“I’ve worked with him before in the England Academy set-up and I’m confident that his mentality and approach will be a good fit for us.