YORK City Knights fans are backing the club to keep their place in the Betfred Championship play-offs come the end of the season.

That’s according to a poll run by The Press Sport website which saw 94% of voters believing that York will finish in the top five come September 8.

York are currently second in the table and 18% of voters reckon that’s where they will finish after 27 rounds of action.

20% think they’ll place a position lower in third but the largest portion - 37% - think that the Knights will conclude their campaign in fourth.

A fifth-placed finish was voted at by 19% but just 6% thought that James Ford’s side would fall out of the play-off positions altogether.

The Knights are currently second in the table, 12 points behind run-away League Leaders Shield winners Toronto, a point clear of both Toulouse (3rd) and Leigh (4th) and three points ahead of fifth-placed Featherstone.

York also hold a significant lead on Bradford and Sheffield who are outside the play-offs, ahead by six and seven points respectively.

Up next for York is a trip to Cumbria to take on relegation-battling Barrow Raiders on Sunday August 4.

‘Where will York finish in the Championship table?’ - Final poll results:

2nd: 18%

3rd: 20%

4th: 37%

5th: 19%

6th/7th: 6%