YORK Knights are set to complete the double signing of Jimmy Keinhorst and Will Dagger.

According to Love Rugby League and the Hull Daily Mail, Andrew Henderson’s Knights are set to reinforce their options for the 2024 season with a double signing.

Henderson affirmed to the Press on Thursday afternoon that his recruitment plan was complete, and that his plans wouldn’t change if York were to gain promotion to the Betfred Super League through the play-offs.

Keinhorst is set to join York after four years with Hull Kingston Rovers, with the 33-year-old adding much-needed experience to the Knights with captain Chris Clarkson retiring at the end of the 2023 season.

It will be a reunion for York and Keinhorst, after the centre enjoyed a spell in North Yorkshire in 2020, making five appearances and securing two tries.

Keinhorst began his career at Leeds Rhinos and enjoyed a six year spell, whilst also enjoying loan spells with Hunslet Hawks, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Hunslet Hawks again and then Widnes Vikings.

The 33-year-old went on to join Hull KR, his current club, before having further loan spells with the Knights, Castleford Tigers and Keighley Cougars this season.

Keinhorst became something out of a utility player whilst with Hull KR, making 72 appearances before being allowed to depart the club for a new challenge.

Versatile Keinhorst is now set to make a permanent switch to York, joining the Knights squad for the 2024 season.

Another player set to be recruited by the Knights is 24-year-old Dagger, who suffered relegation from the Super League with Wakefield Trinity this season.

Dagger still has one-year remaining on his contract with Wakefield, but could depart the club should Trinity opt to activate his Super League release clash.

This news means Dagger will continue to receive three months of his wages from Wakefield whilst becoming a free agent, with the Knights set to swoop for his signature.

Dagger made 17 appearances for Wakefield in their relegation season, scoring three tries and scoring 29 goals, but was unable to save Trinity from relegation.

It’s another player familiar with York, having previously enjoyed a loan stint in 2018 as part of a dual registration with Hull KR.

Dagger began his career with Warrington Wolves before making that move to Hull KR, before going onto have stints with York, Leigh Centurions and Featherstone Rovers in both 2019 and 2021.

Both players are set to join Henderson’s side from the 2024 season.