YORK Knights' Myles Harrison is "over the moon" after signing a new deal to keep him at the club for 2024.

The 20-year old utility back has only progressed under new head coach Andrew Henderson this year, catching the eye both in attack and defence.

Turning out at full-back, Harrison was named as The Press' Man of the Match in York's outstanding 20-10 victory at Bradford Bulls, two weeks after scoring a brace against Newcastle Thunder whilst deputising for the injured Joe Brown.

And he has proved just as capable in the centres or on the wing, scoring a pressure penalty and the RFL's Impact Performance Try of the Week against Leigh Leopards in their Betfred Challenge Cup Quarter Final, before providing an outrageous assist for Brown's Try of the Season against Batley Bulldogs in the Knights' final home match of the season.

The young talent has also impressed with his kicking abilities, in both the aforementioned Challenge Cup Quarter Final and the Knights' 50-10 rout of relegated Keighley Cougars in July.

Harrison is another of the Knights to have progressed through the ranks at Scott Rhodes' Heworth, alongside AJ Towse, Harry Price and Brad Ward, before signing a professional deal at the LNER Community Stadium in 2021.

He made his debut in York's Challenge Cup clash with Wigan Warriors, going onto make a further two appearances in his maiden season, and nine in 2022.

His career progression has only continued under Henderson, who is keen to develop Harrison in all three positions across the backs, scoring 10 tries and 18 goals in 24 appearances as the Knights claimed an unlikely spot in the Betfred Championship Play-offs after an unprecedented injury-hit season.

Though Harrison missed the Knights' Play-off Eliminator at Bradford through injury, he is excited to further progress at the club in 2024.

"I'm over the moon to be staying at the Club and to sign a new deal for 2024 was a no-brainer for me!" he exclaimed.

"It's been an unbelievable experience here at York and I've loved every minute of it.

"Last season was another good step for my career and meant that I gained experience playing at centre and on the wing, two positions that I've never played in before.

"It was definitely a learning curve but it's a process that I'm glad I've been on.

"I'm really excited about 2024. Given the back-end to the season that we enjoyed last year, there's no reason why we can't kick on and produce a full year like that.

"For myself, I want to have another good year and earn another contract because this is the place that I want to be!"

Henderson is similarly excited to see where his tutelage will take Harrison in the future.

“I’m really pleased to be able to retain Myles as a York Knights player for the 2024 season," he enthused.

“Myles is another one of our young local products that has been through our system for a couple of years and I’m delighted that he feels that York is the club where he can continue his development.

“Myles is a player that will add value to us as a utility outside back, being capable of playing at full-back, centre or wing, and I’m looking forward to seeing him develop in all three roles.

“I’ve really enjoyed working with Myles so far and seeing him develop as a player and I’m looking forward to witnessing the continuation of that progression in 2024.”

Harrison becomes York's 18th confirmed squad member for the 2024 season alongside Jesse Dee, AJ Towse, Ata Hingano, Conor Fitzsimmons, Jordan Thompson, James Cunningham, Ronan Michael, Jack Teanby, Ukuma Ta'ai, Pauli Pauli, Harry Price, Brenden Santi, Levi Edwards, Oli Field, Will Dagger and Jimmy Keinhorst.