FORMER York Knights players Danny Kirmond and James Glover have both found new clubs following the duo's departure at the end of the 2023 season.

Ex-York captain Kirmond made the decision to retire after a fantastic career in the rugby league following the Knights' play-off finish at the end of last season.

Kirmond has now taken up a new coaching role at relegated Betfred Super League outfit Wakefield Trinity, joining the club as Assistant Coach.

Kirmond is no stranger to Wakefield, having made 137 appearances across an eight-year spell with Trinity before making the move to the Knights in 2021.

The 37-year-old will now act as Assistant Coach alongside Michael Shelton to head coach Daryl Powell.

Speaking on the move, Kirmond told the club's media team: “I’m really excited to be back. Obviously there’s been a lot of change since I was last here but I think there is a great deal of excitement around the club as a whole and as a city.

“Everyone is really excited to see where the team can go and I’m just feel privileged to be part of this journey and part of Daryl’s team.”

Powell added: “Danny Kirmond is a Trinity legend from the time he spent here.

“10 years of toughness and effort from a quality player at one club means a lot to a fanbase."

Elsewhere, former Knights Glover has returned to Sheffield Eagles, signing a permanent two-year deal.

Glover joined Sheffield midway through the 2023 season on loan, impressing Director of Rugby Mark Aston in his time with the club.

It was also Glover's second spell with the Championship side, having 32 appearances for the Eagles between 2019 and 2021, as well as having stints with Dewsbury Rams and Hemel Stags.

Glover now joins Sheffield after the Knights confirmed he would be leaving the club last month, penning a two-year deal with the South Yorkshire outfit.

Speaking on the move, Director of Rugby Aston was delighted to welcome Glover to the club on a permanent basis, saying: “It’s great that we have been able to keep James in the Steel City on a permanent basis.

“He was outstanding for ourselves in his first stint and his 100% attitude was clear to see in the final months of the 2023 campaign.

“We’re looking forward to seeing how he’ll continue to improve and add to our push to maintaining the playoff spot we achieved this year.”