YORK Knights Player-of-the-Year Liam Harris has penned a new two-year deal with the club.

Harris has committed himself to Andrew Henderson's side after returning to the club ahead of the 2022 season, scoring 18 tries and 47 goals as the Knights reached the Betfred Championship play-off semi-finals, before losing out to eventual winners Leigh Leopards.

The 26-year-old was again involved heavily in the 2023 season with York again reaching the play-offs, scoring six tries and registering 21 assists.

The Knights fan favourite went on to win the Graham Steadman Player of the Year award at the club's end-of-season awards last month.

Harris began his career with Hull Kingston Rovers, making one senior appearance, before securing a loan switch to the Knights in 2017.

The half-back scored 14 tries in 18 appearances as York narrowly missed out on promotion from Betfred League One, before returning to the club in 2019 as the Knights finished third in the Championship.

Harris also went on to play for Doncaster, Hull FC and Halifax Panthers before securing a permanent move to York in 2022.

Harris was pleased to extend his stay with the club, saying: "The people keep me coming back.

"Whenever I've been at York there's been a great group of players and coaching staff and people above that too.

"The fans are great. I've had a real good connection with them over the past however many years.

"It's my happy place.

"Going back to 2017, the group of players we had then were unreal and we were the first time to beat Toronto when they came in full-time. That was great."

Head Coach Henderson added: “I’m very pleased to have re-signed Liam Harris on a two-year deal.

"Liam was pivotal for us in 2023 and being the general of our side, guiding the team around the field and also adding the quality touches and involvements we know he is capable of.

“As a Coach, that was one of the pieces of the puzzle that we wanted to tie down fairly quickly and I’m really pleased that Liam felt that York was the right Club for him at this stage of his career.

“I’m really excited to work further with Liam over the next two years.

"He’s a really established player at this level and delivered some fantastic performances in 2023, but I still think there’s more to come from him and I’m looking forward to unlocking that!”