York City Knights capture Hull KR's Matty Marsh for life in the Championship

NEWLY-PROMOTED York City Knights have signed Hull KR scrum-half Matty Marsh on a permanent deal for 2019.

York City Knights' Matty Marsh

Marsh, 23, made a dozen appearances and scored 10 tries while on dual-registration with York this year, helping them to the League 1 title.

He also made seven Super League appearances for the Robins this term having emerged through their academy but now moves on to James Ford’s side ready for life in the Championship.

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"I'm really pleased to able to continue working with Matty,” said Ford, about a player who is equally at home at full-back.

“He’s a talented young player who has lots of improvement in him as long as he continues to strive for development.

“I’m delighted in the progress we’re making as a club which again is indicated with a signing of this quality."

Marsh added: "This is the club I wanted to sign for.

“I massively enjoyed my time at the club on DR in 2018 and loved playing with a great set of lads.

“I’m excited to be at a club on the up and we deserve to be at the top level in the future.

"Fordy has helped me a lot this year and I will continue to develop with him as coach. I’m looking forward to working with him and the staff."