York’s new signing Adam Cuthbertson is excited about the potential of the City Knights and what heights they can reach this year.
The 36-year-old forward has joined the Championship club on a one-year deal after spending six seasons with Super League giants Leeds.
It is no secret that York are aiming for promotion to Super League – and the potential of the club is something that excites Cuthbertson.
He said: “We are shaping up so well, it was evident from the day I walked through the door that the attitudes of the players and general team morale was brilliant.
“The culture is brilliant which has been set by Jon (Flatman) and Fordy (James Ford) so it is exciting times.
“One thing I will say is that its as professional as any other club I’ve been at – from the facilities, to the stadium, to the way we train, everything. It has been a real eye opener for me, it is great to see how things are done at this level.
“I feel like we are growing towards that (Super League goal). I feel like come the end of the year, we will be in a really strong position to potentially start challenging for a position up there.”
Cuthbertson, who won two Super League titles and two Challenge Cups while with the Rhinos, is looking forward to the next chapter of his career with York.
He added: “I’ll enjoy the challenge. I’ve got a couple of real big blokes in the forward pack around me so I’m sure they’ll have my back no matter what but I’m really looking forward to the challenge.
“Something we have really been working on is the fitness of the squad. Everyone looks in really good nick and we are priming ourselves for the season, especially with the new rules that some of the boys may have not come across after a year out. We are in good shape and I’ll accept the challenge ahead.”