Ash Robson pens new deal with York

York have handed outside-back Ash Robson a new two-year deal. 

The 23-year-old will now remain at his hometown club until the end of the 2021 season.

However, Robson has also received some bad news after scans revealed he suffered an ACL injury in last month’s defeat at Bradford Bulls. He is expected to miss the rest of the season.

On his new deal, Robson said: “At the end of this year I was set to be out of contract, so I just wanted to focus on being the best I can possibly be for the team.

“We have had a fantastic start to the campaign but unfortunately I’ll be cheering on the lads from the sidelines for the rest of the season with this ACL injury.

“I have matured a lot as a bloke on and off the field in the last 12 months and I am in a very good place, however, I still tend to wear my heart on my sleeve and ended up telling Fordy [James Ford] how much I love my hometown club, and how much I really want to stay with York.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what the boys can achieve this year, to ripping into my rehab and recovery after the op, and getting back fit for the 2020 season.”

Knights coach James Ford commented: “I’m absolutely gutted for Ash, he’s been a standout performer for the majority of his time here, but I’m delighted to have re-signed him, which I feel highlights our faith in his ability and character to come back leaner and better than ever.

“Ash has been a challenge, but I really enjoy working with him and I’m looking forward to helping him fulfil his potential on and off the field. I’m delighted that the club have re-signed him.”

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