Hull full-back Jamie Shaul has signed a new two-year deal at the club.
He said: “Getting a one-year deal last year gave me something to work for and I’m over the moon to get a new one sorted.
“It’s all been a bit surreal to be honest. I’ve gone from standing on the terraces and going home and away to watch the team play to pulling the shirt on myself.
“I can’t wait for another chance in the first team as there’s nothing better than pulling that Black and White shirt on. I just want to do it week in, week out now.”
The former Skirlaugh junior, now too old to play in the academy structure having been a stand-out performer in the Under 20’s last season, is expected to get more game time on dual-registration at York.
Hull head coach Peter Gentle said: “We have seen significant improvements in Jamie’s game since he joined the first-team setup and he is a young player that is developing well.
“His work ethic is second to none and he’s pushing them all the way and as we have shown already this season with a number of our younger players, should they be performing well enough or look ready for their chance, we won’t be afraid to put them straight in there.”