Nicklas becomes a permanent Knight

York City Knights have announced the signing of Hull FC half back Danny Nicklas on a permanent basis until the end of the season.

Danny initially signed for the Knights on a season-long loan from partner club Hull FC but appeared on a Dual-Registration basis, and with first team opportunities limited at the SuperLeague club has agreed to an early release from his contract.

Head Coach Gary Thornton was pleased with his mid-season recruit: “Its fantastic news for the Knights, I’ve been surprised that he hasn’t really had an opportunity at Hull but their loss is definitely our gain. I think the writing was on the wall when he was left out of a depleted Hull team just before our game with Keighley, which perhaps explained his performance that day, but Peter Gentle has a job to do there much like I do here and Danny respects that.”

“Danny is already an integral part of the Knights team this season, and now he can commit to more training sessions and become even more integrated in the club thats great.”

In an added boost for the Knights Danny will now come in to contention for the Knights Tetley’s Challenge Cup Round 5 clash at French SuperLeague giants Catalan Dragons as he has yet to appear in the competition this season.

That game has now been confirmed to go ahead at 3pm on Sunday May 12th to avoid a clash with the Lord Derby Cup Final after discussions with the French Rugby League Federation.

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