York and Coventry enter dual-registration partnership

York and Coventry have confirmed they will become dual-registration partners for the 2019 season.

As part of the agreement, the Knights will allow first-team squad players to feature for the Bears in League 1.

There has been previous history between the clubs, with Joe Batchelor and Jason Bass originally starting their professional careers at Coventry, before joining York.

On the partnership, York chief James Ford commented: “It’s a positive move for all parties.

“Coventry have access to a slightly bigger player pool, and we have potential opportunities for players to develop match sharpness or highlight where they’re improving in specific areas as they try to force their way into our squad.

“We’ve got a good relationship with Coventry and we’re looking forward to developing this partnership.”

Coventry coach Tom Tsang added: “This agreement should be really good for us.

“York are an exceptionally well-run club and organisation who we aspire to emulate both on and off the field.

“There are good relationships between the two clubs at all levels and I believe it will benefit all concerned.

“York will provide very high calibre players and in return, we offer a great environment for their lads to gain valuable game time.”

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