York bring in Wakefield forward on loan

York have signed front-rower Jordan Baldwinson on a one-month loan deal from Wakefield.

Baldwinson came through the academy at Leeds Rhinos and has since enjoyed spells at New Zealand Warriors, Bradford Bulls, Leigh Centurions, Halifax and Featherstone Rovers.

York’s move for the 24-year-old has been made possible thanks to the club’s squadbuilder fund.

Knights coach James Ford commented: “Jordan will add size and physicality to our forward pack.

“He’s a player we tried signing in the off-season and I’m delighted the club and specifically, the squadbuilder have backed us on this acquisition.

“I’m confident that if Jordan buys into our culture and attitude towards hard work he’ll kick on and fulfil his potential.”

Baldwinson added: “I’m really looking forward getting started at York.

“With the lads there, there is a huge buzz about the Knights this year – looking at what they have done already this season and where they stand in the table is a credit to the boys and their coach.

“I’m really hoping I can add to what is already a good squad and help secure more wins with some real tough fixtures ahead.”

Baldwinson could make his York debut in Saturday’s Challenge Cup round five trip to Widnes Vikings.

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