York forward signs new long-term deal

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Jordan Thompson in action for York. Credit: SWPix

York City Knights have announced forward Jordan Thompson has signed a new three-year deal, keeping him at the LNER Community Stadium until the end of 2025.

Thompson is currently in his second spell at the Knights, having already played for the club on dual-registration from Castleford in 2011. He made five appearances for York during that spell.

He has also represented Hull FC, Leeds and Leigh at Super League level over the course of his career.

The 30-year-old made 25 appearances for James Ford’s side, having signed for the club ahead of the 2022 season from Leigh. He has also scored five tries this season, as York secured a play-off place.

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Staying at York a “no-brainer” for Thompson

Speaking about his new deal, Thompson said:“I’m really happy to be staying. As soon as I came to the Club, I hit the ground running and I’ve really enjoyed my rugby since starting here. It was a no-brainer for me to sign to stay at the Knights.

“A three-year deal gives me some stability for me and my family and it’s a vote of confidence in what Fordy and Clint think of me. The trust that they have put into me is massive and I just want to give that back in terms of performance.

“I love playing for the York fans and the response I’ve had from them since I’ve been here is phenomenal, really. They’ve had nothing but love for me so the only way I can show it back is by putting a decent stint in every week.”

Head Coach James Ford added: “Re-signing Jordan was right at the top of the list for everyone at the Club. He’s had a fantastic season for us and we’re very hopeful that there is more to come from him.

“He’s been a key and central player for us with his carries, his leadership and his engine. Jordan has had some fantastic games for us this season and we’ve missed him when he hasn’t been on the pitch.

“There’s plans at the Club to continue the progress we have made. We’ve qualified for the Play-Offs for the second time out of three years and Jordan has been a central player in that progress. We want to put people round him who can facilitate even more progress in the coming seasons.”

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