4 Mar 2020

Butterworth joins Knights on loan

Reiss Butterworth has joined York City Knights on an initial one month loan

Huddersfield Giants 21 year old Hooker Reiss Butterworth has signed a one-month loan agreement with York City Knights and is expected to go straight into the side to face London at the weekend.

Butterworth has featured three times for the Reserves side this season, having signed from Bradford Bulls in 2018 and is yet to make his Bet Fred Super League debut

Richard Thewlis, Managing Director said “Reiss has been looking for first-team opportunities and the situation has arisen for York to provide him with some quality Championship game time. 

“Reiss is a big talent, and the opportunity to test himself in a competitive Championship with York will be good for his development and be a step up from reserve grade in a side that all expect at the end of the year to be challenging for promotion. The initial arrangement is only for a month and we’ll all review where we are at after that.”

Reiss Butterworth said: “I’m excited to get going at a good level in the championship, it’s a good opportunity to get some experience under James Ford.”

“Playing against men, and bigger bodies is going to be key in my development. Hopefully I can use this chance to gain valuable experience going forward and I’m grateful to York for this opportunity”

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