York add Giants hooker

York City Knights have confirmed the signing of Huddersfield Giants hooker Reiss Butterworth on a month’s loan.

Butterworth is well thought of at the Giants and has made three appearances for the Reserves. He signed a three-year contract at the club after signing from Bradford Bulls in 2018. The youngster also made 14 appearances for Batley Bulldogs in 2019.

Richard Thewlis, Huddersfield 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.”

Butterworth added: “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”

Ford said: “Reiss is a talented young player coming through an excellent system. He has plenty of strengths which will have a positive impact on our play.

“Reiss has an excellent attitude and we’re excited help him continue to develop.”

The youngster could make his debut on Sunday as the Knights welcome London Broncos to Bootham Crescent.

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