YORK CITY KNIGHTS have landed a huge coup with news of the signing of Hooker Andy Ellis
Ellis 32, Last paid for Featherstone Rovers making 89 appearances for the club
Knights head coach spoke to the York Press
“The opportunity arose to sign a very, very good player,” said Ford of the ex-Hull KR, Harlequins and Wakefield star, a former Championship Man of Steel who helped Featherstone reach the Middle Eights last term.
“We’ve got some good hookers at the club in Pat (Smith), Harry (Carter) and Will Jubb on loan, but when the chance to sign a player of this calibre comes along you’d be foolish not to take it.
“His experience will be vital. He’s a bloke who’s played in winning teams at the top of the Championship, he’s played in Super League, he played for Featherstone in the Middle Eights last year against Super League opposition.
“He’ll bring the kind of experience that will facilitate the development of players around him.
“But it’s not just his experience, it’s his level of ability as well – his vision, communication, skill.
“I see him as a key signing, a real boost for the team and the club.
“I’m just really excited to bring in a player of this calibre.”