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Knights sign a former Great Britain prop


12:19pm 19th October 2011

The York City Knights have signed a former Great Britain prop.

32 year old Paul King has joined the club on a one year contract.

It's hoped he'll add power, experience and leadership to the Knights forward pack.

King has made more than 250 top flight appearances, primarily with Hull FC, but also with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and also gained International honours with England and Great Britain.

The signing was once again significantly aided by the Squad Builder Fund.

Knights Head Coach Chris Thorman has told MInster FM he's delighted with his latest recruit.

He says:

"I played with Paul at Hull FC and he is an aggressive front rower who in addition to been a strong ball carrier also has an offload game and the ability to play at the line.

"We have spoke on many occasions about adding experience to the squad and with the likes of Paul, Adam Sullivan and Tommy Haughey we have done just that".

Thorman was also quick to praise the Squad Builder Fund for its contribution to the signing,

"We made an appeal on Friday for supporters to donate to the Squad Builder Fund and in just four days we managed to raise a significant amount of money to help fund the signing.

"The passion our fans have for this club is amazing and I would like to thank each and every one of them for their support".

The club are in the process of tying up two further signings which should be completed in the next day.

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