York City Knights sign Jordan Tansey on one-year deal

Jordan Tansey
Tansey was part of Leeds's Grand Final winning squad in 2007 and 2008

York City Knights have signed former Leeds, Hull and Crusaders player Jordan Tansey.

The 25-year old, who can play either half-back or full-back, has signed a one-year deal.

General manager Ian Wilson told BBC Radio York: "It's important for the club that we have as many experienced quality players as possible.

"It's no secret we've been looking for someone to fill that half back role. Jordan will certainly fit that bill."

Wilson added: "He's played over 100 games in Super League. He's got a great try scoring record.

"He'll be a really exciting player for the Knights fans to see and I think he'll be a really exciting addition to the squad."

Tansey spent last season at Crusaders in Super League after a short spell at Dewsbury in the Championship.

While he was at the Welsh club he was one of seven players suspended for breaching the club's code of conduct.

Previously he had his contract at Hull FC terminated for a breach of discipline.

Wilson said Tansey's disciplinary record was not a problem: "We're aware of his track record but to be perfectly honest it wasn't a difficult decision to make.

"He's keen to put all that behind him and get his career back on track.

"He still believes he's got a lot to offer at the top level and if he has a good season for us that will give him an opportunity to show what he can do and we'll get some top performances from him.

"I think he's certainly one of the top signings that any club could have made in the off season."

The Knights have also signed centre Ben Hellewell and prop Brooke Broughton on dual registrations from Warrington until the end of the season.

All three players could make their debuts in the pre-season friendly against Leeds on 15 January.