SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT – York City Knights 1st July

Newcastle Thunder travel to Bootham Crescent this weekend as they take on York City Knights in Betfred League 1, with new loan signing Joe Cator in line for an immediate start to his Thunder tenure.

The utility forward has joined Thunder on a one-month loan deal and is included in the 19-man squad named by head coach Jason Payne as his side looks to continue its chasing down of the top five against one of the competition’s form teams.

The clubs have met once already this season at Kingston Park, when the Knights took a 16-26 win despite Thunder having enjoyed the better of the game though having lost at home only once in the league this season, to Bradford on the opening day, York will prove a stern test in the A19 derby.

Following am immensely positive debut last weekend, Thunder academy product Oliver Gowing retains his place in the roster while there are also possible returns for Aaron Ollett and Tom Shaw.

Newcastle Thunder Squad

v York City Knights, Sunday 1st July – KO 3pm


Mo Agoro, Harry Aldous, Jack Aldous, Adam Brook (DR), Joe Brown, Ben Calland, Joe Cator (L), Rhys Clarke, Tyler Craig, Ben Dent, Connor Fitzsimmons, Oliver Gowing, Sam Luckley, Liam McAvoy, Aaron Ollett, Ben Pointer, Vincent Rennie, Tom Shaw, Lewis Young