Tommy Haughey joins York City Knights

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York City Knights have signed 29-year-old former Hunslet and Featherstone back row/centre Tommy Haughey.

Chris Thorman's former London Broncos team-mate and room-mate becomes his second signing .

"He's got a lot of ability and we think he'll be a great acquisition going forward," Knights general manager Ian Wilson told BBC Radio York.

"He's been playing in the Championship for six or seven years and he's always been a thorn in our side."

Wilson added: "Chris [Thorman] played with him and lived with him while he was back at London Broncos, probably going back a fair few years now.

"It'll be nice to see him wearing a York shirt and terrorising some other teams rather than us for a change."

The Knights had set out to add experience to their side following their fortunate reprieve from relegation to Championship One, and Wilson feels they have done that with the arrivals of Haughey and Waine Pryce.

"It's important to get these types of players in to go with the young, enthusiastic players we've got in the squad," he added.

"Hopefully this will bring them on even further next year and allow us to hopefully challenge for a play-off place."

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