York City Knights have re-signed Jake Butler-Fleming just two months after he left the club.
The former Hull KR centre left the League 1 club to join Toronto Wolfpack in February, but made just one appearance for the club before leaving to join Bradford Bulls on loan.
Toronto’s capture of several quota players, including Reni Maitua and Darcy Lussick, has forced them to cut some of their existing overseas stars, with Butler-Fleming being one of those the club has decided to part ways with.
But York have wasted little time recapturing their former favourite, who has joined the club on loan for the rest of the season.
Ford said: “Jake’s a good player, a centre potentially of Super League calibre. I really enjoyed the time I had coaching him last year and earlier this year, and when he left, he left on good terms.
“I’m delighted to have him back on board. When the opportunity arose for him to test himself in the full-time arena, we begrudgingly didn’t stand in his way.
“It is a huge testament to the training and culture we provide at the Knights that Jake was so keen to return to us. The togetherness of the squad was a big factor in his decision also.
“Our fantastic supporters make a huge difference too – their incredible backing is a big factor in attracting players to our club.”