The nib Newcastle Knights are delighted to announce the re-signing of Josh King on a one year deal for the 2021 season.
A Singleton Greyhounds junior, King has been rewarded following a strong campaign in 2020, providing both impact and depth to the forward pack.
King forced his way into the top squad midway through the 2020 season, scoring his first career try against the Sharks in Round 17.
A home-grown talent and constant presence in the community, King's one-year extension will see him add to his 60 NRL games in red and blue.
King said he's excited to be staying in Newcastle for another season.
“I am passionate about the region and the Club so I am over the moon to be staying on for another year” King said.
“2020 was an important year in that I was able to earn my spot the hard way. I was really pleased to be able to play seven games and will be pushing hard to play more next season.
“I’ve been working hard since the end of the season and cannot wait to get back into pre-season training. I know I have a lot to offer and I thank Adam and everyone at the club for backing me to reach my full potential.”
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Head Coach Adam O’Brien said the new deal is a just reward for King's hard work and resilience throughout the 2020 season.
“Kingy’s work ethic and commitment to being the best he possibly can be is a testament to the person he is and means that he will get everything he deserves in football and in life,” O’Brien said.
“He is a great clubman with strong ties to his community. He’s as genuine as they come and he is deeply committed to doing his bit for the team and doing it to the very best of his ability.”
King's new contract will see him remain a Knight until at least the end of the 2021 season.