Full back Luke Cresswell has become the latest player to re-sign at Craven Park - with the club's director of rugby confirming almost all of last season's squad have agreed to pen new deals.

Over recent weeks, alongside new additions, the Raiders have been drip feeding the announcements of the players they have retained for next season.

The latest of those players is Cresswell, who has made the full back position his own at Craven Park in recent years.

Director of Rugby Andy Gaffney said: "He's been with us for a few years now and has really made that position at full back his own.

"He is a great lad, someone who looks after himself in terms of his fitness away from the game, and it is great to have him back on board for another year.

"He is another one of our squad who can play at a high level.

"With us being built for promotion that is a key thing, and Luke is someone who can change a game for us."

Further announcements about players being retained at Raiders are expected later this week, with Gaffney confirming that almost all of last season's squad, bar the small number who have left, have agreed to stay.

He added: "The squad has grown well and we are in a really good position.

"It isn't going to be a huge squad this year, but we have agreed deals with almost all of them now, it it jus a case of crossing the i's and dotting the t's."