Knight happy to sign

by Scott Thornberry - 15th July 2009

knight happy to sign

Whilst some players may be put off from joining a club who are still not yet out of administration, Darlington's new number one had no hesitation in swapped the premiership, oops sorry I mean the Championship, for league two.

David Knight has enjoyed a brief spell at The Quakers before, he managed to spend two months at the Arena before returning to his parent club Middlesbrough. He then went on for a brief loan spell at before he joined Swansea on a free transfer in August 2007. His first-team chances were limited at the Liberty Stadium, however, and Knight signed for Mansfield Town last summer before being released in the summer.

He had returned to Middlesbrough, but even with the departure of Ross Turnbull to Chelsea, Boro were quick to snap a 35 year old. They could only offer Knight a month by month contract.

Colin Todd approached the 22 year old and he was more than willing to sign up for The Quakers. Speaking to The Journal he said “I have been on a month-to-month (contract), it was not ideal because sometimes you don’t know whether you are coming or going,” admitted the man from Houghton-le-Spring.

“I stuck it out and now Darlington have given me the chance. Now I’m looking forward to really showing people what I can do. It was very easy to commit to Darlington. Once they said they wanted to bring me in, I just knew it was a chance of first-team football. It was an easy decision. I have been with Darlington before (on loan in 2006), I know about it.

“I have never really thought about what’s going on behind the scenes, whatever goes on upstairs, goes on upstairs.”

“It’s reassuring and it gives you confidence to know you are number one,” he said. “But I know there is a goalkeeper below me, Nick, so I can’t take things for granted. He will be making it hard for me and it’s up to me to make sure I stay in the team.”