Darryl Knights

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Darryl Knights
Personal information
Full name Darryl James Knights
Date of birth (1988-05-01) 1 May 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Ipswich, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Striker / Winger
Club information
Current team
Tamworth
Youth career
Ipswich Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Ipswich Town 1 (0)
2007 Yeovil Town (loan) 4 (0)
2007–2008 Yeovil Town 3 (0)
2007 Cambridge United (loan) 4 (0)
2008 Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 17 (4)
2008–2010 Kidderminster Harriers 76 (5)
2010–2012 Newport County 64 (8)
2012–2016 Solihull Moors 166 (30)
2016–2017 Kidderminster Harriers 13 (1)
2017– Tamworth 30 (10)
National team
2003–2004 England U16 4 (0)
2004–2005 England U17 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:00, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Darryl James Knights (born 1 May 1988) is an English footballer who plays for National League North side Tamworth, where he plays as a striker.

Playing career[edit]

Ipswich Town[edit]

Born in Ipswich, Knights was a product of the youth system at Ipswich Town[1] and played for England at youth and Under-17 level.[2] He made his debut for the club as a 16-year-old in November 2004 but did not play for the first team again.[2]

Yeovil Town (loan)[edit]

After impressing Yeovil Town manager Russell Slade in training, Knights joined the League One side on loan in February 2007 for the remainder of the 2006–07 season.[2] He made five substitute appearances for Yeovil, including one in the League One play-off final against Blackpool in May 2007.

Yeovil Town[edit]

Knights then joined the club on a one-year contract in July 2007 after being given a free transfer by Ipswich at the end of the season.[3]

Cambridge United (loan)[edit]

Knights was unable to establish himself in the first team at Yeovil and joined Cambridge United on loan in October 2007.[4] He returned to Yeovil in December 2007[5]

Kidderminster Harriers (loan)[edit]

Darryl then joined Kidderminster Harriers on loan the following month for the rest of the 2007–08 season.[1]

Kidderminster Harriers[edit]

After a successful loan spell at Kidderminster in which he scored four goals, he joined the club on a permanent basis in the summer of 2008.[6]

Newport County[edit]

In July 2010, Knights signed for Newport County.[7] He subsequently scored the equaliser in the Welsh derby match between Newport and Wrexham in September 2010.

On 12 May 2012, Knights played for Newport County in the FA Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium which Newport lost 2–0 to York City, coming on as a second-half substitute. Knights was released by Newport the following week at the end of his contract.[8]

Solihull Moors[edit]

Knights joined Conference North side Solihull Moors on 1 August 2012 following his release from Newport County.

Kidderminster Harriers[edit]

On 6 December 2016, Knights rejoined Kidderminster Harriers after leaving Solihull Moors.[9]

Darryl remained at the club until the end of the season, making 15 appearances and scoring one goal, before being released.

Tamworth[edit]

Darryl Knights became the first signing of the 2017–18 season for National League North side Tamworth when he joined on 17 May 2017.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 2 March 2018.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ipswich Town 2004–05 Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2005–06 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005–06 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Yeovil Town (loan) 2006–07 League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Yeovil Town 2007–08 League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Cambridge United (loan) 2007–08 Conference National 4 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Total 4 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 2007–08 Conference National 18 4 0 0 1 0 19 4
Total 18 4 0 0 1 0 19 4
Kidderminster Harriers 2008–09 Conference National 36 1 2 0 1 0 39 1
2009–10 40 4 0 0 0 0 40 4
Total 76 5 2 0 1 0 79 5
Newport County 2010–11 Conference National 41 7 1 0 3 0 45 7
2011–12 23 1 2 0 7 2 32 3
Total 64 8 3 0 10 2 77 10
Solihull Moors 2012–13 Conference North 37 4 0 0 2 0 39 4
2013–14 33 3 0 0 0 0 33 3
2014–15 39 12 0 0 1 0 40 12
2015–16 National League North 37 11 0 0 1 0 38 11
2016–17 National League 20 0 3 0 0 0 23 0
Total 166 30 3 0 4 0 173 30
Kidderminster Harriers 2016–17 National League North 15 1 0 0 3 0 18 1
Total 15 1 0 0 3 0 18 1
Tamworth 2017–18 National League North 30 10 0 0 0 0 30 10
Total 30 10 0 0 0 0 30 10
Career total 381 58 10 0 0 0 21 2 412 60

Honours[edit]

Ipswich Town
Solihull Moors

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Harriers clinch double loan move". BBC Sport. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 5 June 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c "Yeovil set to sign Ipswich teen". BBC Sport. 22 February 2007. Retrieved 5 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Yeovil manager makes Knights move". BBC Sport. 2 July 2007. Retrieved 5 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Walker in, Knights out at Yeovil". BBC Sport. 19 October 2007. Retrieved 5 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "On-loan Knights leaves Cambridge". BBC Sport. 18 December 2007. Retrieved 5 June 2008. 
  6. ^ "Three new players in at Harriers". BBC Sport. 27 May 2008. Retrieved 5 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "County sign striker Knights". South Wales Argus. 16 July 2010. 
  8. ^ Knights released by Newport
  9. ^ "Darryl Knights makes Harriers return". Kidderminster Harriers F.C. 6 December 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "Knights Checks In". TheLambs.co.uk. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 

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