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 28)
Place of birth Ipswich, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Kidderminster Harriers
Youth career
Ipswich Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 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– Kidderminster Harriers 4 (1)
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 15:21, 23 January 2017 (UTC).

Darryl James Knights (born 1 May 1988) is an English professional footballer who plays for Kidderminster Harriers.


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

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]

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


Ipswich Town
Solihull Moors


  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. 

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