Former Yeovil Town striker Darryl Knights has moved across the Severn Bridge into Wales. The 22 year old has signed for Conference National newcomers Newport County after leaving Kidderminster Harriers over the summer.
County manager Dean Holdsworth believes that Kidderminster did not get the best out of Knights as they were using him as a winger. He wants to restore him as a front line striker and told the South Wales Argus that if he can get him playing there then he will have a Championship or League One standard player on his books:
"I am incredibly excited to have signed Darryl, he is going to be a proper, proper player, I think if he’d been used better he’d already be in the Championship or League One. He really has everything you would want, pace in abundance, really good skill and is willing to learn and develop his game. His versatility is certainly a plus for us. I feel like I can take his game on to a new level. I know Kidderminster would have liked to have kept him and it’s a big signing for us and one we’re very pleased with. Once we’ve developed Darryl’s confidence and he learns the way the other players do things, I think he’s going to be a pivotal signing."
Darryl signed for Yeovil Town in the summer of 2007, after he had impressed in a loan spell from Ipswich Town during the latter part of the 2006-07 season. In the end he made just nine appearances for the Glovers although much of the reasons behind that related to family issues. His brother Kyle was involved in a road traffic accident soon after he signed permanently for the Glovers, and Darryl was allowed to join Cambridge United on loan to allow him to move back into the family home in the Ipswich area.
Kyle had been left in a coma for two months with a broken leg, two broken ribs, a broken collar bone and a bruised lung after being hit by an uninsured and unlicenced driver, speeding in Ipswich town centre and had suffered a total memory loss when he eventually woke up. He ultimately spent nine months in hospital, but reports in the Ipswich press from last year suggested that he had made a strong recovery and was looking to enrol in a college last September.
In the midst of that, Darryl unsurprisingly failed to settle in the Yeovil area and was loaned out to Kidderminster Harriers, eventually joining them permanently when his Glovers contract ran out. He has spent two years at Aggborough, and now moves to play for one of their Conference league rivals.
Link: Darryl Knights : Yeovil Town Statistics.
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