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Knight Determined To Play His Part

Knight Determined To Play His Part

Zat Knight is determined to play his part next season after spending so much time on the bench.

Yes you know it's a slow news day when we again hear about how Knight wants to keep his first team place next season.

Speaking on the official site, Knight said:

'It was hard being out of the team. But I know how football works and Curtis did well when he came in. I just had to bide my time.

'Curtis had to wait for a few months before he got his chance. All of a sudden it was my turn to be on the bench and it was a tough couple of months.

'But I learned from that. I've never been a sub in my career. It was a learning curve and I think I took it quite well.

'Up to Christmas everything was going well - for me and for the team. But then I got suspended and on a personal note it went downhill for a while.

'I was out for 10 or 11 games and then came back in. I think I had a bit of a shaky start when I came back but once I got my feet under the table again I felt it went well.

'It's quite nice to know I was always involved when we kept clean-sheets last season. We had a long spell where we didn't keep clean-sheets and it was quite frustrating being stuck on the touchline. But to come back in and get a few more clean-sheets was quite pleasing.'

Nothing really earth shattering, but I think most of us consider Knight to be a decent squad player. As competition does increase a lot of regular first teamers will have to get used to seeing some games from the sidelines, so he's not alone there.



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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday May 24 2008
Time: 3:42PM

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"But I learned from that. I've never been a sub in my career. It was a learning curve and I think I took it quite well" I think people who dont take curves well under Martin O'Neill tend to crash and burn.
col8
25/05/2008 04:29:00
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a strange signing in my opinion!
merlin
25/05/2008 19:52:00
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I thought he did o.k. Certainly played his part throughout the season. No complaints from me. Definitely a valuable member of MON's squad.
glensider
26/05/2008 00:45:00
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