778 Richard Knight

Biography

Goalkeeper Knight joined City on a month’s loan after first choice keeper Lee Bracey was sent off and suspended. Knight had been coveted by manager Warren Joyce for a while, but in his debut he made a bad error that yielded a goal and he was never chosen again.

Hailing from Burton upon Trent, Knight was given his debut by his local side Burton Albion, then a non-league team, as a 16 year old – he was sent off within minutes of coming on. Despite this inauspicious start Derby County took him on in 1997 and gave him several loan spells to cut his teeth at League level, but he never made a first team start for the Rams, althoiugh he was selected as unused substitute for at least one League Cup tie. The last of those loans was to Oxford United in 2000, which led to a permanent transfer that summer. However after a successful first season Knight was unable to tie down a regular start and left the club in 2002.

After a spell out of the game, Knight was reborn in 2004 as a non-league goalkeeper, spending 6 years playing for various Oxfordshire sides. After another four year break he again returned in 2014 before retiring in 2015.

Knight’s humble claim to fame is that his recall from a loan spell at Carlisle United in 1999 led to the Cumbrians signing Jimmy Glass on an emergency loan – and two weeks later it was Glass who scored a last gasp winner when coming up for a corner that led to Carlisle’s rescue from relegation and the return of Scarborough to the Conference.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 3 August 1979, Burton Upon Trent
Hull City First Game: 9 October 1999, Hartlepool United A (League Division Three), 20 years, 67 days old
Hull City Final Game: 9 October 1999, Hartlepool United A (League Division Three), 20 years, 67 days old

Clubs

Burton Albion (1994-1997), Derby County (1997-2000), Carlisle United (1999, loan), Birmingham City (1999, loan), Hull City (1999, loan), Macclesfield Town (1999-2000, loan), Oxford United (2000(1), loan), Oxford United (2000(2), loan), Oxford United (2000-2002), Colchester United (2002, loan), Didcot Town (2004), Brackley Town (2004-2009), Oxford City (2009-2010), Stamford (2014), Cambridge City (2014), Kettering Town (2014-2015), Stamford (2015)

Hull City Record

Career: 1 apps, 0 goals

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