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Knight: Too Much Power & Influence

Knight: Too Much Power & Influence

Striker Leon Knight says he is still clueless as to why he has been shown the exit door by manager Kenny Jackett.

Knight told the Western Mail: 'All he ever told me was that because I score, I've got more power to influence other people to play like me, which he believes is a lazy style.

'So am I basically being punished for scoring goals?'

'To be honest, I'm past caring. The situation might have been sad to start with, but now it's just getting stupid.'

'I did what Kenny asked me to do and bought a house just around the corner from the training ground,'

'I performed to the best of my ability for the team and I only missed training twice, which was through illness.

'I truthfully still have no idea why the manager wants me out.'

Knight also added that if he was asked, he would definately play for the team again.

'If Kenny Jackett asked me to play for the team again, of course I would,'

'But that's not going to happen, but then you'd think that if they really wanted to get rid of me, why don't they play me and put me in the shop window?'

'I can't mention any clubs, but I believe I'll get somewhere before the end of the month.

'At the moment, I'm just trying to keep myself as fit as possible.'

He has also blamed Swansea for his failure to impress with Championship side Barnsley.

'Barnsley was good - but it would have been better if I'd have been fit,' Knight said.

'I'd gone three-and-a-half to four weeks at Swansea without doing any ball work.

About a week-and-a-half before joining Barnsley, I had a few training sessions with the youth team players, but that wasn't enough.

'There's only so much you can do on your own in the gym and I was unfit when I went to Barnsley. I wasn't sharp but I still think I contributed something. Results did improve after I arrived along with other loan players like Grant McCann and Ronnie Wallwork.'

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Wednesday January 10 2007
Time: 12:07PM


stirring *****e
10/01/2007 12:33:00
Wish Jackett would come out and explain the true reason why he has been cast aside
10/01/2007 15:08:00
Jackett we ave been loyal 2 u why won't u jus tell us the truth
10/01/2007 16:29:00
what and effect our chances of selling him for a decent fee? Wait until he's gone, that's the sensible thing to do.
10/01/2007 17:18:00
Who's going to pay a sensible fee for a player not playing, play him or let him go for a small fee or free i say, and be done with it, dragging this on is not hepling anyone.
10/01/2007 18:20:00
Let him blame Jackett and the Swans. If other clubs fall for it and sign him we'll be better off.
11/01/2007 13:00:00
Just hope the reasons do come out after he is sold! He seems clueless but there's obviously a reason and I trust Jackett's judgement! Just need to buy another striker that's all!
12/01/2007 10:15:00
Jackett has probably already said too much as no-one else has come in for him. He knows why he is no longer wanted but is using the media to get the supporters on to Jackett's back. He played 9 games for Barnsley and failed to score one goal. What makes anyone think that to play him will be better than what we already have. Joining Barnsley he should have been physically fit and "ball work" he would have done in their training sessions. He is just making excuses for his own inabilities.
12/01/2007 13:28:00
Hope he goes sooner than later though...don't like these situations dragging on...can cause a little unrest at the club!!
15/01/2007 09:45:00
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