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Knight Signs For MK Dons

Leon Knight has completed his move to League 2 side for an undisclosed fee.

The striker fell out of favour with manager Kenny Jackett back in October 2006 and was then told his career at Swansea was over.

He turned down moves to Northampton and Peterborough as he was looking to join a club ''as big as or bigger than Swansea.''

He then failed to impress during a 2-month loan spell at Championship club Barnsley, failing to score a single goal.

The fee pai by MK Dons is thought to be the same or around the 125,000 we paid Brighton for him a year ago.

A club statement said:

"A lot has been said between Leon Knight and Swansea City over recent months, but now is the time for everyone to move on.

"Rather than look to blame any particular party in this event, we now need to draw a line under the whole affair and move on.

Unfortunately, as in life, things don't always work out as planned and we wish Leon all the best at his new club.

"Swansea City Football Club will not be making any more comments regarding Leon Knight.''


MK Dons boss Martin Allen said: "Leon has an eye for goal, he's quick, experienced and is a player I have had my eye on for a while.

"I am looking forward to working with him because he is an interesting character, but there is no doubt in my mind we will have some good times together and he will do very well for this club.''




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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 22 2007

Time: 1:46PM

Your Comments

good 4 the dons but he turned us down last season for you so until i see it on the mk dons website i wont take anything for granted
the rodge
I give him a year before he's storming off and causing disruption. Until then, Knight will bag quite a few goals partnering McLeod up front.
ben18
glad hes gone might have different atitude at mk dons though
jason bromham
leon knight knight knight he will be absoulutely tremendous at dons m8 you lot wate and see now thats wat i was after naw we r goin up u watch cmon knight n dons
matty007
his record on the pitch is good but of it not all that but the difference between kenny jackett and martin allen is allen dnt take no s*** still remember us on r way to rotherham and we stopped of at a service station and all your fans where there had a good laugh mkarmy
the rodge
He will do good for the Dons, thank god this saga is over
eastjack
thank god he has gone!!! good luch mk dons he will do well for the rest of the season until he spits in your managers face.... but sayin that i wudn do it if i was leon
naythan_swan
so Kenny Jackett...promisin the that his real reasons would be told...just brushes them under the carpet...nice one Kenny!!
Jackman2006
cheers kenny why didn u just say that u ain't goin 2 tell us!!
naythan_swan
Good Luck to MK Dons who are taking a chance on him. He failed to score one goal in 9 games for Barnsley.
willow
thank god hes gone thats all i can say
swansea_till_i_die
 

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