Knight: I want to win trophies
PUBLISHED: 17:00 10 June 2015 | UPDATED: 17:00 10 June 2015
Urchins hitman is targeting titles and silverware under manager Jimmy McFarlane
New Hornchurch forward David Knight has moved to Bridge Avenue to try and achieve his goal in football of winning trophies.
The 24-year-old has decided to drop down from the Ryman Premier, where he scored 29 league goals for Wingate & Finchley, to join Urchins in the Ryman North.
He had no hesitation about leaving the Premier despite achieve personal success because Jimmy McFarlane has convinced him that he can win silverware at Bridge Avenue.
Knight will form a partnership with George Purcell, who found the net 20 times in the league last year too. It means Ryman North defenders will be facing two of the most lethal Essex strikers in the non-league scene next season.
“I definitely want to win something whether it is the league or the Essex Senior Cup or Ryman League Cup,” insisted Knight.
“I just mainly want to win a trophy. It is nice being up there as a goalscorer but you want to win something at the end of the day.
“What attracted me to the club is the fact that everyone is staying, obviously a couple have left already, but the majority of the team has stayed.
“Hornchurch is too big to be in the Ryman North as well. There are a few big clubs in the Ryman North but I think we can edge it next season.”
If they are to edge it, the goals of Purcell and Knight will play a huge part in Hornchurch’s success.
Urchins latest forward recruit is keen to hit the ground running with his new partner quickly in pre-season.
“George is a good player and a good goalscorer so hopefully we can get going in pre-season and get our partnership working well and then we can kick-off at the start of the season,” added Knight.
“I am happy I have got my future sorted and I can get on with pre-season work now. I was disappointed Wingate & Finchley didn’t make the play-offs last year because they were up there all season and then towards the end fell away.
“After that I spoke to Hornchurch and as they got relegated I feel they have a really good chance of coming straight back up.
“I thought I could come here and actually win something so on my CV it will say I have won something as a semi-professional footballer, that’s what I want.”
Knight lives close to Hornchurch’s stadium as well which made the decision a little bit easier for him and is looking forward to the new campaign already.
He added: “I only live 10 minutes around the corner from Hornchurch so it will be easier for me travelling than it was to Wingate, I won’t have to get home late after matches so it made it an easier decision.
“I have never been one to worry about scoring goals, I think I can score goals at any level. You need good lads around you to provide the service and I will have that at Hornchurch.”