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Coleraine snap up much-travelled striker Leon Knight

Leon Knight
Knight netted Brighton's winner in the 2004 Division Two play-off final

Coleraine have signed former Chelsea striker Leon Knight.

The 28-year-old has played for 13 clubs in his career and has moved to Coleraine after a proposed deal with Darlington fell through last month.

His most recent club was English non-league outfit Rushden & Diamonds who play in the Blue Square Premier League.

Knight told the BBC last month that he would be unable to play in England this season because Rushden & Diamonds were retaining his registration.

LEON KNIGHT
Began his career at Chelsea - but made one appearance against Levski Sofia in the Uefa Cup
His professional debut came with QPR in March 2001
Knight's 27 goal haul at Brighton is his career best for a single season

Former Chelsea trainee Knight has represented 13 different clubs during his career spanning 82 goals in 288 league appearances.

His most prominent spell came with Brighton between 2003 and 2006, where he netted 30 times in 106 league appearances, including 27 goals in the 2003/04 campaign.

That season Knight also netted the winner from the penalty spot in the then Division Two play-off final against Bristol City at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.



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see also
Coleraine's Platt named top boss
10 Oct 10 |  Irish
Coleraine 0-2 Linfield
10 Oct 10 |  Irish
Knight voices Rushden frustration
21 Sep 10 |  Rushden & Diamonds
Hamilton release Knight and Welsh
14 Jan 10 |  Hamilton
Queens sign ex-Accies man Knight
19 Jan 10 |  Queen of the South
Bristol City 0-1 Brighton
30 May 04 |  League One
Hamilton take a chance on Knight
21 Aug 09 |  Hamilton


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