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Tuesday, 20 November, 2001, 15:51 GMT
Terriers land Knight
Chelsea striker Leon Knight will stay at Huddersfield until the end of the season
Knight aims to fire Huddersfield back to Division One
Huddersfield manager Lou Macari has signed talented teenager Leon Knight on loan from Chelsea for the rest of the season.

Macari has been impressed by the 19-year-old's contribution to the side during his short stay at the McAlpine Stadium.

The teenage striker has scored four goals in six games, including Saturday's winner against Gravesend & Northfleet in the FA Cup.

His loan spell originally had another week to run before returning to Chelsea, but the player was keen to stay at the Division Two club.

I want to score loads more goals now to help Huddersfield stay in that top six
Leon Knight

And after discussions between Terriers chairman Barry Rubery and Blues managing director Colin Hutchison, it was agreed to extend Knight's stay.

"When my month was up I was going to speak to my agent about trying to extend my loan," Knight told the club's website.

"But Lou and Joe Jordan asked me during the week if I wanted to extend it and I had no doubts about staying here longer.

"I want to score loads more goals now to help Huddersfield stay in that top six and hopefully get us into the top two.

"I love the atmosphere here and I think we have a good chance of getting promoted either through the play-offs or automatically.

"That's one of the reasons I've decided to stay on.

"These are exciting times ahead at Huddersfield and I've enjoyed the time that I've been here so far."

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