Thursday, November 24 2022

Potential reunions in sight?

Ireland international Jason Knight has been linked with a shock move to a Championship side, with fresh questions raised over his future at Derby County and Pride Park.

On Saturday afternoon, Knight was a star performer for Derby when they won on the opening day of League One over Oxford United. However, the Dubliner played the game as a right-back rather than his usual position in midfield.

And on Sunday afternoon, it was reported that the 21-year-old was now a target for Birmingham City, who recently appointed John Eustace as their new first-team boss.

Jason Knight.

Eustace worked with Knight when the pair were previously on international duty with Ireland, before Eustace was forced to give up his coaching duties with Stephen Kenny’s side.

Recently, Eustace also had Knight’s international teammate Cyrus Christie in training with the team, but did not say he had identified Christie as a target for his new team.

But for Knight, it at least looks like Eustache is keen to bring him to St Andrew’s for the 2022/23 Championship season.

On Saturday afternoon, Knight’s efforts for Derby were hailed by caretaker boss Liam Rosenior, with the former Premier League full-back calling his star man a “manager’s dream”.

“I know Jason Knight was magnificent at right-back but I assured him I was looking for one,” he explained.

“He showed what he does and whatever you ask Jason Knight to do, he will do it at the highest level possible. He embodies what I want. He is a manager’s dream and was exceptional.

Birmingham City began their 2022/23 League campaign with a goalless draw at Luton Town, and next face Huddersfield Town in their first home league game of the season.

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