New deal for Knoyle

  • by Staff Writer
  • Wednesday, 2nd August 2017

Former Hammer Kyle Knoyle, who was released by West Ham at the end of last season has joined Swindon Town.

The Wiltshire club, formerly managed by Paolo Di Canio snapped up Knoyle on a free transfer to compete with established full back Ben Purkiss at right back.

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"I'm delighted to have got my future sorted and Swindon is a great place for my development," Knoyle told

"I was out of contract, I came in and met the gaffer and I just loved his approach to training and developing players. I could just tell that he could get the best out of my potential.

"The club are top contenders for the season ahead, we'll be pushing for promotion and I feel the environment here is a winning one, which is something that I want to be a part of.

"As a footballer you always want to win every game and, having seen the quality of the squad and the staff, I just feel that we will get the results that we need to get."

Town boss Dave Flitcroft added: "He's got very good football pedigree and he's a different type of profile to Ben Purkiss. He's a very athletic full-back, a very dynamic full-back and that's what he'll give us.

"I'm excited to work with Kyle to develop him and I've had a lot of success when it comes to developing young players. I see this as another opportunity to develop another young full-back who has represented England at youth level."

Knoyle becomes Town's TENTH signing of pre-season, following the arrival of Chris Robertson, James Dunne, Paul Mullin, Ben Purkiss, Olly Lancashire, Amine Linganzi, Chris Hussey, Harry Smith and Donal McDermott.

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