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New deal for Knoyle

Filed: Wednesday, 2nd August 2017
By: Staff Writer

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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"Iím delighted to have got my future sorted and Swindon is a great place for my development," Knoyle told swindontownfc.co.uk.

"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, weíll 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.

ďAs 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: "Heís got very good football pedigree and heís a different type of profile to Ben Purkiss. Heís a very athletic full-back, a very dynamic full-back and thatís what heíll give us.

"Iím excited to work with Kyle to develop him and Iíve 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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