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Knott's landing hands Blues a boost
BILLY Knott is hoping to write a new chapter in Wycombe Wanderers' history after joining the club on loan from Sunderland.
The England U20 international has joined the Adams Park side on a month's youth loan from the Black Cats and could go straight into the side that faces Oxford United on Saturday.
He said: "It's about experience and games and trying to push the team up the league and help the team as best I can, to try to get us up the league where we belong.
"With the history of the club, it's great to be here and be a part of it. The stadium is massive and it's good to come down and get the experience of being here.
"The manager said the lads are good to get on with and everyone knows the history of Wycombe. Hopefully we can make it the future as well and try and push us up the league.
"There's a few big games coming up this week and the following week. A few good results will turn the season."
Knott scored eight goals in 20 appearances in the Conference with Woking last season, having also played at loan at AFC Wimbledon the previous year.
He said: "Wimbledon was my first club, going into the big world rather than kids' football. We were down at the bottom of the table so it was a bit of a struggle, but it was good fun.
"I enjoyed Woking massively. We got a few good results and the team was good. Hopefully I can make another chapter here and push on and have a good season."
That paved the way for him to make his Premier League debut for Sunderland against Tottenham on the last day of last season.
Manager Paolo di Canio handed him his debut and Knott said the Italian's way of doing things would stand him in good stead during his spell with Wanderers.
The 20-year-old said: "He's changed a lot of things up there with work ethic and hard work he's put into most people. Hopefully I can do that for him as well."
Referring to his style of play, Knott said: "I like to think I give 100 per cent to win the game and work hard to win the ball back when we've given it away. I like to think I've got a bit of quality on the ball and can pick a pass and hopefully score a few goals as well.
"Playing off the strikers is my favourite role. Centre midfield is more likely to be where I'm played here.
"When I was a bit younger I liked Joe Cole. He was a great player on the ball and worked really hard off the ball. I like Paul Scholes as well - a playmaker but can work hard as well."
He added: "The gaffer [Gareth Ainsworth] has been good. I know him as a player here and a legend at Wycombe. Hopefully I can work hard for him and the team."
Knott could make his debut against Oxford at the weekend and he said: "I've heard it's a bit of a derby this week - a couple of people have mentioned it. They are top of the table so if we go there and get a result it'll be great, and good for team morale.
"Hopefully we stick together, work hard this week and push on for a brilliant result and hope the fans come out to support us."
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