Wycombe Wanderers have confirmed the signing of Leicester City defender Josh Knight.

The 23-year-old, who can also play in the midfield, has joined the Chairboys on a short-term loan deal until January.

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He is the club’s 12th signing so far this season.

Speaking on Knight’s arrival, manager Gareth Ainsworth said: “Josh is someone we tried to bring in during the summer and I’m really pleased to be able to get the deal done.

“We’ve been keeping tabs on him for some time and he proved he could make the step up into senior football with a really strong loan spell in League One last season.

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Josh Knight (photo from @wwfcofficial on Twitter)

“He gives us another option in defence and he comes in at an important time as we’re working hard to get the team as strong as possible to make sure we can start picking up points and meeting the standard that’s required to survive in this division.”

Prior to joining the Chairboys, Knight has spent the last season-and-a-half on loan at Peterborough United, where he scored against Wycombe last season, in an entertaining 3-3 draw at Adams Park.

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Speaking on Twitter, Knight said: “Delighted to be at @wwfcofficial - time to push on #chairboys."

He will wear the number 12 shirt for the club.