UCL FOOTBALL: Player-boss Knight aiming to stay on the sidelines

IN THE DUGOUT - Adam Knight watches his Woodford side lose to Olney last weekend (Pictures: Dave Ikin)
IN THE DUGOUT - Adam Knight watches his Woodford side lose to Olney last weekend (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

Woodford United player-boss Adam Knight is aiming to give his legs a rest for the remainder of the campaign.

Knight has not only been an influential figure off the pitch so far this season, but has also been making his mark on it.

Woodford Halse v Olny

Woodford Halse v Olny

He has scored six goals in 23 appearances, helping the Reds to enjoy a comfortable mid-table position in UCL Division One.

But Knight, who came on as a substitute in the 4-2 defeat to Olney Town at Byfield Road, last weekend, knows he needs to trust his players to take the strain.

And he said: “The legs are in real need of a rest. I need an operation on my knee.

“I’ve got to try to get that done and then go for it properly again next season.

Woodford Halse v Olny

Woodford Halse v Olny

“It’s all about having the players available to make that possible.”

Woodford travel to Bourne Town on Saturday hoping to secure a result that will give them the confidence to push on in a league dominated by Spencer.

Ben Stone’s side currently sit top of the standings - a point clear with six games in hand over second-placed Peterborough Sports.

And Knight knows exactly why the Millers are at the summit.

“They’ve got that togetherness,” he said. “They appear to have the best team spirit in the league.”

LONG BUCKBY

Long Buckby face a tough test this Saturday when they take on high-flying Wisbech Town at Station Road (ko 3pm).

Wisbech currently sit fourth in the UCL Premier Division, while Buckby are rock-bottom.

This will be the first meeting between the teams this season.

Dan Stewart’s side have shown signs of recovery in recent weeks, but they suffered a setback last week when they lost 2-0 at Boston.

The Poachers returned to winning ways but left it late to secure victory against the battling bottom markers,

Buckby missed a couple of first half opportunities to take the lead, and they would be left to rue those misses.

Jack Wightwick gave Boston the lead after 76 minutes, firing home from outside the box, and Alex Beck sealed the win in the final minute.