Cory Knight will be joining North West Counties Football League side Prestwich Heys with immediate effect after a prolific campaign in the Manchester Football League Premier Division for Manchester Central.
The striker will be linking up with the semi-professional side immediately and will be hoping to add to their striking options as they gun for promotion. Prestwich Heys currently sit in fourth place and will be hoping for another promotion after a steady climb up the leagues in recent years. He joins Tom Greenfield, Jordan Hadlow, Liam Turner, Carlos Mendes and Lamin Baldeh who have all been picked up by teams in higher divisions over the last couple of years.
The Bury-based club gained promotion from the Manchester Football League Premier Division in 2016 and could get a second promotion in just three seasons.
Only 19 at the time, Cory Knight joined Manchester Central ahead of the 2016/17 season, netting 22 goals in 38 games in all competitions as Manchester Central finished fifth in the Manchester Football League Division One.
The 2017/18 season saw Knight bag an impressive 23 goals in 32 games as Manchester Central finished second in the league and gained promotion to the Manchester Football League Premier Division.
This season has seen both Cory Knight and Manchester Central turn heads from impressive opening campaigns in the division. Knight has been in fantastic form, scoring 22 goals in 18 appearances while Central sit just below the promotion spots in sixth.
Now only 21, Cory departs Paul McGuire’s side with a fantastic overall record of 70 goals in 88 appearances. His league record for Central has been vital to the club’s ambitions too with the striker netting 56 in 69 appearances.
Central media team caught up with Cory Knight ” I would like to thank Central for all the years I’ve been with them, scoring 70 goals in 88 games. They have shown me nothing but love from the staff to the players. I met a lot of nice people and made many friends who I’ll know for the rest of my life.”
Cory will be joining Prestwich on dual registration, so we hope to see Cory back in a Central shirt one day!
We here at Manchester Central wish Cory all the best and hope to see him be as prolific for Prestwich Heys as he was for Manchester Central. Good luck Cory!