Billericay-based Knock, who has featured in a holding midfield berth as well as at the heart of the defence, is a player who can defend excellently with his ability to tackle, read the game to intercept the ball and also commitment to stopping shots at goal.

Sam also possesses a good passing range to begin team attacks.

Knock’s first season as an U18s player was blighted by injuries, but he was a regular during the second year of his scholarship, skippering the side to the EFL Youth Alliance Merit League One title as well as making a series of appearances for the U23s.