Date of birth
Sam Knock initially signed for the Shrimpers from AFC Hornchurch during the 2015/16 season, when he was an U15s player, and was offered a developmental contract at the end of his scholarship three years later.
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.