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Knight: Villa rejected me as kid

New Aston Villa defender Zat Knight has revealed how he was rejected by the club as a kid.

At 14, growing up with posters of Ron Atkinson's team on his bedroom walls, Knight was given a trial at Villa only to be told he was not good enough to earn schoolboy forms.

"I was disheartened," he told the Guardian. "I'd always supported Villa and it was a massive thing for me. I came down for a few weeks but they said I wasn't up to what they were looking for."

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