9 September 2015
Born: 27 August 1995
Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Under-21, Under-19, Under-17.
Teams ....... --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- League
Glenavon ....................... Youth
Barnsley .... 14/15 ........ -12 Youth 0(0)/0
Shrewsbury T. 15/16 ..... Jun-15 .Free 0(0)/0
Morecambe ... 15/16 ..... Mar-16 .Free
Stalybridge C 16/17- date Sep-16 .Free
A central midfielder, also capable of playing at right-back, Darren McKnight spent three seasons playing with Barnsley's youth sides, but never made it into the first team. During his time at Oakwell he was a regular for Northern Ireland at Under-17 and Under-19 level. It was shortly after transferring to Shrewsbury that he stepped-up to the Northern Ireland Under-21 side, making his debut in a 1-1 draw in Iceland.
McKnight was released by Shrewsbury in January 2016 without having made a firstteam appearance. Shortly thereafter he began training with Morecambe, and signed a short-term deal in March.
Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
08-09-2015 Iceland ..... A D 1-1 ECQ
13-10-2015 FYR Macedonia H L 1-2 ECQ