One-time Rangers and Man United target joins EoSFL side in surprise switch
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One-time Rangers and Man United target joins EoSFL side in surprise switch

One-time Rangers and Manchester United target Matthew Knox has signed for Tranent juniors as the formerly highly-rated youngster has decided to “take two steps back to go three steps forward” – according to a post from the East of Scotland club on Facebook.

Knox, who was chased by ex-Gers boss Mark Warburton and spent time training with the Old Trafford giants was once Scottish football’s most highly-sought young player after bursting onto the scene with Livingston.

While at Livingston, Knox had loan spells with East Fife and Berwick Rangers, attracting the interest of a host of big-name clubs, but eventually left the West Lothian side to sign for lowly Brechin City.

The Scotland youth international most recently turned out for Northern Irish side Warrenpoint Town and is local to Tranent, having grown up in nearby Prestonpans.

Tranent boss Calum Eliot called the striker’s signing a “huge coup” for the EoSFL side as they look to climb up the pyramid, with the former Hearts star looking forward to getting the chance to work with Knox, saying: “Matthew is a huge coup for the club. A special talent with undoubted ability. He’s shown a real willingness to join the club and to reconnect with his passion for football. I’m really looking forward to working with him.”

Read our match report as the Gers recorded a comfortable win over Jack Ross’ Hibs at Ibrox this afternoon