As the season has now ended, we have contacted a number of Trusts where Leicester City players have been on loan to get an end of season fan’s view of how well they did. We kick of the articles by gaining the view of David Cook, Wycombe Wanderers Trust Director on both Josh Knight and Admiral Muskwe.
When Josh joined the Club on loan for the 2020/21 season, our first in the Championship, we knew something about him from his loan spell elsewhere in League One and we weren’t disappointed.
Josh settled into the Club culture very quickly and whether playing at the heart of the defence or in midfield, his performances during a very difficult first few months for the Club, attracted attention even when all that fans could do was to follow the team on iFollow.
Injuries and a highly debateable sending off, limited appearances to an extent in the second half of the season, but whenever Josh was on the pitch, we knew that we would get 100% effort and the odd strike on goal. Josh’s time at WWFC will be remembered, Gareth Ainsworth commented on both Josh and Admiral as “They were both real great additions to the squad and developed as young men as well as young footballers.”
And then to cap it all, Josh was awarded three trophies at the End of Season awards, some achievement for a ‘loanee’:
- The Wycombe wanderers Worldwide Phenomenon – 2nd Place in the Player of the Year award
- Supporters’ Player of the Year – 1st place
- Players’ Player of the Year – 1st Place
Admiral joined WWF in January, when the Club was in need of a goalscorer. Like Josh, he settled into the Club culture very quickly, but scoring goals in the Championship is never easy and it took a while for Admiral to find his scoring boots! Admiral’s first start saw WWFC beat Preston 4-1 in the FA Cup third round, a win that was rewarded with home tie against Spurs. We had to wait until April before having a goal eventually voted by the fans as ‘Goal of the Season’ and that was Admiral’s strike in the 46th minute at the Liberty Stadium, giving us a 1-0 lead that stunned Swansea’s promotion chasing squad.
I had the pleasure of being there for that and we felt that we had thrown away 3 points after being pegged back to a 2-2 draw, Admiral’s contribution that day was enormous.
At the End of Season awards Admiral declared that it was “the best goal I’ve scored”. A large number of fans agreed that it was the best goal that the Club had scored all season and one that would live long in the memory! On behalf of WWFC, I would like to add that we have enjoyed the contribution of two very decent young men, both of whom have a bright future ahead of them. If that future were to be at WWFC at some time in the future, we would consider ourselves to be very fortunate.
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