Sunderland’s Knott delighted after extending Wycombe loan as Harrison joins Bury

LOAN EXTENSION ... Billy Knott.
LOAN EXTENSION ... Billy Knott.
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ROOKIE Sunderland midfielder Billy Knott has extended his loan spell at League Two Wycombe until the end of January.

Knott joined the Chairboys on loan in August and has enjoyed a successful spell at Adams Park; making 18 appearances for Gareth Ainsworth’s side.

The 21-year-old, who made his Sunderland first-team debut on the final day of last season, has now extended his stay in the Football League, prior to today’s emergency loan deadline.

Knott said: “I’m really enjoying it and it’s great to sign again.

“The boys and the fans are top drawer and I’m really looking forward to the next couple of months and carrying on with this great experience.”

Ainsworth added: “It’s huge to be able to keep hold of him. He’s at the heart of a lot of our attacking plays and he’s got abilities above League Two.

“Billy’s a big part of the plans. I’ve always said I want to keep my best players and he’s right up there.

“He needs work on certain aspects of his game but he’s getting a lot of first-team experience here.

“Billy’s great to work with so I’m really pleased that he’s staying. Thank you to Sunderland again for allowing is to keep him for another couple of months.”

Meanwhile, Sunderland centre-half Scott Harrison has joined League Two side Bury on loan until January 1.

Harrison, who joined the Black Cats from Darlington in the summer of 2012, has made eight appearances for Sunderland’s Under-21s this season.

The 20-year-old is expected to make his Bury debut in Saturday’s trip to Exeter.