Date: 9th January 2009 at 2:34pm
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Sunny Portugal or Wet West Bromwich – it’s not really a choice is it and it wasn’t for Zat Knight either.

Speaking to the Evening Mail ahead of our derby clash this weekend, Zat Knight has explained that if the lure of Benfica hadn’t been an influence he may have stayed at the Baggies following a months trial.

“I wouldn`t say they were one of my old clubs but I did have a trial with them when I was younger.

“It didn`t go too badly but around the same time I had the chance to have a trial in Portugal with Benfica – and, no, it wasn`t too hard a decision to make.”

As for the derby, this will be Knight’s first playing experience if selected, and he is looking forward to experiencing the atmosphere from on the pitch.

“It should be a good game, I`m sure it will be a typical derby with both teams desperate to win.

“We beat them 2-1 at their place but I didn`t play so hopefully I will get to play against them this time.”