"It was good to be out there. Obviously disappointed with the result, but happy to get 90 minutes under my belt," the centre-back told BBC Radio Manchester.
"If I was younger, I would be knocking on the manager's door every day."
Dougie Freedman's side currently lie in 18th position in the division, with just four wins in 18 games this season.
Knight feels the performances of other defenders in the team means he has had to be content with a place on the bench.
"I am not a selfish player," he continued. "Sometimes you have to hold your hands up. When you get older, you can understand when you see other players doing well.
"I am the club captain so I do give Matt Mills and Tim Ream encouragement after every game, patting them on the back and giving them a hug but hopefully I can get a run in the team."