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Corporal P J Barrett (outside-right) 1917-18

Corporal P J Barrett was an obscure individual who made a number of appearances for Leeds City during the 1917/18 season.

He served in the Royal Flying Corps, but appeared up front for Northampton Town, before joining up with Leeds in 1917. He made his debut on the right wing on 1 September when they played away to The Wednesday. Leeds centre-forward Jack Peart scored the only goal of the contest, in which Barrett made a decent contribution. According to JHS in the Mercury, 'Barrett raised a long siege of his goal, and almost scored a second goal by a fine shot.'

The 'speedy winger' retained his place for the first five games, four of which were won and got his maiden goal in the 5-0 rout of Wednesday on 8 September, when he 'created a very good impression' according to the Mercury.

He made two further appearances, this time on the left wing, in two Subsidiary Tournament fixtures with Bradford City at the tail end of the campaign before drifting into obscurity.