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Gordon Howard (inside-forward) 1904-06

Born: Worsborough, near Barnsley, 11 September 1886

Gordon Howard enjoyed only a brief period at Elland Road and made one senior appearance.

His career began with local junior side Hoyland Town and he was one of a number of players recruited by Leeds City in 1904/05 as they prepared for election to the Football League, figuring frequently in the scoring stakes.

Her scored his first goals for City, a hat trick, including a penalty, when they beat Altofts in the Leeds Hospital Cup on 12 November and a fortnight later netted four times when City thrashed Burton United 7-2 in a friendly. When the club entertained First Division Sheffield United in February 1905, Howard scored the first Leeds equaliser in a 2-2 draw, though the Blades took the game none too seriously.

In the Leeds Mercury's report of May 30 1905, regarding City's election to the League the previous day, Linesman described Howard as "a youth who operated with such marked success with the City last season".

Howard's only appearance for City in official competition came on 23 December 1905, when he played inside-right against Glossop. Right winger Fred Parnell was out injured and regular inside-forward Bob Watson moved out wide to replace him, giving Howard his chance. City won 1-0 with a goal from Fred Hargraves.

Howard was released at the end of the campaign and didn't play professionally again.