The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

Born: Durham, 1976 (Age 39) 1995-2001 A for­mer Sun­der­land trainee, Howard Hartle­pool made his de­but for Third Divi­sion

in 1995 and went on to score 35 goals his four sea­sons in 164 games dur­ing

at the Vic. He then moved to Northamp­ton £120,000 record sign­ing in as the club’s

1999, scor­ing 19 goals in 85 matches win­ning pro­mo­tion to the Sec­ond and

Divi­sion in 2000. Howard was signed by Lu­ton for £ Northamp­ton, 25,000 in March 2001 and, as at

suf­fered rel­e­ga­tion to the Third Divi­sion of games. How­ever, af­ter just a hand­ful

the rest of his five sea­sons at Ke­nil­worth proved hugely suc­cess­ful, with Road

pro­mo­tion and the Golden Boot in 02, a League One ti­tle and place 2001

in the PFA team of the year in 2005 a grand to­tal of 103 goals in 228 games. and Signed by Derby for £1m in 2006, sea­son, Howard en­joyed a spec­tac­u­lar first

net­ting 19 goals and win­ning the club’s Rams won pro­mo­tion player of the year as the

to the Premier League. He made 20 ap­pear­ances, scor­ing once top-flight

against Manch­ester United, but was Le­ices­ter for £1.5m in Jan­uary sold

2008. to 2008-13 Rel­e­gated from the Cham­pi­onship 15 shortly af­ter join­ing, Howard scored

goals in 50 matches and won an­other Foxes won player of the year award as the

the League One ti­tle in 2008-09. A sea­sons, he reg­u­lar for the next three

scored 32 goals in 169 matches be­fore in July 2012, aged re­join­ing Hartle­pool

36. He scored three times in 43 matches loan spell at Sh­effield Wed­nes­day and had a

be­fore re­tir­ing in Novem­ber 2013.

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