Wednesday, 20 April 2011
348 Willo Flood
Position : Midfield
Played : 2003-04 (on loan from Manchester City)
Appearances : 6
Goals : 0
Willo was a young Irishman who made his League debut with us away at Huddersfield in March and set up Leo Bertos's equalising goal after a lovely bit of skill on the touchline. In the next game at home to Carlisle his defence-splitting pass led to Gary Jones's penalty and a red card for the opposition. Thereafter he didn't contribute very much and seemed to tire early in games. His month's loan wasn't extended.
The following season he broke into City's first team making 9 appearances though he started 2005-06 on loan at Coventry. In December 2005 he disturbed a burglar and was held at knifepoint by a man wearing a City shirt which is quite funny though I guess Willo wasn't too amused. The following season he joined Cardiff for £200,000 and made 25 appearances scoring once. Having problems settling in Cardiff he went on a season-long loan to Dundee United where he had a successful season despite being sent off in his first game. The arrangement was repeated in 2008/09 but in December Celtic intervened and bought him. However he only made 3 appearances before following Gordon Strachan to Middlesbrough in January 2010. He is currently out injured after colliding with a team-mate in the opening game of the season.