Tuesday, 7 June 2011
445 Andy Haworth
Position : Winger
Played : 2009-10 ( on loan from Blackburn )
Appearances : 7
Goals : 0
Andy arrived in January. He was 21 and had made two cup appearances for Rovers. He had also played 6 games on loan at Gateshead.
An injury to Will Buckley in the warm-up at Cheltenham meant an instant League debut for Andy and he certainly made it one to remember. He had pace to burn and two good feet and soon had the Robins rocking ! He could have scored two spectacular goals from distance but the first shot hit the post and came out and the second was barely clawed out by the keeper to the feet of Chris O Grady who thumped it home for his second goal.
However it appeared that Keith Hill wasn't quite as impressed as the rest of us and had words with Andy about ball retention and cavalier play. Andy's willingness to share that discussion with the media probably didn't help his cause either. He was used sparingly thereafter. He came on late at Notts County after two months rooted to the bench and almost kept the title race alive with a long range shot that skimmed the bar. He then played the first half against Hereford and was awful ( in fairness so was everyone else) and that was the last we saw of him.
He signed for Bury in the close season and made 40 appearances although 50% of them were as substitute scoring 3 goals.