One of eight players to sign for United on July 1st 2004, becoming one of Kevin Blackwell's
His capture was met with surprise by a few, surprised that he chose to move to Elland
Road with the club having been relegated the previous season over Everton, Wayne Rooney and all. There was no wonder Blackwell
was so delighted.
He began his career with Millwall as a trainee, but his early career was unspectacular as a
move to Wolves failed to see him spark. It was only after moving on to Crewe that his football took off under Dario
Gradi, a master in reviving careers.
Whilst there the former England youth international switched from the right wing to a creative
role in the centre of midfield and it was playing in that position that attracted the then Ipswich boss George Burley to him, having just
sold Kieron Dyer to Newcastle.
Left Ipswich for Leeds after falling out of contract this summer.