- 7 Dec 2017
Calls time on his playing career.
One of our youth products who carved out an effective PL career. Wonder where he'll end up next?
In recent times, the only others to do as well were probably Robbie Mustoe and Sam Ricketts (Plus Matt Taylor & Craig Davies - depending on what stock you put on our role in their careers)
The greatest ever product of our youth system?
Sure, Joey was more talented, but Whitehead had by far the better career with over 200 top flight appearances.
The only other rival I can think of is Mark Wright.....but his time at the club was comparatively fleeting.
(n.b. my knowledge only really goes back to the 80s.....I'm sure there's some old-timers that can point to other greats from the 60s and 70s that got their first chance in yellow......)