Enjoy these photo memories from Leeds United second round Carling Cup clash against Swindwon Town at Elland Road in September 2004. PIOC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
Enjoy these photo memories from Leeds United second round Carling Cup clash against Swindwon Town at Elland Road in September 2004. PIOC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

The night a striker broke his Elland Road goal-den duck

It was the night a striker broke his Elland Road goal-den duck.

Thursday, 23rd September 2021, 4:30 pm
Updated Monday, 27th September 2021, 10:54 am

Michael Ricketts fired Leeds United into the third round of the Carling Cup in September 2004 with a delightful finish as the Whites edged their way to a 1-0 victory over Swindon Town at Elland Road. "It's nice to get off the mark," said Ricketts. "I've been doing extra training and I feel a lot fitter and a lot sharper, and I hope some of my touches last night showed my ability is starting to come out a bit." Manager Kevin Blackwell said: "That showed the capability of Michael Ricketts and that's why I think we have to be patient with the lad. hopefully he will go on and build on that now." It would be one of only two goals he scored for Leeds United - the other came against Oldham Athletic in a League Cup first round win in August 2005. He failed to hit the mark in 25 league appearances for Leeds United and after three loans spells moved on to Southend United in June 2006. READ MORE: 16 of the most iconic Leeds United photos of all time LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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