Harry started his career with the Clarets back in the late 60s and won his place in Jimmy Adamson’s side just before we were relegated from the old First Division, making his debut in a 1-0 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in April 71.
He only played twelve first team games but remained with the Clarets until December 1973 when one of the country’s top managers of the time came a calling and paid £30,000 for him. That was Brian Clough who signed both Harry and Ronnie Welch for Brighton in a double deal, and in the next three and a half years he played over 130 league games for the south coast club before heading back to the
Injuries restricted his appearances at Preston and he finally moved back home to the north east where he ended his playing career with first Darlington and finally
He made a return to
Since then Harry has worked with the Football League on the youth development side and is still very often seen at Gawthorpe, where he started his own career, keeping his eye on the youth set up at
Harry’s very much a Claret these days but maybe it will be divided loyalties tomorrow when we take on the club he played most games for.