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3 Millwall 41 13 76
4 MK Dons 40 31 72
5 Leeds United 40 22 71
6 Scunthorpe 39 17 67

7 Southend 41 -2 64
8 Tranmere 40 11 63
9 Oldham 41 2 59
10 Stockport 41 5 57
11 Colchester 41 -1 57
12 Huddersfield 41 -6 57
13 Walsall 41 -4 55
14 Bristol Rovers 39 17 54
15 Leyton Orient 40 -11 48
16 Hartlepool 41 -9 46
17 Yeovil T 40 -23 46
18 Swindon T 41 -4 45
19 Carlisle 41 -14 44
20 Crewe 41 -18 44

21 Northampton 39 -1 42
22 Brighton 39 -20 36
23 Hereford 39 -29 33
24 Cheltenham 40 -37 31

Leeds United playing squad: 2005-06 Season

Michael Ricketts
Michael Ricketts

 

Michael Ricketts
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 30
International: England full

Made his name with Bolton in their promotion season. A £2,500,000 move to Middlesborough followed. However, despite an England cap in 2002 Michael never made the grade at Boro and both club and player were happy to sever the connection. Michael arrives on a free but Leeds United will pay Middlesborough FC a fee if Leeds Utd are promoted during the contract.

Created: 24th June 2004

Update 22nd Feb 2005:
Michael Ricketts is sent on loan to Stoke City until 23rd March. The writing was on the wall after the loan signing of Rob Hulse and his startling 2 goal debut last week against Reading. By comparison Ricketts has only scored once and that was in the League Cup against Swindon back in September. Blackwell hasn't selected him to start since the embarrassing defeat against Rotherham way back in November when he was particularly ineffective compared to defender Clarke Carlisle who managed to hit either the post or bar three times in the first seven minutes! He has been on the subs bench thirteen times whilst making only eleven starts in Championship and League Cup Matches.

Update 24th March 2005: Ricketts loan has been extended to the end of season 2004-05

Update 31st August 2005:
Michael returns from the close season 21lbs lighter and turns in some impressive pre-season performances and scores some goals. However, the writing is on the wall as during the close season Blackwell signs three strikers, Cresswell, Hulse and Blake. On deadline day Cardiff City agree to take him on loan until January 2006. It's a deal good for both Leeds and player and he goes with the fans best wishes.

Update 30th January 2006:
Ricketts did well during his loan period, netting 5 times in 17 games for the Bluebirds. But when it came time to make a move for him City, run by Ridsdale, who else, couldn't find the money, so Michael unexpectedly washed up at Elland Road again. This time it was Burnley who offered Michael a playing lifeline by signing him on loan, as they has just sold Ade Akinbyi to the Blades for a cool £1.75 million.

Update 12th Feb 2006:
Michael responded well to the move scoring a goal in each of his first two games:

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    Squad 2005-06
    Goalkeepers
    BENNETT, Ian
    SULLIVAN, Neil
    Defenders
    BUTLER, Paul
    CARLISLE, Clark
    CRAINEY, Stephen
    GREGAN, Sean
    HARDING, Dan
    KELLY, Gary
    KILGALLON, Matthew
    MARQUES, Rui
    RICHARDSON, Fraser
    Midfielders
    BAKKE, Eirik
    DERRY, Shaun
    DOUGLAS, Jonathan loan from Blackburn Rovers
    EINARSSON, Gylfi
    GRIFFITHS, Joel
    LEWIS, Eddie
    MILLER, Liam - loan from Man Utd
    PUGH, Danny
    STONE, Stevea>
    WALTON, Simon
    WRIGHT, Jermaine
    Strikers
    BECKFORD, Jermaine
    BLAKE, Robbie
    CRESSWELL, Richard
    HEALY, David
    HULSE, Rob
    MOORE, Ian
    RICKETTS, Michael
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