Sam Allardyce includes Huddersfield Town among the seven Football League clubs he represented before moving into management.

The new England boss spent the 1984/85 season at Leeds Road and helped Town overcome a crop of injuries to finish 13th in what was then Division II and is now the Championship.

The departure of Keith Hanvey to Rochdale and injury problems for Dave Sutton meant manager Mick Buxton needed to recruit a new centre-back.

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He turned to Coventry City’s Allardyce, who was then 29 and best known for his time at Bolton Wanderers.

Allardyce had helped the Trotters win the Second Division title under former Town manager Ian Greaves in 1978.

And at Leeds Road, he was reunited with his old Bolton teammate Paul Jones.

With Jones among the many players hit by injury, Allardyce was partnered by Simon Webster, signed from Tottenham Hotspur, during the latter part of the season.

He also played the occasional game alongside local lad Steve Stoutt.

Allardyce played in 42 of Town’s 47 league and cup games that season.

His other teammates included the likes of keeper Brian Cox, David Burke, Phil Doyle, Phil Wilson, Mark Lillis, Dale Tempest and Julian Winter, now Town’s chef executive.

At the end of the season, Allardyce returned to Bolton for a second spell.

Wanderers had originally signed him from his hometown club Dudley Town in 1969.

Allardyce also played for Sunderland, Millwall, Preston North End and West Bromwich Albion as well as American side Tampa Bay Rowdies and Irish club Limerick, where he was player-manager.

The 61-year-old has also bossed Blackpool, Notts County, Bolton, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham United and Sunderland.