ALEX BRUCE is the first player in 10 years, and only the ninth since the war, to make the move from Leeds to Town.
The last to do it was full-back Gareth Evans, who made 35 appearances after switching to the Galpharm in August 2001, when Lou Macari was manager.
Before that, striker Clyde Wijnhard swapped white for stripes in a deal done by Steve Bruce in July 1999 and went on to notch 18 goals in 72 games.
The season before, Peter Jackson brought in centre-back Mark Jackson from Elland Road for a five-game loan stint.
Neil Parsley was another defender to make the switch, in the early nineties, soon after striker Peter Maguire.
Back in 1974, ex-Leeds star Bobby Collins became Town’s manager.
And he returned to his old club to snap up rugged defender Roy Ellam, who had left Town for Elland Road two season earlier, and young striker Billy McGinley, who later emulated Ellam by playing for Bradford City as well.
Back in October 1965, when Leeds swooped for Town’s talented winger Mike O’Grady, striker Don Weston moved the other way, and scored six times that season as Town narrowly missed out on promotion to the top flight under Tom Johnston.
Before the war, another forward, Dave Mangnall, was a highly-successful recruit from Leeds, netting 73 times in 90 games after joining in December 1929.