TOWN manager Mick Buxton's summer-long search for a striker finally bore fruit.
The Leeds Road supremo swooped to bring Roy Greenwood in from Swindon.
The Leeds-born 29-year-old, left, was keen to return North after two seasons in Wiltshire.
The Robins were his fourth club after Hull City, where he served his apprenticeship, Sunderland and Derby County.
The Wearsiders had paid a then hefty £140,000 for his signature in January 1976,
Buxton was desperate for a frontline boost after the loss of Ian Robins, Peter Fletcher and Steve Kindon, who had all retired because of injuries.
Those three had been prominent in the Fourth Division title campaign of 1979-80.
Since then, Town had finished fourth, then a disappointing 17th, in the Third Division.
"Probably 95% of the players available couldn't have done the job I need to be done," explained Buxton of the delay in making a signing. "This fellow will.
"Greenwood is a player with a lot of experience under his belt.
"I'm still looking to bring in more players, but this is a start."
Buxton was to enjoy success in 1982-83, winning promotion, but Greenwood was to play only a small role, figuring in the first four games, none of which were won, before picking up an injury.
In fact in two seasons at Leeds Road, he played just 11 times, four of them as a substitute, and failed to find the net.
Greenwood joined non-League Scarborough in June 1984.