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Whyte: David

1977-1979 (Player Details)


Born: Dunfermline: 02-03-1959

Debut: Aston Villa (a) (Substitute): 07-05-1977

59 11st 5lb (1993

A Dunfermline Schools representative, Whyte served his apprenticeship at Leeds, turning professional in 1977. He was a little unfortunate to be at Leeds when they had several fine defenders and utility players like Paul Madeley, Trevor Cherry and Byron Stevenson. Towards the end of the 1976-77 the eighteen-year-old Whyte came on as a substitute for David McNiven at Villa Park and the following weekend he started at centre-half against Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road in place of Gordon McQueen, but after that he was not called upon by the first team. After this brief flirtation with first-team football he went to Hibernians in July 1979 on a free transfer with another former Leeds Junior David Reid. Whyte later joined Bradford City as a non-contract player before going to Barnsley in November 1980. He did not play in the first team at either Bradford City or Barnsley. He played part-time for Northwich as a semi-professional. He became a fireman in 1983 and played for Harrogate Railway Athletic.

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