When we signed him, the Daily Mirror sports headlines described the wonder kid as Ball, Layne and Kay rolled into one. It was an expensive gamble for a hundred grand. Martin Chivers was the record British signing at 125 grand around that time.
I remember the excitement, waiting for a glimpse of our record signing as the teams emerged from the tunnel. It was a night match v Spurs.
Tommy had a rasping shot that stung Pat Jennings hands as he pushed it over the bar at the Leppings Lane end.
We played Aberdeen at Hillsborough in a pre season friendly, his former club.
Gutted when he went to Newcastle for £120k