PHOTO: Leeds striker Billy Sharp posts hat-trick picture from Rushden and Diamonds on Twitter

Sharp is looking back on a good time in his career, as he goes through a dry patch at the moment.

This summer Leeds United were lauded for a great piece of business involving striker Billy Sharp.

They snapped the Yorkshireman up from Southampton for a fee in the region of £600,000 and it has been immediately lauded as a great piece of business.

Sharp is a natural goal-scorer and a local lad, so he was always going to be a hit with the Leeds faithful - especially if he hits the back of the net.

The early signs were promising.

Sharp scored the winning goal for his new club on debut against Middlesbrough. Since that goal however he has not proven to be the hit everyone expected him to be.

That remains his only goal in the Championship this season as he has struggled for fitness throughout the campaign. The form of goal-getting Mirco Antenucci will also not help matters as he has spent a lot of time recently on the bench.

So yesterday he cast his eye back to a more fruitful occasion on a Throwback Thursday picture on Twitter.

He went back nine years to when he scored a hat-trick as a teenager for the now defunct Rushden and Diamonds whilst on loan from Sheffield United.

Leeds fans and Sharp will be hoping he is celebrating a hat-trick in Leeds colours in the not so distant future.

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