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3 clubs in 8 months, but Billy Whitehouse is leading a promotion push

Billy Whitehouse of Leeds United (L) in action during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Sutton United and Leeds United at Borough Sports Ground on January 29, 2017 in Sutton,...

The former Leeds United winger has struggled to settle since leaving the club but is now in good form for Tadcaster Albion.

 

Billy Whitehouse of Leeds United (L) in action during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Sutton United and Leeds United at Borough Sports Ground on January 29, 2017 in Sutton,...

In the summer of 2016 Leeds United surprised many by snapping up Billy Whitehouse from fellow Yorkshire side Doncaster Rovers.

It was a shock move, considering that he was considered surplus to requirements at the Keepmoat Stadium. Leeds however felt the winger, who could also play at full-back, had something worth signing and gave him a one-year contract and he joined the development squad.

He did get a chance for the Leeds first-team under Garry Monk. He played against Sutton United in the FA Cup defeat last season and did not make it into the first-team again before being released in May of 2017.

So, what has Whitehouse done since?

Carl Baker of MK Dons attempts to control the ball under pressure from Billy Whitehouse of Doncaster Rovers during the Sky Bet League One match between MK Dons and Doncaster Rovers at...

It has certainly been an interesting eight months in Whitehouse’s career. In that time he has played for three clubs and is now in the midst of a promotion battle.

In August he joined non-league Alfreton Town but just one month later he left, joining Shaw Lane of the Northern Premier League Premier Division.

Then, in January, he moved on again - joining Tadcaster Albion in the division below.

Now he finally looks settled. Whitehouse has been in good form this season, even scoring a free-kick at the weekend with his wrong foot as Tadcaster won their fourth league game in a row and moved into the play-off positions.

The 21-year-old was perhaps not good enough to make it at Leeds and it seems since his exit he has struggled to find his feet and his level. At Tadcaster he is finally looking settled and Leeds fans will hope he can make a football career for himself somewhere.

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