Club joins in with Black History Month
Kick It Out’s ‘One Game, One Community’ message during October coincides with Black History Month, but can you name the first black player to represent Huddersfield Town at First Team level?
The answer is Lloyd Maitland, who started 38 games and made a further eight substitute appearances for the Terriers in the mid-seventies.
A winger for Town, Lloyd was born in Coleshill, Warwickshire on 21 March 1957 and went on to join Town as an apprentice in August 1972. He was a member of Town’s only youth team to reach the FA Youth Cup Final, in 1974 – although they did lose to Spurs in a two-legged affair.
Lloyd signed as a professional at the Club in March 1974 and soon made his First Team debut during a 2-1 home win over Hereford United in Division Three on 8 February 1975. His first goal for Town wasn’t far behind – he netted in a 4-1 home win over Southend United barely a month later!
His final appearance for the Club came on 8 January 1977 during a 1-0 Division Four defeat at AFC Bournemouth where he played alongside the likes of Peter Hart, Kevin Johnson and Terry Poole.
Lloyd completed a transfer to Darlington just two months later.
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