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718. Matthew Kilgallon to 720. Niclas Alexandersson
718. Matthew KILGALLON ... (2003 - 2004)
Born: York 08/01/1984
Appearances: 1/2 (0 gls) Cup: 1 (0 gls)
Promising young central defender who emerged through the Leeds United Academy to play regularly for the Elland Road reserves. Matthew was widely tipped to become a regular in the United side. Made his Leeds United debut in the UEFA Cup against Hapoel Tel Aviv in November 2002, coming on for the injured Lucas Radebe in a remarkable 4-1 away win. Signed for Hammers on a three month loan deal 21st August 2003 to gain first team experience. Matthew made his Hammers s debut against Ipswich Town at Portman Road in a 2-1 victory 30th August 2003. Made a further three appearance before re-joining the Elland Road club. Later played for Sheffield United.
719. Wayne QUINN ... (2003 - 2004)
Born: Truro 19/11/1976
Appearances: 22 (0 gls) Cup 4/1 (0 gls)
Born: Halmstad, Sweden 29/12/1971
Date: September 2003
Fee: Loan one month
Upton Park 13th September 2003
Appearances: 5/3 (gls 0)
Attack-minded left-back who arrived at Upton Park from Newcastle United on a month’s loan initially as cover for the injured Rufus Brevett. The Turo born 26-year-old began his career at Sheffield United, making 167 appearances for the Blades and scoring 5 goals, before moving to St James’ Park in January 2001. He went on to record 24 appearances for the Magpies, but struggled to make an impact on Bobby Robson’s first-team. Wayne made his Hammers debut against Reading in a 1-0 victory 13th September 2003. Quinn’s one-month loan period was extend and in all he made 27 appearances. With the return to fitness of Rufus Brevett Wayne was allowed to return to Newcastle at the end of the season. Later played for Penzance in Cornwall and in 2008 along with his father, Colin, were part of the managerial set up at New Hayle F.C.
720. Niclas ALEXANDERSSON ... (2003)
An attack-minded midfielder, who also liked to operate as an out an out winger, Niclas signed on a one month load deal from Everton on 12th September 2003. Swedish international with 68 full caps to his name. Began his career with home town club Halmstads, before moving to one of Sweden’s leading clubs, IFK Gothenburg in January 1996. Scoring 13 goals in over 50 appearances from midfield, Premiership Sheffield Wednesday paid £750,000 to brig him to England in May 1997. Niclas was one of the few success stories at Hillsborough over the next few seasons. Unfortunately, it was not enough to prevent the Owls decline and the Yorkshire outfit were relegated in May 2000, sparking intense speculation about his future. That summer he joined Everton for £2 million, where he made over 50 appearances, mainly as a right-sided midfielder or winger. The 31-year -old travelled to Japan and South Korea for the 2002 World Cup Finals, where he scored Sweden’s equalising goal against England as the two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the opening group game. Alexandersson made his Hammers debut as a 54th minute substitute for Anton Ferdinand against Reading at Upton Park in a 1-0 victory 13th September 2003. Returned to Everton at the end of his one month spell. Later played 103 games for Swedish club IKK Goteborg.