William Louis "Billy" Sharp
(born 5 February 1986 in Sheffield
) is an English
who currently plays as a striker
for Doncaster Rovers
Sharp started at Rotherham United
as a schoolboy in the Academy after leaving his Sunday league team, but opted to join the Sheffield United
Academy after Rotherham
turned him away.
Sharp signed for Sheffield United
as a schoolboy in 2002 but, after leaving the Academy, he failed to establish himself in manager Neil Warnock's squad. He made only two brief substitute appearances for United, the second and final of which coming in the last game of the 2004–05 season.
Rushden and Diamonds (loan)
In January 2005, he went on loan to Rushden and Diamonds
. Despite playing only 16 Sharp became a very popular figure. Scoring 9 goals, one of them a last minute winner in the 3–2 win over local rivals Northampton Town
, he helped prevent the club being relegated
After returning from his loan spell, Sharp made two substitute appearances for Sheffield United before he was sold to Scunthorpe United
for £100,000 in August 2005. He soon became a firm favourite at Glanford Park scoring 24 goals in his first season with the League One club.
Sharp scored the 50th goal of his career in the 2–0 win at Carlisle United
on 9 December 2006. He was featured on ITV's The Championship
, and Scunthorpe United
chairman Steve Wharton
claimed he would reject a bid of £2 million for... Read More