Sammy Haden

Ex-miner Samson Haden broke into Arsenal's first team in the 1923/24 season.

The young winger joined from Castleford Town in March 1922 and initially played in the Football Combination, where he scored 23 times in 67 appearances.

After helping win the London Combination in 1922/23, Haden broke into the first team under Leslie Knighton and made 31 league appearances the following campaign.

Joe Toner and Sid Hoar's performances restricted him to 15 league appearances in 1924/25 but Haden returned to the first team the following season as first choice.
A broken leg suffered against Burnley in February 1926 ended his season, however.

Haden returned strongly the following season but was sold to Notts County for £1,350 in October 1927. He played 93 times for Arsenal, scoring 11 goals.

He later managed Peterborough United for 10 years from 1938-48.

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