Millers Birthdates 1-7 January
Here is a list of Post-War Millers born this week in history, plus a career profile of one.
1st Martin Woods 1986
2nd Andy O'Dell 1963
2nd William Flynn 1927
3rd Kevin Watson 1974
3rd Barry Cowdrill 1957
4th Bobby Mitchell 1957
5th Bill Thompson 1940
5th Paul Blades 1956
6th Dick Habbin 1949
7th Ken Williams 1927
7th Jock Quairney 1927
7th Martin Scott 1968
7th Neil Whitworth 1972
7th Grant Leadbitter 1976
RICHARD LEONARD HABBIN
Born: Cambridge, 6 January, 1949
Rotherham United 1/75;
Doncaster Rovers 9/77
A skilful front player, Dick had a superb start to his career at Rotherham United who he joined after playing over 200 league games for Reading.
From the beginning of February 1975, he played in all the remaining games when his scoring return of one goal every two games helped the Millers to win promotion from Division Four.
That proved to be his most successful spell as a striker and he subsequently was played as a midfield provider or wide man on the right with his goals becoming a much more precious commodity.
1974/75: League apps 21 goals 10
1975/76: League apps 40 goals 7 Cup apps 4
1976/77: League apps 17+4 goals 2 Cup apps 3
1977/78: League app 1+1 Cup app 1
Millers career record 92 apps 19 goals