Brought in by David Pleat on loan as cover for the forward line, Andy Booth was willing striker, but lacked the finesse to earn a permanent move, which was never really likely anyway.
A Yorkshireman, who played for his home town club with great honour, Booth earned a few Under-21 caps, but failed to move further up the international pecking order. Strong and good in the air, his ability to hold the ball up in the lower leagues worked well for him at Huddersfield Town, leading to a move to Premier League Sheffield Wednesday for £2.7 million in 1996.
His time at the Owls was tougher for Andy, as he found the Premier League defenders a bit more of a challenge. He did well with 13 goals in his first season, but after that struggled, so it was a real surprise when he was brought to White Hart Lane as cover for Chris Armstrong, Rebrov, Iversen and Ferdinand.
He only started a couple of games and was a sub who came on in a couple of others, but failed to make much of an impact in the team or on the fans. His touch was not what was required in the top flight and while he was winning the ball in the air, he didn't really have the time to develop a partnership with the other forwards.
Following the loan spell, he went back to Hillsborough, but left soon after to re-join Huddersfield, where he went on to become the third highest scorer for the club and made the fourth most appearances. He was awarded a testimonial match in 2006 against Real Sociedad. After he retired from playing in April 2009, just after scoring his 150th Huddersfield goal against Leyton Orient, Booth took on an ambassadorial role for the Terriers.