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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Ex-QPR's Gary Micklewhite Turns 45 (Also Ex- Manchester United & Derby County)

Gary Micklewhite. Born March 21, 1961.

Signed by Tommy Docherty from Manchester United on a free. Under Terry Venables came into the team. Was a sub in the First Cup Final Game. Started in the Replay. Great, hardworking midfielder. Ultimately sold to Derby County by Frank Sibley. Got the final goal in QPR's 5-5 draw vs Newcastle.

Gary Micklewhite in Profile
Born: Southwark 21 March 1961
Playing Career:Manchester United March 1978-May 1979 (apprentice)QPR July 1979-Feb 1985 127 apps-17 goalsDerby County Feb 1985-May 1993 288 apps-43 goalsGillingham July 1993-May 1996 113 apps-4 goals
Gary Micklewhite came to Wycombe at the start of the 1998/99 season as Assistant to Neil Smillie. He had spent the previous two seasons as Youth Team Manager at QPR and was a team-mate of Neil Smillie during his final playing years at Gillingham.
Micklewhite began his professional football at Old Trafford under the reigns of Tommy Docherty but he never made the first team. Then in the summer of 1979, with Docherty now at QPR, he arrived on a free and began a succesful spell at Loftus Road. In 1982 he appeared in both games against Spurs in the FA Cup Final at Wembley - playing in midfield alongside former Wycombe Manager John Gregory. A year later he gained a Division Two Championship with Rangers. A £90,000 move to Derby County in 1985 began an eight year spell at The Baseball Ground before his move to Gillingham.

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