Dean Windass refuses to bow out of football quietly.
As the burly centre-forward is beginning his long goodbye to the beautiful game after recently moving on loan from Hull to Oldham, his final furlong has already proved historic. Last Saturday, Windass played almost a full half of football between the sticks after keeper Greg Fleming was sent off in the 50th minute, and he did so without conceding a goal.
Facing high-flying Leicester, a team who hadÂ only previously been shut-out in three matches this season, Windass stepped up to the plate after his keeper Fleming had been dismissed for hauling down Matty Fryatt in the box at the start of the second half.
His first duty to was to face the resulting penalty.
Fryatt put the ball on the spot, sized up the opportunity, and then managed to make Dean Windass an instant hero with the Oldham faithful.
Watch Dean Windass face Matty Fryatt’s penalty here.