Was wondering after Sunday's game whether the 11 years and 11 months between Darren Ambrose's goal in the 3-2 victory over Sheffield United and his header at St Mary's was the longest a player had gone between Town goals.
I think the term goal drought is a bit harsh on Ambrose and those who follow him, particularly the next five whose careers were interrupted by the Second World War, while Dozzell and Wark were also returnees. The real king of failing to find the net is Frank Yallop.
Goal Droughts - 900 days or more between goals (League or Cup)
Darren Ambrose: 4348 George Perrett: 3538 Dave Bell: 3253 Fred Chadwick: 2709 Charlie Fletcher: 2397 Jackie Little: 2191 Jason Dozzell: 1650 John Wark: 1521 Frank Yallop: 1467 Allan Hunter: 1334 Geoff Hammond: 1057 Mick Mills: 1038 Fabian Wilnis: 1037 Jaime Peters: 1026 George Burley: 1015 Steve Palmer: 967 David Gregory: 966 Ian Collard: 938 Ray Crawford: 931