Booth was recruited as short-term cover for our injured frontmen, Les Ferdinand, Chris Armstrong and Steffen Iversen, having worked with David in the past when our director of football signed him from Huddersfield while in charge at Wednesday.
"I was very pleased with his genuine performance in his first game at West Ham, which showed no little quality," wrote David in his latest 'Talking Shop' column on the loan system.
"Andy Booth is a 150 per cent player who has unfortunately suffered in the past with injuries. That is not surprising because, like rugged centre-forwards in the John Hartson/Mick Harford-mould, he really does attack balls and is a very brave player.
"When he goes back, he will go with all our very best wishes because Andy is that rarity in modern times who really does play for the love of the game and the pride of running out at three o’clock."
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David Pleat has paid compliment to our loan signing Andy Booth as it emerges that Sheffield Wednesday wish for him to return to Hillsborough at the end of his one-month spell at the Lane.