Lower Darwen, Lancashire born inside left Ronald Haworth joined First Division Blackburn Rovers after the First World War and made his Football League debut at Middlesbrough in April 1922, and whilst he didn’t manage a goal on his debut, he scored in each of his next three appearances before the end of the season. He started the following season in the first eleven but lost his place in October, whereafter his first team appearances were occasional, and by the time he joined Second Division club Hull City in June 1924, he had scored 7 times in 25 appearances for Rovers.
Described at the time as “a clever schemer but inclined to be selfish. Had strong left foot and could shoot as hard as anyone”, he played 31 games in his first season at Anlaby Road but fell out of favour, but was signed by First Division Manchester United in May 1926 after 10 goals in 37 appearances for The Tigers. He played for United in the first two matches of the 1926-27 season at Liverpool and Sheffield United without appearing again for their first team, before moving to non league Darwen in August 1927.