July 29, 1897
The new players of Sheffield United F.C. for the ensuing season are: John Cunningham, left wing forward, of Preston North End; John Blair, half-back, of Stalybridge Rovers; David Morton, right wing forward, of Millwall Athletic; Henry White, centre, of Edinburgh Hibernians; Crompton, centre, of Wath; and Smith and Walton, who last season comprised the left wing of the Staveley Club.
Harry Hammond (who is going to New Brighton), Jimmy Yates (to Southampton), Jack Jones (to Tottenham Hotspur), and Charles Henderson are the best known of those who have left the club.
(Liverpool Echo: July 29, 1897)