April 17, 1914
The Cup finalist visit Middlesbrough, and this evening they leave Lime-street by the six o’clock train for Harrogate, where they will stay overnight, and then proceed on to Ayresome Park in the morning.
The Liverpool men have had a hard time of it lately owing to injuries, and several of the men have been incapacitated. Campbell is the latest victim, but his ailment is not an injury to a limb, but he has contracted a cold, and it is considered advisable not to send him north. Scott will therefore take his place in goal, and the clever Irish custodian will thus have a further opportunity of distinguishing himself.
The Reds are fortunate to have such a clever keeper in reserve. Longworth is still nursing an injured leg, while Sheldon is also unfit, but otherwise the team will be composed of Cup players.
The team will thus turn out as follows: – Elisha Scott; Sam Speakman and Robert Pursell; Thomas Fairfoull, Harry Lowe, and Bob Ferguson; Robert Macdougall, Arthur Metcalf, Tom Miller, William Lacey, and Jimmy Nicholl.
The kick-off is times for three o’clock.
(Evening Express: April 17, 1914)