Liverpool’s strong reserves


Monday, April 24 – 1922
The Liverpool directors have been fortunate in having capable reserves in John McNab and Ted Parry, who have filled the right half and left back positions respectively, when called upon, with success.

John McNab (right half back), 6ft. and 12st., was born at Clelland, Lanarkshire, and learned his football with Bellshill Athletic, the team that won the Glasgow Junior League in 1919.

This was his only club prior to going to Anfield in November, 1919, and soon afterwards he was drafted into the League team against Manchester United at home and Sheffield United at Bramall-lane. The season 1920-21 found him graduating in the Reserves, but with John Bamber laid aside early in the present season, McNabb was afforded further opportunity. Thus far he taken part in 26 League games. He improves with experience, is a hefty half-back, and always on the look-out for a possible chance of scoring.

Ted Parry, 5ft. 8¾in. and 11st. 10lb., is a native of Colwyn Bay, and commenced his career at the edge of seventeen with Colwyn Bay United as a left-fullback. With the exception of trial games for Bury and Oldham Athletic a couple of seasons ago, he has not been identified with any other organisation than Liverpool since leaving his native town.

While with Oldham as an amateur he captained the Welsh side that was the first to inflict defeat upon the English International Amateurs at Wolverhampton, January, 1921, and ten days later signed a professional form for Liverpool.

He has played left full-back in seven League games this season, when Tommy Lucas and Donald Mackinlay were not available. A dour defender, his one fault is that he is inclined to over-kick his forwards. Capped for Wales against Scotland at Wrexham last February, he played a strong part in the defeat of the Caledonians.

There is still undeveloped material at the command of Liverpool, for David Ashworth is shrewd enough to have a capable understudy for each position.
(The Athletic News, 24-04-1922)

John McNab.
John McNab Liverpool F.C.

Ted Parry.
5 Ted Parry

David Ashworth.
6 David Ashworth

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