February 1, 1923
Liverpool with their eyes on the future, have added to their defensive strength by signing David Pratt, a centre half-back, of Bradford City. Pratt, who is a native of Lochore, Scotland, was secured by Bradford City from Glasgow Celtic in November, 1921, making his first appearance against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Although he quickly settled down at half-back, Pratt was placed in the forward line last season, and occasionally appeared at inside left. This term too he has played in the front line, and performed creditably as leader of the attack when the City were casting about for a suitable centre.
Such a versatile player should be of great service to the champions, who have only Checkland to call upon as reserve centre half-back. Standing 5ft. 10½ ins., and weighing 12st. 7 lbs., Pratt is a man who plays real football.
Wilkinson, who accompanies his club-mate to Anfield, has been Jock Ewart’s understudy for some time, and last season played frequently with the City first team.
(Evening Telegraph: February 1, 1923)