May 21, 1925
Another surprise has been sprung upon the supporters of the Aberdeen Football Club. It is officially announced that James Jackson, the club’s versatile defender, has been transferred to Liverpool Football Club “at his own request.”
The news will cause a sensation, as Jackson has been one of the most consistently successful players on the club’s books, and following the departure of Alec Jackson and the absence of any notable signings, his transfer will not be welcomed locally.
Jackson was officially announced as having signed for Aberdeen for next season, and on the strength of his displays for the team either at half back or back the news gave general satisfaction, and the announcement that he has now been signed for Liverpool will not please the supporters of the Pittodrie club.
Jackson, who is the son of an old Scottish internationalist, joined Aberdeen from Motherwell two seasons ago. Previously he was associated with Queen’s Park. He is one of select few of English born players who have been capped for Scotland, he having been honoured by the Scottish League against the Irish League at right back in 1921.
(Evening Telegraph: May 21, 1925)