February 21, 1926
You remember Hector Lawson who, after acting as left wing understudy at Ibrox, was transferred at quite a respectable figure to Liverpool, and who returned to Scotland and Airdrieonians this season?
I believe Airdrie paid quite a decent figure for Lawson rather more than they are in the habit of expending on a transfer, and Lawson himself was in receipt of a good wage from them.
However, Lawson developed a minor leg trouble – varicose veins, I think, which required to be cut out. In consequence of this Airdrie cancelled Lawson’s engagement with them – acting quite rightly and legally in so doing – but under the League agreement they still hold the player’s League transfer.
Lawson has now had his ailment put right, and is thoroughly fit and sound. Although Airdrie have assured Lawson that they will not be difficult to deal with if any club should seek his services, yet the player is not quite satisfied and considers he is entitled to a free transfer. I believe the League may be asked to adjudicate.
(The Sunday Post: February 21, 1926)