Season preview 1927/28 – Lincoln City F.C. (The Athletic News)


Monday, August 1 – 1927
Lincoln City have made few changes compared with previous seasons. Indeed except in goal, they may reopen with the side seen out in most of the matches of the two closing months of 1926-7. Two new goalkeepers have been secured, David P. Russell, of Crossgate, and L.G. Hill, who has played for Rochdale. There is also Bill Sissons, who had his forearm broken in a Reserve match last September. He is still under treatment, following several operations, but hopes to play again.

Two other players, Blunt and Richards, have also been under treatment for injuries, and it is hard to say what may be possible regarding them, though Richards is likely to be ready for a trial soon. A. Worthy, who successfully understudied Alf Saxby in the Chesterfield team, is the principal newcomer at back, and a right or left half in A. Freeman, from Sutton, and R. Keating, a centre forwards, who hails from Newcastle, are other signatures. A Nottingham goalkeeper, H. Fletcher, and two local players, G.A. Todd (outside right) and E.A. Edwards (inside left) have signed as amateurs.

Of the departures, Lester Marshall, Harold Armitage, and John McGrahan – the last named as player-coach – have gone to Scarborough, while Stan Sayer has joined Southend. Mr. Horace Henshall, secretary, has left to become secretary-manager of his old club Notts County, and Mr. Harry Parkes has come from Chesterfield to take up the corresponding duties at Sincil Bank. Ted Wynter remains as trainer, and has Dan Ludkin as assistant. The ground accommodation has been considerably improved.

Len Hill,
Islington,
Goalkeeper,
5ft. 11in., 13st.;

Dave Russell,
Crossgates (Fifeshire),
Goalkeeper,
5ft. 10½in., 11st. 7lb.;

H. Fletcher,
Nottingham,
Goalkeeper,
5ft. 9in., 11st.;

Jimmy Bissett,
Scotland,
Right back,
5ft. 11in., 13st.;

Paddy McConville,
Belfast,
Left back,
5ft. 9in., 11st. 2lb.;

Albert Worthy,
Pilsby (Derbyshire),
Right back,
5ft. 8in., 11st. 7lb.;

Alf Freeman,
Sutton,
Right or left half-back,
5ft. 6½in., 11st. 7lb.;

Joe Robson,
Durham,
Centre half-back,
5ft. 11in., 11st. 7lb.;

Edward Gillott,
Sheffield,
Centre half-back,
5ft. 9½in., 10st. 7lb.;

Alf “Pally” Hale,
Kiveton Park,
Left half-back,
5ft. 9in., 11st. 2lb.;

Alf Basnett,
Burnley,
Half-back,
5ft. 9in., 11st. 7lb.;

Charlie Bosbury,
Southampton,
Outside right,
5ft. 10½in., 11st. 10lb.;

G.A. Todd,
Lincoln,
Outside right,
5ft. 10in., 11st. 7lb.;

Harry Pringle,
Chester-le-Street,
Inside right,
5ft. 7in., 11st.;

Billy Dinsdale,
Darlington,
Centre forward,
5ft. 11in., 13st.;

Reg Keating,
Newcastle-on-Tyne,
Centre-forward,
5ft. 9½in., 11st.;

Tom Maidment,
Sunderland,
Inside forward,
5ft. 11in., 11st. 7lb.;

Harold Andrews,
Lincoln,
Inside left,
5ft. 10in., 11st.;

E.A. Edwards,
Lincoln,
Inside left,
5ft. 8in., 11st. 7lb.;

Frank Pegg,
Long Eaton,
Outside left,
5ft. 8in., 11st.;

William Hamilton,
Belfast,
Outside left,
5ft. 10in., 12st.
(The Athletic News, 01-08-1927)

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