May 16, 1930
Tranmere Rovers have signed Albert Shears, the versatile half-back of the Liverpool Football Club. Shears had had a number of clubs, and at Liverpool he has played with success at centre half-back, full back, wing half-back, and centre forward; in fact, he threatened to make a big name as a centre forward, getting a crop of goals with his sure heading.
He came from Preston North End, is experienced, and trustworthy, and when he played for the first team in Cup-ties, acting as deputy, he never let his club down.
Tranmere have obtained a good man at a “ready” fee. Perhaps his biggest misfortune was that he was known as an all-rounder; he was dropped in at any position forward or defending, and the result is he never “got hold” of one particular position.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: May 16, 1930)