December 29, 1930
Liverpool introduced two youths into first-class football on Saturday, and both did credit to that popular North-East hunting ground.
They bear the honoured names too, for Andrew Aitken and Charlie Thompson were Scottish internationals, though the old Sunderland man’s name was spelt without the “p.”
The height of Aitken, the goalkeeper, is given officially as 5ft. 9in., but he does not look it. His nervousness probably lost his side a goal, but nevertheless he performed most creditably and is certainly a fine third string to Elisha Scott and Arthur Riley.
Thompson, who is a right half-back, was not quite so prominent as the goalkeeper, but he justified his inclusion in the team. Aitken and Thompson can be relied upon again-
Both players were secured during the course of last season.
(Athletic News, 29-12-1930)