January 26, 1935
Ronald Dellow, Mansfield Town’s clever young scoring outside-right, was transferred to Manchester City after the match at Chesterfield, on Saturday. The fee – a record for Mansfield – is believe to reach four figures.
Dellow’s transfer creates no real surprise, for several First Division clubs had been angling or his signature. Negotiations with the Manchester City officials had reached an advanced stage at Field Mill a week before, and the important deal was completed in the Chesterfield board room.
Only 21 years of age, Dellow spent last season in Blackburn Rovers’ second team. Mr. H. Martin, the Mansfield manager who secured his signature last summer, saw in him a potential match winner, and such he has proved to be.
Finding a regular place in the League team after a couple of matches, the young winger has scored 10 goals in 24 League appearances, and two in three Cup ties, forcing his way to second place in the scoring list. Brimful of confidence and pluck, he is unusually speedy, can worry his way through the strongest opposition, and specialises in cutting in from the wing and finishing with a strong right foot shot.
It is interesting to note that Dellow began his career as a midshipman, and played football against all sorts of teams, composed of Germans, Chinese, Japanese and Malays. It was while on leave from his ship that he joined Bootle St. Mary’s, for whom he scored 20 goals in 15 matches two seasons ago, a feat which got him a trial as an amateur at Blackburn. Under careful supervision he should make a big name for himself. He is 5ft. 9in. in height and weighs 10st. 5lb.
(Nottingham Evening Post: January 28, 1935)