June 11, 1937
It is expected that Vic Wright, the Liverpool forward, will sign for Plymouth Argyle today. The player has promised to do so.
“The Western Morning News” Liverpool correspondent wires: –
Vic Wright was born in the football home of Bloxwich, in the Midlands, an first played for the Strollers, who were a power in the game.
Later he advanced to nearby Walsall, and after a spell under the managership of Mr. Alex Raisbeck at Bristol City he went to Rotherham there impressing Sheffield Wednesday.
After one season with Wednesday he returned to Rotherham. Still the First Division managers sought his services, and he left Rotherham for Liverpool, where he had a spell of four years’ First Division service.
He is a fleet, tall young man, and stands nearly 6ft. in height. He is an adept at angling a ball or edging it on, and in front of goal he can be devastating, because he has a vast stride that can sweep through the opposition, his dummy swerve being of an upsetting character.
His best form for Liverpool has been at centre forward, but one wonders whether he likes the heavy work due from centres or prefers to be a key man and schemer at inside right or inside left. He can take any of the three inside positions, and therefore in that respect alone he is worth more than the £1,000 paid by Plymouth.
Millwall, Reading, and others thought of taking him, but arguing about the original price of £2,000, reduced by the league to a half, Plymouth stepped in and took their man.
A very keen player, Wright in Plymouth service should obtain goals, because he is built for the task.
(Source: Western Morning News: June 11, 1937; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited