June 28, 1938
Vic Wright, an inside forward, who has been with Plymouth Argyle for one season, was signed for Chelmsford City F.C. yesterday.
Wright joined Argyle in June, 1937, from Liverpool and played in most of the matches in the early part of the season as centre forward, inside right, or inside left. He was displaced, however, and only played for Argyle’s Second Division side occasionally in the second half of the season.
At the end of the season Wright was placed on the open-to-transfer list. No intimation of the signature had been received at Home Park last night, as Chelmsford City, not being members of the Football League, need not to notify the Plymouth club of the signing, nor pay a fee for the player.
Chelmsford City is a new club, formed during the close season upon Chelmsford F.C., one of the oldest amateur clubs in the country, being unable to carry on through the falling-off of their “gates.”
This new club, with Mr. “Billy” Walker, the former Sheffield Wednesday and England player, as manager, are hopeful of success, and Wright is the ninth professional they have signed, his signature being considered as one of the most important.
(Source: Western Morning News: June 29, 1938; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited