June 29, 1939
Wrexham’s goalkeeper, George Poland, was transferred yesterday to Liverpool F.C. The concluding negotiations on behalf of the Anfield club were conducted by Messrs. George Patterson and Walter Cartwright. The transfer fee is one of the biggest ever received by the Wrexham club, and should be particularly welcome in view of the bank overdraft, which is approaching £4,000.
Poland is a custodian of outstanding skill. Many a time in Wrexham’s Third Division games an opponent with a 100-1 chance of scoring has been foiled by his brilliance. The Anfield Road club has paid a big price for him – big, that is, for goalkeepers, who as a class do not appear to rank very high in the professional market, but there is every reason to believe that it is an investment which will turn out to be a sound one.
Poland is 24, weighs 11st. 6lb., and stands 5ft. 10in. He got his chance with Wrexham at the beginning of last season through an injury to Pat McMahon, with the result that he played in all but three of the Northern Section League matches.
(Source: Liverpool Daily Post: June 30, 1939)