Tuesday, August 8 – 1939
Three new professionals on view.
Young players get their chance.
Football again tomorrow! The first big practice match is down for decision, and Merseyside enthusiasts will have the chance of seeing Liverpool F.C. players in action. The match takes place at Anfield tomorrow evening, when he probable first team – The Reds – face the team of the youngsters – The Whites. The players have been training in camp with the Territorials, and are in fine condition.
Two notable absentees from tomorrow’s trial will be Ron Jones, who is in the Militia, and Stan Eastham, who is still in camp. Tommy Cooper and Arthur Riley are not included because their capabilities are well-known to everyone, and the club deem it wiser to give the younger players a run.
There will be three new professionals on view. They are George Poland, the new goalkeeper from Wrexham, who plays for the Whites; Paisley, the new left half-back from Bishop Auckland; and Lambert, the 17-year-old former Welsh international schoolboy, who figures at right-half for the Whites.
The Reds’ team as a familiar look, being practically last season’s regular Football League side.
The players in this match will be numbered.
Liverpool will hold a second trial the following Wednesday and then comes the Jubilee game against Everton.
Reds. – Dirk Kemp, Jim Harley, Bernard Ramsden, Matt Busby, Tom Bush, Jimmy McInnes, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Phil Taylor, Willie Fagan, Jack Balmer, Herman Van Den Berg.
Whites. – George Poland, Fred Rogers, Keith Peters, Ray Lambert, Jack Easdale, Bob Paisley, William Pinnington, Harry Eastham, Cyril Done, George Paterson, Bill Kinghorn.
(Evening Express, 08-08-1939, by ‘Pilot’)