September 28, 1939
Clubs all over the country are making application for the services of players of other clubs residing in their home towns. Liverpool have received permission to play to well-known players. The club has to make preparations for the future, for they will not always be able to call on their Army players.
Albert Malam, diminutive Doncaster Rovers inside-forward and captain, will play for the Reds when required, and so will Bill Ratcliffe, the burly Oldham Athletic centre-half. Both played for New Brighton, and Malam passed to Huddersfield Town before joining Doncaster.
Charlie Leyfield, the former Everton player, will play for Chester – by permission of Doncaster Rovers.
(Evening Express: September 29, 1939)