Thursday, December 14 – 1939
Lindley will take Mercer’s place in Everton’s team to visit Blackburn on Saturday. Joe Mercer cannot make the journey in time. The Everton club, therefore have given permission for him to play for Chester against Bury at Chester.
Everton: Ted Sagar, George Jackson, Norman Greenhalgh, Maurice Lindley, Tommy Jones, Gordon Watson, Fred Sweeney, Stan Bentham, Bunny Bell, Alex Stevenson, Wally Boyes.
(Evening Express, 14-12-1939)