Chance for youthful players

Friday, December 29 – 1939
Everton will play Bailey, a boy of 16, against Blackpool in a friendly match at Goodison Park tomorrow. He has been playing well for the B team and was formerly in the Liverpool schoolboys’ team. Bailey gets his chance because Wally Boyes is taking a weekend off to visit his home. Everton, however, may have Caskie in the side as there are hopes that he will be able to get off from his work as a draughtsman. Lawton returns to lead the attack after his international appearance and Mercer returns to right half, so that the probable team reads: Ted Sagar, George Jackson, Norman Greenhalgh, Joe Mercer, Tommy Jones, Gordon Watson, Jimmy Caskie, Stan Bentham, Tommy Lawton, Alex Stevenson, Gordon Bailey.
(Liverpool Daily Post, 29-12-1939)

Stan Bentham, Everton F.C.

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