March 21, 1940
Preston North End have shown greater enterprise devising a scheme to encourage and coach junior players than any other Football League club. In the West Riding, both Huddersfield Town and Bradford have organised junior competitions, to be played at Leeds Road and Park Avenue; but in addition to arranging a series of matches, Preston have provided for the coaching of the teams as well.
Harry Holdcroft, Tom Smith, Bill Shankly and Frank Gallimore have each been placed in charge of a team, and will not only coach them, but referee their practice matches.
The senior players, of course, are quite pleased with the prospect of earning extra money and in this respect Preston are the first club whose desire to assist players has taken the form of spending money on the game.
(Yorkshire Evening Post: March 21, 1940)
Bill Shankly, Preston North End F.C.