March 3, 1942
Bill Jones, the young Glossop soldier-footballer, is the boy who might solve Liverpool’s centre-half problem. He has been selected to play in the position against Rochdale at Anfield on Saturday, which is Liverpool’s final home game in the War Cup Qualifying Competition.
Manager Mr. George Kay made the experiment of playing Jones, an inside forward, at centre-half during the closing stages of the match against Sheffield United last Saturday, and the lad did exceptionally well. Besides Harry Kaye was much happier at wing half.
Jones is expected to be on leave next week-end, and so will try and shoulder the Tom Bush job. Well, he has the build and the football skill for the task.
Stan Eastham and Kaye will be available for the wing half-back positions, and so Fred Haycock, of Aston Villa, will be released for service at inside left as partner to Liddell. This should mean added strength all round.
Nieuwenhuys will once again return to outside right, and will have Carney as his partner, Done continuing as leader.
Liverpool: Alf Hobson, Roy Guttridge, Ray Lambert,, Stan Eastham, Bill Jones, Harry Kaye, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Len Carney, Cyril Done, Fred Haycock, Billy Liddell.
(Evening Express: March 3, 1942)