December 22, 1942
Liverpool will have the assistance of two newcomers for the Christmas holiday matches. They are Steve Hughes, the amateur centre-half from New Brighton, who will be in the district, and Jimmy Logie, the Arsenal inside forward.
Hughes was always a tower of strength to the Rakers and should prove an asset, while Logie is one of the George Allison youngsters who has been assisting Dunfermline Athletic recently in the Scottish N.E. League.
Secretary-manager Mr. George Kay has named 14 players from which he will select his side for the two holiday engagements – a visit to Prenton Park to oppose Tranmere Rovers on Christmas Day, and the first of the cup-ties on Saturday, when Wrexham will be at Anfield.
Fagan will be on leave to skipper the side and Westby, of Blackburn Rovers, is included among the backs. Three backs, four half-backs and seven forwards should ensure that Mr. Kay has plenty of talent for these two games at a period when team selection is a difficult task.
Willis, the reserve goalkeeper, is home on leave from the Fleet Air Arm and will be available for Christmas games, during which the Reserves visit Fazackarley on Boxing Day, while the Colts oppose the Prescot and District League at Prescot Cables’ ground on Saturday.
Liverpool (from): Alf Hobson, Fred Williams, Roy Guttridge, Jack Westby, Harry Kaye, Eric Keen, Jack Pilling, Steve Hughes, Dick Dorsett, Willie Fagan, Jack Balmer, Cyril Done, Fred Haycock, Michael Hulligan, Jimmy Logie.
(Source: Evening Express: December 22, 1942; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited