October 6, 1943
Secretary Mr. Theo Kelly, of Everton, is able to announce five certainties, for Saturday’s “Derby” game at Goodison Park with Liverpool. They are Tommy Lawton, Alex Stevenson, Jimmy McIntosh, George Burnett and Jimmy Logie, is the Arsenal forward now in the Royal Navy who has been operating with Dunfermline Athletic.
I am assured Logie is a brilliant player with the creative powers of an Alex James. Thirteen players are included in Mr. Kelly’s provisional team sheet, and among them we find Tommy Sam and Jack Jones, Joe Mercer and Cliff Britton. If all the players turn up it will be a question of whom to leave out. George Jackson of course, is not available because of his muscle, injury.
Referring back to last Saturday I should like to emphasise that prior to the Burnley game Mr. Kelly, on the non-arrival of Jack Jones asked Jackson “Are you fit, George?” Jackson replied; “Yes, I’m all right,” so Mr. Kelly said; “You had better get your boots on then, in case Jack does not arrive.” And that is now Jackson became a member of the team.
Everton (from): George Burnett, Jack Jones, Sam Jones, Norman Greenhalgh, Cliff Britton, Tommy Jones, Joe Mercer, Stan Bentham, Jack Grant, Alex Stevenson, Tommy Lawton, Jimmy Logie, Jimmy McIntosh.
(Source: Evening Express: October 6, 1943; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited