Everton hopes


October 6, 1943
Mr. Theo Kelly is endeavoring to turn out an extra-special side for Saturday’s Derby game with Liverpool at Goodison Park, and hopes to have Britton and Mercer in the team alongside Tommy Jones, making an all-international half back line.

Lawton is certain at centre forward and Stevenson crosses to the right flank to allow Logie, of Arsenal to come in at right inside. Logie is a certain starter this time, and Bentham is general utility man, ready to counter any late-on emergency in either half back or forward line. Sam Jones is named in one of the three probable full backs, as Jackson’s injury puts him out of court for the time being.

Everton are going all out to reverse Liverpool’s win in the charity game last August. The team will be finally settled 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: Liverpool Echo: October 6, 1943; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited

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