March 22, 1945
Everton will introduce a new guest player for the their North Cup first round tie with Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday. This is Jimmy Morris, of Stockport County, who will play at centre-half. Morris who is a “big un” comes with the strongest recommendations. Morris played for the County against Liverpool on the opening day of the season, but since then has played regularly for Aldershot in the League South.
Secretary Mr. Theo Kelly is confident that Morris is just the man needed to hold up the Liverpool inside forwards. Everton will not have Syd Rawlings for this week, but may have him – and Joe Mercer – the following week for the return.
Everton are still awaiting word from Preston regarding the availability of Jimmy McIntosh, but if Stevenson’s knee improves as it has done in the past couple of days, the Irish international will play. Stevenson did not go with the Services, touring team to the Continent because of lack of accommodation which is a nice “break” for Everton if he proves to be fit.
Harry Catterick the centre-forward who returned to activity last Saturday after blood poisoning and scored four goals against Manchester City, will be at outside-right. That lends “bite” to the line.
Liverpool have no definite team news yet, but Billy Liddell has been transferred to a new station, and nothing will be known until he telephones.
Everton (from); George Burnett, George Jackson, Norman Greenhalgh, Jack Grant, Jimmy Morris, Gordon Watson, Harry Catterick, Stan Bentham, Cec Wyles, Alex Stevenson, Jimmy McIntosh, Wally Boyes.
(Evening Express: March 22, 1945)