November 20, 1952
Don Welsh, the Liverpool manager, is hoping it is true that the postman always knocks twice. He might get another potential star footballer. For Ronnie Moran, 17, chosen yesterday to make his first League appearance at Derby on Saturday, was recommended to the club by a postman who delivers letters to a Liverpool director’s house.
That was three years ago and Ronnie, an apprentice electrician from Crosby, was signed as a part-time professional as soon as he was seventeen. He has been playing particularly well for the reserves.
Moran comes in at left back in an all-reserve defence due to injuries. He will be partnered by Steve Parr, who gets his first League game of the season because Bill Jones moves from right back to centre-half as deputy for Laurie Hughes.
Russell Crossley keeps goal in place of the injured Charles Ashcroft.
(Daily Mirror: November 20, 1952)