Cardiff call up Toshack for cup


Wednesday, November 17 – 1965
Injury hit Cardiff call up John Toshack, 16, an apprentice professional at inside left for tonight’s League Cup quarter final tie against Ipswich at Ninian Park.

Toshack, a Welsh schoolboy international last season came on as substitute against Leyton Orient last Saturday and scored a goal in Cardiff’s 3-1 win.

But this is the first time he has been picked for the first team.

Said manager Jimmy Scoular “John is a fine prospect and I have no fears about him.”

Toshack joined Cardiff as an apprentice professional when he left School last summer.

He has played regularly for the reserves and scored six goals.

George Johnston, 18, Cardiff’s top scorer with 17 goals, switches from inside left to inside right, and Gareth Williams moves to centre half in place of injured Graham Coldrick.

Ipswich beaten 1-0 in a Second Division game at Cardiff three weeks ago, also have injury problems.

They will name their side after inside forwards Gerry Baker and John Colrain and centre forward Jack Bolton have fitness tests this morning.

Burnley hope their skipper and Irish international full back Alex Elder, who injured his ankle last week, will be fit for their quarter-final tie at Peterborough.
(Daily Mirror, 17-11-1965)

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