Wales call new boy Price as more quit


Tuesday, September 30 – 1969
Peter Price, unknown 19-year-old Peterborough striker, seems certain to make his international debut for Wales tomorrow in the Under 23 match against England at Ashton Gate, Bristol. Price and Wrexham wing-half Mickey Evans, 21, were called up last night by the hard-pressed Welsh selectors, after Dick Krzywicki and Dennis Hawkins, had pulled out of the squad.

West Bromwich Albion want winger or centre forward Krzywicki for their third round League Cup replay against Ipswich at The Hawthorns tomorrow. And centre forward Hawkins is needed by Shrewsbury, sixth from the bottom of the Third Division, for tomorrow’s home game against promotion hopefuls Torquay.

Price, from Acrefair, near Wrexham, joined Liverpool from school four years ago. But apparently he was not considered first team material and Liverpool released him fifteen months ago. He signed for Peterborough and scored eleven goals in twenty-four League games last season. So far this season he counts four.

Evans, playing a big part in Wrexham’s current Fourth Division success, played for the Welsh Under-23 team against Northern Ireland two years ago. And Wales face more trouble today. Inside forward Wayne Jones has a twisted ankle and is out of the Bristol Rovers’ side against Tranmere tonight. He is having treatment but his chance of passing a fitness test this morning are only slight.

England also make another change – their fifth since announcing the team a week ago. Sam Ellis, Sheffield Wednesday centre half, replaces Derby’s Roy McFarlane, who has a groin injury.
(Copyright: Daily Mirror, 30-09-1969)

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