The Welshman had just captured the number one jersey at first division Wolves in the 1938/39 season when his professional career was stopped in its tracks by the outbreak of World War II. After appearing for Wolves during the war he was deemed surplus to requirements as the League resumed due to the emergence of future England 'keeper, Bert Williams. The thirty-year-old jumped straight into George Kay's team and before the final League game of the season he was in a curious situation. Manchester United, Stoke and Wolves had the…
"His potential is unbelievable. He knows the game, and is very mature for his age. He is the best schoolboy prospect to be turned up for a very long time."
Stamford Bridge | Sunday 20 Sep 2020
Football is a funny old game. Three years ago, City were the best team in Europe and Champions League winners in waiting, Messi was going to finish his career in Barcelona, and Jordan Henderson was overrated.
Football is a truly global game now with most Premier League teams having a range of nationalities in their squad.
We can only be thankful that the “Lost Shankly Boy” was eventually found and encouraged to tell us all about his amazing journey.