After an excellent start to the 1930/31 season with Rotherham United in Third Division North when he scored eight goals in seven matches Wright was sold to first division Sheffield Wednesday. Wright struggled to get a game for Wednesday and returned the following season to Rotherham. Liverpool saw something in him that Wednesday might have missed and Wright played in seven of the last nine League matches of that 1933/34 season for Liverpool and scored twice. In 1934/35 he and Hodgson scored 46 League goals between them, with Wright scoring 19…
“I received a hot tip from a fellow in Dundee about a youngster he rated ‘the best kid ever seen in Scotland’. I drove north to see this boy play. When he ran out his socks were by his ankles. He looked slovenly. Something I don’t like. After only 10 minutes I left. The trip was a complete waste of time. The kid didn’t deserve the rave reviews. He was never going to make the grade. There are many bad scouts sending in reports to clubs. Claiming expenses for their efforts. Many clubs would do better sending their expenses to charity! Their scout’s judgement isn’t up to scratch. I admit I’m not infallible. But I hope to be right 80% of the time.”
Cardiff City Stadium | Sunday 21 Apr 2019
Liverpool is now focused on the Champions League and Premier League. But the club will be scouting for potential stars to sign across Europe now that the summer transfer window is just a few months away.
LFChistory.net was fortunate enough to spend a fair bit of time recently with Jamie and his dad, Philly, who is a legend in his own right!
LFChistory.net is very happy to have linked up with Steve Hothersall's Kick-off show on Radio City Talk.