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On this day in football history
- 1925 Jimmy Trotter scored 5 goals for Sheffield Wednesday against Stockport County in a Second Division match. Joined Wednesday in 1922 from Bury where he had been for three years. Moved to Torquay United in 1930 and Watford in 1932 where a knee injury forced him to give up the game. He had scored 164 goals in 257 League games. Became trainer to Charlton Athletic and manager in 1957 and left the club in October 1961 after 28 years service.
- 1934 Jack Smith, a free scoring centre forward of Huddersfield Town, transferred to Newcastle United. He moved to Manchester United in 1938 and after the War played for Blackburn Rovers and Port Vale. During his career 1933-1948 he scored 134 goals in 244 peace-time League matches.
- 1959 Bobby Johnstone, Manchester City's Scottish international inside right, transferred to Hibernian, the club they signed him from in March 1955. Began with Hibs in 1949 and won a Championship medal in 1951. Played in two Cup Finals with City, the second time being on the winning side, and scored in both. His second spell with Hibs lasted just a year and he came back to England to play for Oldham Athletic. Retired in 1965 when he had appeared in 501 Scottish & Football League games and scored 175 goals. Won 17 Scottish caps between 1951 and 1956.