Blackburn’s bold move for ‘Baldy’

Blackburn-born Jack Reynolds joined Villa
from West Bromwich Albion in 1893.

Blackburn Rovers are badly in want of new players, and are making strenuous efforts to strengthen their team. An emissary from Rovers was in Birmingham last week to persuade, if possible, the Villa to transfer Jack Reynolds to them, but the League Champions do not intend to part with the “veteran” yet awhile: he will be very useful should one of the regular halves get injured or go “off colour”. Though his appearance betokens his age, Reynolds is by no means the oldest player belonging to the Villa club, and he has plenty of good football in him yet.

Source: a local newspaper report, December 11, 1896

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