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Born: Bonnybridge d.o.b: 26 April 1936

Position: Goalkeeper

Teams Seasons Apps. Gls.

Source : Bo’ness United

Hibernian 56-60 31 0

Rotherham United 60-61 1 0

Stirling Albion 61-62 11 0

Berwick Rangers 62-63 14 0

to Hellenic (S. Africa)

Quoted from: Tottenham Hotspur vs Hibernian October 31, 1956

The goalkeeping position has inadvertently been in a state of flux since the close season transfer of Younger to Liverpool. That is not through the lack of good ‘keepers’, but is caused by two of them, Jack Wren and Lawrie Leslie, being at present in the services. Wren, who played recently for the R.A.F. against an F.A. XI at Sheffield, is stationed near Blackpool, while Leslie is with the royal artillery at Coventry. It is possible that neither may play tonight, and in that event the job will fall to young John Proudfoot, who lives and works as a joiner in his father’s business literally in the shadow of the famous Forth Bridge at South Queensferry. John’s first game in the first team, incidentally, was against Spurs at Easter Road in September. He also played against Newcastle in the same series of floodlit matches.

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