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Harrison: Peter

1948-1952 (Player Details)

Outside Right

Born: Sleaford, Lincolnshire: 25-10-1927

Debut: v Southampton (a): 17-09-1949

5’6” 9st 2lb (1951)

He played for a works side, Aveling and Barford, before signing as an amateur under Major Frank Buckley at Notts County He remained an amatur when he next joined Peterborough United, from where he was recruited for Leeds by new Manager Frank Buckley in August 1948 He turned professional five months later in January 1949. He played Army representative football when recruited for National Service and serving in the RAOC in Germany. The Leeds Manager had signed the speedy wingman as an understudy to the mercurial David Cochrane, whose fine career was now starting to come to an end. Harrison had balance, skill and speed and enjoyed a scoring debut for United, but an inclination to hang on to the ball probably restricted his appearances. Initially playing as a left-winger he soon settled on the right-wing as replacement for the retired Cochrane and, in Harrison and Harold Williams, United had two wingers capable of playing on either flank. He held a regular place at Elland Road until he moved to Bournemouth in August 1952. After one hundred and seventy-two League appearances, in which he scored thirty-four goals, for the Cherries, he moved to Reading in June 1957. He stayed there just over two years scoring five times in forty appearances, before joining Southport in July 1959. He enjoyed three seasons there, scoring twenty-two times in one hundred and twenty-six appearances before moving on to Non-League football with Macclesfield in 1962 and then a year later, in the 1963-64 season, he joined Runcorn. After his playing days were over he moved to Cardiff City where he was trainer and youth team coach at Ninian Park until 1984. He and John Charles were best man at each other’s wedding. He died at Llandough Mid-Glamorgan on 25th July 2006.

League 659
F.A. Cup 20