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Taylor: Francis Gerald (Jerry)

1949-1950 (Player Details)

Outside Left

Born: Magherafelt, Co Londonderry: 02-01-1923

Debut v Preston North End (h): 24-12-1949

5’6” 11st (1950)

Taylor, an Irish junior International played with Bangor in the Irish League and joined Leeds in July 1949. Leeds had two mercurial wingers in David Cochrane and Harold Williams, who didn’t miss many games, but Taylor got his chance when Cochrane was injured in December 1949. Williams switched flanks to replace him and Taylor came in on the left for the fixtures at home to Preston North End and at Barnsley two days later, but Cochrane was fit for the return Christmas fixture with Barnsley at Elland Road the following day. Taylor had to wait until Easter to get his third and final game for Leeds in the away fixture at Leicester City, when both first-choice wingers were injured. He worked as a Draughtsman in Ireland, where he returned at the end of the 1949-50 season.

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