Dryden, Jack

Birth Date

21st August 1908


Broomhill, Northumberland



Biographical Text

Jack Dryden played for Exeter City during 1934/35.  He joined the club from Newcastle United and later played for Sheffield United, Bristol City and Burnley.

Described as one of the "fastest wingers in the game" when he signed for Exeter City in the summer of 1934, Jack had played for Pegswood United and Ashington prior to joining Newcastle United in August 1932. Scoring one goal in five league outings for the Magpies, he made his Exeter City debut against Newport County at St James’ Park in August 1934.

In and out of the side, Jack never really established himself as a first-teamer and played in fewer than half of City's league games during his solitary season at St James' Park. Nonetheless he joined Division Two Sheffield United for the 1935/36 season where he netted five goals in 19 starts.

Jack then enjoyed success with Bristol City scoring 13 goals in 63 league appearances befoe finishing his Football League career with  Burnley in the run-up to the war. He later played for non-league Peterborough United after the war and died in Northumberland in 1975.







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