George Clay,

George Clay was a forward who was signed from South Liverpool in August 1912.
He played in the 1st practice match at the start of the season and large number of games for the reserves.

When George Clay signed for Exeter City in 1912, the presss wrote the following:- 

The following notes were written before the F. A's. decision was made known, which meant his return to South Liverpool, and are intended for purposes of reference in connection with the extent of Exeter City's actual signing-on work during the close season: Born at Preston 22 years ago, Clay is 5ft.6ins., and 10st.41b. Though the smallest man on the side, he will have to be reckoned seriously with in the coming campaign. He has brought Cooper out of his shell, and is the ideal
partner for an inside-right who knows his play. One of the best wingers, in fact, in Lancashire Combination football last year, South Liverpool had counted on him staying with them, and did not take at all kindly to his decision to come West. He is little, but of very sturdy build, and as hard as the proverbial nails. As a boy he played for St. Michael's School, Preston. Then he appeared at inside-right for Lostock Hall, a junior team in the Preston and District League.
His next venture was with Hindley Central in the Lancashire Combination, and when seventeen he signed amateur forms for Preston North End. Last year with South Liverpool he played outside-right for the first time, and thus began his partnership with Cooper, which brought them both to the front very rapidly."

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