South Yorkshire Times, August 20, 1949
Denaby United Players
Denaby United, who will be providing the finest around and dressing room accommodation in their career, have appointed Fred Osborne captain and Jack Rowney vice – captain. Osborne, now in his third season with the club, is still on Coventry’s books.
Rowney was signed from Scunthorpe United towards the end of last season, when Denaby transferred Dale to Scunthorpe.
The club have 14 signed players. They are:—
Goalkeeper:— Smith (with Denaby last season, formerly with Shrewsbury).
Backs:— Vardy (ex-Harworth, last season with Denaby), Lockwood (ex-Wath Wanderers).
Half-Backs :—Osborne, Thompson (newcomer, from Peterborough), Lee (Scunthorpe, newcomer), Saxton (picture) (last season with Goole Town, wartime player with Kilmarnock), McGuinness (a Scot, new to Denaby).
Forwards:— Boardman (another new recruit, ex-Ossett Town), Brown (from Stafford Rangers, Birmingham League Club), Rowney, Booth (from Bramley, Rotherham, Maltby R.O.F. player), Taylor (ex-Scunthorpe) and Edwards ex-Lincoln City, one of Denaby’s latest signings).