SUNDERLAND have circularised Football League clubs stating that Brian Chambers (right), who is in dispute over the terms of his contract, is available for transfer at a fee of £25,000, writes Argus. This action has been taken on the ruling of an independent tibunal, consisting of an independent chairman and representatives of the Football League and the Professional Footballers’ Association. If there is no satisfactory conclusion within a month, either the club or the player can refer the matter back to the tribunal.
Manager Bob Stokoe released this news last night and added that he was giving Chambers the earliest possible opportunities to impress interested club by naming him at No. 8 in the Sunderland Reserves side which visits York City tonight in the North Midlands League Cup quarter-final replay.
Graham Southwick, scorer of Sunderland’s goal in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup last night, will be in action again at Bootham Crescent tonight, but the only other youth team player on call is Matt Robson, who is named as substitute.
Team: Forster; Thompson, Rankin; Harrison, Tones, Heppleworth; Blyth, Chambers, Lathan, Southwick, Shannon. Substitute, Robson.
Story taken from the Sunderland Echo on February 21 1973.