Player of the Day: Albert McInroy

by Stuart Vose

Twenties goalkeeper - who made more than 200 appearances for the Lads - profiled.

Originally an outside-left during his schooldays, Albert soon converted to goalkeeper and was one of the Twenties' best custodians.

He joined Sunderland in 1923 and spent six years as the club's first choice between the sticks.

He was described as "one of the smartest and most daring goalkeepers in England" in a 1926 report and made a total of 227 senior appearances for the club.

He later played for Newcastle, Leeds and Gateshead and chalked up a total of 496 Football League appearances as well as being capped once by England in 1927.

Albert retired around 1939 but guested with Stockton and other clubs around the north east during the Second World War.