Peter Jackson (footballer born 1905)

Peter Jackson (Footballer Born 1905)

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Peter Jackson (footballer born 1905)

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Peter Jackson (1905 – 9 May 1986) was a football player and manager. His twin sons Peter and David were also professional footballers. Both played under their father at Wrexham and Bradford City.

Playing career

Born in Luddendon Foot, Halifax, England, Jackson started his career in local football first with his hometown club before joining Hebden Bridge. In 1924, he joined league side Stoke as a half back. He spent ten years at the Victoria Ground during which time the club changed its name to Stoke City and became one of the top clubs in the country. Jackson's career spanned three divisions but he only played 71 games.

In 1934, he moved to Southend United but after just three games he returned to the Stoke City in the role as assistant manager.

Managerial career

Jackson's return to the Victoria Ground was as assistant manager to the club's new manager Bob McGrory in 1935. In November 1950, he took his first full managerial role at Wrexham. He made history by giving debuts to his twin sons Peter and David.

Jackson Senior moved to Bradford City in February 1955 after Ivor Powell was sacked. Both his sons followed him from Wales to West Yorkshire. City were forced to apply for re-election in Jackson's first season following a poor run of form under Powell. Jackson's first full season saw the team come 8th in Third Division followed by a 9th place finish in 1956–57. In 1957–58 the club recorded its best post-war position...
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