Harold Salt

Harold Salt

Harold Salt had an amazingly chequered football career which took him to numerous clubs. Having appeared for Sheffield Wednesday in the last two seasons of regional football during the Great War, he was on the books of Ecclesfield United when recruited by the Albion in March 1921.

The fair-haired Yorkshireman was a centre-half at this juncture and made his first-team debut as such, but was converted into an inside-forward during the 1921-22 season and had a run in the side toward the end of the campaign. With Andy Neil and Billy McAllister holding the inside berths, though, he had little chance of making the team on a regular basis and was released in May 1922 to join Mexborough back in his native county.

After a spell with Peterborough & Fletton United in the Southern Eastern League, Harold returned to the Football League with Queen’s Park Rangers in May 1926 where he enjoyed only a moderate season before another sojourn in part-time football with Southern League side Grays Thurrock United.

Then, in January 1928, Crystal Palace offered him yet another opportunity to make the grade and he set out on the most successful part of his career, assisting the ‘Glaziers’ to the runner’s-up spot in the Third Division (South) in 1928-29 before transferring to Brentford in May 1929. In his first season at Griffin Park the ‘Bees’ also took second place in the Southern Section, and he remained with the Middlesex club for three years before being released to join Walsall in May 1932. where he saw out his League career with ten Third Division (North) outings during 1932-33.

In the summer of 1933, Harold joined Yeovil & Petter’s United in the Southern League.

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