It is expected that the first set of new players secured from Scotland and Ireland will arrive on Monday, ready for intensive training, which will begin next Tuesday afternoon. Four of the new players sailed via Montreal on Saturday, August 11, and the second group will sail on August 18.
Arrangements are being made for an exhibition game between Philadelphia and Bethlehem on August 25. Since September 1 has been set for the opening of the league, all arrangements for fast preliminary competition are being made in order to start the steel booters off at a fast clip.
Johnny Granger, veteran for many years, has been placed on the transfer list because of difficulty in arranging the financial part of his contract. The only player who has not as yet agreed to terms is Edwards, veteran goalie last year. He is at present practicing with the team and it is expected that with the return of Manager Lewis, final negotiations will be made.
It is expected that the squad will number about 19 this season, with the list being completed about next week. Jock Ferguson will be the trainer this season.
The players in training now are: Terris, halfback; H. Reid, fullback; "Bill" Allen, fullback; W. and J. Barrie, fullbacks; "Bill" Carnihan, halfback; "Bob" McGregor, halfback; "Johnny" Rollo, inside right' "Archie" Stark, well-known center forward; "Tom" Gillespie, outside right.