Another home game for soccer fans will be on tap on the Bethlehem Steel athletic field on Saturday afternoon when the strong Brooklyn Wanderers, conquerors of Bethlehem in an early season exhibition game, come to this city to meet the Steel Workers in their own bailiwick. This will be the final home game for a long spell, for in the weeks following, the home club will be called upon for some road playing.
The loss of Johnny Granger and Johnny Rollo, both inside forwards, who sustained injuries in the Providence game, is keenly regretted by the management, although there is some consolation in knowing that with the new men signed for this season this department of the team is well fortified with reserve talent.
With Rollo and Granger on the bench the management is somewhat in a quandary in making a selection for these two important berths. Inside lefts are not as abundant as forwards on the right wing, and it is more than probable that Arthur Robertson will receive the assignment. Robertson played the position in one game this season and least year, when Goldie was out with injuries, went good at outside left.
The inside job on the right side will probably to "Jim" Purvis, the former Fleisher Yarn forward. On the front line Purvis is quite versatile and has played positions at center forward, inside and even outside right. Purvis also played in several games for Bethlehem this season. Georgie Forrest has been used at outside right in the majority of the games this season and it is probable that he will be given a rest on Saturday and Johnny Jaap assigned to his position. Local fans have not yet seen Jaap in act ion and the change for Saturday's game against Brooklyn would probably be an interesting feature.
Just what assignments will be made on the forward line will hardly be determined until alter in the week, and especially not until after the big weekly scrimmage which takes place on Thursday afternoon. About the only jobs certain for Saturday's game are those of Stark, at center forward; Malcolm Goldie, at outside left, and the center halfback line comprising "Whitey" McDonald, "Bob" MacGregor and "Bill" Carnihan.