The fullback department, which has caused the home club no little concern since the start of the new league will be somewhat relieved this coming weekend and the relief will not be temporary. William Finlayson, former New Bedford player, will help solve the situation.
Finlayson, a halfback, was used as a fullback in several games and impressed as being quite capable in that position. However, his interests in New Bedford where he has been located since he signed for the local club made it impossible for him to be available for every game. All that will be changed after this week for Finlayson cleaning up his affairs is expected to come to Bethlehem to establish his permanent residence.
Johnny Jaap was also missing in the lineup against the Giants but will probably be very much in evidence when the Gotham booters comer here . The clever little inside right has carefully nursed an injured leg and it is understood will be available to take his regular position on Saturday afternoon.
The three Browns, Jock, Johnny and Davie, each of whom is an important cog in the New York machine, will be seen in action and of this trio there is little to chose which is the most important to the club. Jock is a good custodian, whose sensational work between the uprights contributed greatly to the triumph of this team yesterday and a goalie who never fails to appear at his best when playing against Bethlehem. John is a big and sturdy fullback while Davie, the diminutive member of the Brown trio, needs no introduction to soccer fans. With the veteran Davie on the forward line the opposing defense can always expect plenty of trouble.
The Giants will present the same team that defeated Bethlehem in the Christmas game.