Top class right-back who got his break at Christmas in the
1933/34 season and became a regular at the start of the following
campaign. Selected for England at the age of 21, his talent was
recognised by all who saw him, and it was no surprise that many
other bigger clubs wanted his services. In the end, Leeds needed
the money, so he went down to Spurs in summer 1938, but never
settled in London and wanted to return to the north. Manchester
City came in with a bid, and he signed up for the Blues on the day
before Spurs were due to play them at Maine Road. Having travelled
north with his old team-mates, he faced them on the following day.
During the war he guested for Port Vale, Millwall, Aldershot and
Wrexham, and made 3 appearances for England in wartime
internationals. After the war he returned to Maine Road and helped
City to the 1947 Division 2 title before dropping down a level to
play for Ashton United for a season. He later switched his
north-west allegiances to Bolton, coaching and scouting for
Hi I'm Hugo Sproston I just wanted to find out whether Bert was
a relation, because of the name and I'm also a great right
Sam Sproston says: Hi my name is sam sproston my grandfather was
a distant relative of berts I have researched his playing career
and received letters from Nat Lofthouse and Jimmy Armfield .
Susan Bradley nee Sproston says: I'm researching Sproston
history and would love to hear from you if you are a Sproston or if
you have any info on Bert Sproston's parents (my father still
maintains he was a cousin) www.sproston.org.uk
ed sproston says: no bert sproston was my great great uncle..my
father found a cigette card at a boot fair with bert on it
Bill Sproston says: Bert Sproston was my Grandfathers Cousin. My
family all originate around the cheshire area.
Diana Sproston says: Hello. Bert was definately my Grandfathers
cousin (the posting from 'Bill Sproston' must be my brother - Hi
Bill!). Susan - What was your fathers name?
david sproston says: i never knew of bert but do have sproston
relations in merseyside. Late grandfather Victor, Father Geoffrey
with brothers Raymond and Roger.I am seeking the family coat of
arms if anyone can help.as i intend to do a tribute disc to my Late
Mother and Father
Elliot Sproston says: Bert Sproston was my grandfathers brother.
Following his playing career he became a coach at Bolton where he