Jimmy Oakes

Jimmy Oakes

Time at club: 1923-1933

Appearances: 288

Goals: 33


The locally-born left-back was regarded as the best full-back to be uncapped by England. He turned professional in 1923 and was renowned for his “clean play.” He helped the Valiants to the Third Division title in 1929-30.

He was reluctantly sold to Charlton Athletic in 1933 by the cash-strapped Valiants.


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