Albert Pynegar player profile: biography, stats, images and news about this Port Vale player.
Time at club: 1929-1930
Albert Pynegar player profile:
Signed as a make-weight in a deal that saw striker Stewart Littlewood sold to Oldham Athletic, veteran striker Pynegar proved to be an astute signing.
The forward had played for Leicester City and Coventry before he had three prolific spells with Oldham Athletic. Meanwhile, Vale’s 24 year-old Stewart Littlewood was attracting attention for his goalscoring feats and a deal was agreed in January 1929 where the Latics would pay £1,300 plus 33 year-old Pynegar for the forward.
On the face of it, it seemed a poor deal. Indeed, despite Pynegar hitting a hat-trick against West Brom and four goals against Bristol City in the closing games of the 1928-29 season, Vale were relegated.
However, the next season (1929-30) proved to be one of the very best in the club’s history. Pynegar was paired with another veteran in Sam Jennings and the pair went on a scoring rampage as Vale stormed to the Third Division North title. Pynegar netted 22 times while Jennings hit the target 27 times, despite there being a clear rift between the two elderly strikers.
Pynegar once again started the next season in fine form with three goals in his first nine games, but when he was dropped from the starting eleven he promptly put in a transfer request which was granted. After 35 goals in 59 Vale appearances, he left to join Chesterfield with whom he won a second successive Third Division North title. He ended his career with Rotherham United and retired at the age of 37.
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