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Born: 10 March 1923
Came from: Royal Navy Went to: Released
First game: 15 September 1945 Last game: 22 September 1945
Appearances: 3 (3/0) Goals: 0
Although the Second World War was at an end, the Football League divided its competition into regional sections for the 1945-46 season because of the exceptional conditions at that time, with so many players still serving in the Armed Forces or employed on essential war work. Argyle played in the Football League South that season, against first-class opposition such as Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs, Aston Villa and Wolves. It proved impossible for the Pilgrims to field a regular side; 72 players made an appearance and performances inevitably suffered. From week to week the club called on Armed Services players, guest footballers from other League clubs and local amateurs to supplement its registered playing staff.
Hazlett was one of 21 players whose only first team games for Argyle were in the Football League South season and who usually played in local football or for the Armed Forces. He was born in Pollockshaws on the south side of Glasgow, and played football for St Mary’s, Blantyre Celtic and Glasgow Perthshire before serving in the Royal Navy as a Shipwright Petty Officer. A tricky winger, he was registered by Argyle with the Football League on 25th August 1945 as an amateur, making his debut the following month and going on to play three times for the club. Whilst on Navy leave in November 1945, he also turned out for Glasgow Celtic Reserves.
Having helped Argyle during this difficult transitionary season, Hazlett was released to allow him to sign for Celtic professionally in February 1946. In all he made 30 competitive appearances and scored three goals for The Bhoys before being released in April 1948. He then moved to Northern Ireland to join Belfast Celtic and was part of the team that was attacked by Linfield fans during the infamous riot match on December 27th 1948. He returned to England to continue his Football League career, signing for Bury in August 1949, where he made 101 appearances and scored nine goals, before moving to Cardiff City in August 1952 (one goal in seven appearances) and then Millwall in the summer of 1953 (ten goals in 129 games). He remained at The Den until 1957, and then finished his career with non-league Guildford City.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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