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Full Name: James Boyd Hunter
1. Came from: Mansfield Town Went to: Preston North End
1. First game: 09 November 1935 Last game: 06 May 1939
2. Came from: Preston North End Went to: Preston North End
2. First game: 27 October 1945 Last game: 27 October 1945
Appearances: 99 (99/0) Goals: 15
Born in Dunfermline, Hunter was playing local football in the Derbyshire area for Ripley Town when he was given the chance to step-up by Mansfield Town. Making his League debut for the Stags in 1934, he went on to make 26 appearances before moving to Home Park the following year. Falling just a match short of a century of appearances for the Pilgrims, he spent four seasons in Green, building a reputation for being fast and tricky outside-right. His goal in an away win against Manchester City in February 1939 was well reported at the time, after he left four defenders flailing and then lashed a shot past then England keeper Frank Swift. He left Home Park for Preston North End in the summer of 1939, but after three appearances for the Lilywhites in the abandoned 1939-40 season, the Second World War effectively ended his career. Oddly, he did play one more game for Argyle, as a guest player in the Football League South season immediately after the war, suggesting that he was stationed in the area.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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