Watford signed prolific striker Billy Lane from Brentford 82 years ago today

Watford Observer: On this date in Watford FC's history On this date in Watford FC's history

Wednesday, May 25, 1932

In the face of considerable competition, Watford secured the services of Brentford striker Billy Lane for a fee just short of £1,000.

Lane had scored twice against his new employers the previous December, as Brentford had become the first visitors to record a win at Vicarage Road that season.

He was to average more than a goal every other game in almost four years with the club.

Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day

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