Felling, Tyne & Wear born left back Jimmy Anderson started his football career with North Eastern League club Blyth Spartans in 1932 before joining Darlington, where he was on the books during 1933-34 without making a first team appearance. He joined Wigan Athletic in 1933, helping them to win the Cheshire League Championship before returning to Blyth Spartans the following year.
Anderson then moved to Scotland to join Scottish League club Queen of the South in 1935, playing in a team that contained 3 players named Anderson. Jimmy had two spells with Queens making a total of 148 appearances and scored twice. He left in July 1939 to join First Division Brentford for a record fee, making his Football League debut at Everton in August 1939, playing 3 times before the 1939-40 season was abandoned due to the outbreak of the Second World War the next month.
He returned to Queen of the South after the War in 1945 before joining Carlisle United in September 1946, playing 14 times during 1946-47 before returning to Queens. After his retirement from playing he was also Queens’ trainer for many years.