Wellington, Shropshire born winger Albert Picken played for Audley in 1921 before joining Second Division Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1922, for whom he made his debut against South Shields immediately before the year end. Never other than a fringe player during his 3 seasons at Molineux, he made only 12 appearances before joining First Division Bolton Wanderers in 1925, where again he spent nearly 3 seasons, mainly playing for the reserves, but scoring twice in 18 appearances. He joined Derby County early in 1928, but didn’t make their first team, before moving to Gillingham in May 1928 where he scored once in 9 appearances during 1928-29. He then moved into non league football with Wellington Town in 1929, before returing to a League club joining Crewe Alexandra in 1930. However he didn’t make any appearances for their first eleven and retired from the professional game in 1931.