1. Confident use of both feet, notably of the right foot on the left wing.
2. Body -balances to give him his all important pivoting powers ans his weaving, dancing- master run.
3. Ball control, and
4. Speed off the mark.
Ivan Sharpe from 40 Years In Football (1933)
The diminutive Alan Morton, (at 1.62 m and 60kg) was, at the time, Scotland's most capped and most decorated player (nine League Championships and two Scottish Cups with Rangers). Morton was notoriously nimble, and could operate in the smallest of spaces. He attributed the precision of his skills and control to the fact that as a boy he had played with a tennis ball, dribbling it and shooting it through a small hole in the coal shed door.
Glasgow Rangers- 495 appearances, 115 goals (1920-1933)
Scotland- 31 appearances, 5 goals (1920- 1932)