A Scottish goalkeeper, who was unfortunate to be at the club with three other keepers, Jock Britton's presence made him a useful asset to the club, although he only made 40 appearances for Spurs; all in the league.
Having come through the Scottish Junior football system, he progressed to play league football for Albion Rovers in 1920. The team were relegated in 1923, but Jock stayed with the Wee Rovers until Dundee spotted him and snapped him up in 1924. Back in the Scottish Division One, he became a regular at Dens Park, playing 68 games in two seasons before Tottenham saw his potential and signed him in 1926.
Within days he was thrust into the first team to play at West Ham United, where Spurs lost 1-3. In the following eighteen months with the club, Britton played 40 league games in total before getting injured at the end of his first season with the club (1926-27). When the next season began, he had lost the number one position in the side to Joe Nicholls. Having once again got a starting place in the line-up, Jock looked set to stay in goal, but the team were not playing well and were in a lowly position. This prompted manager Billy Minter to go out and buy Cyril Spiers, leaving Britton over-looked once more so he was released in May 1928 and he returned to Scotland, signing for Glasgow Celtic in June and then continued to play for Kirkintilloch Rob Roy up to 1931.
John Britton died on 8th October 1953 in his hometown of Campsie.