He also played war-time football for Wolves, Mansfield Town, N ottinghamshire County, Swindon Town and Walsall, and later played Southern League football for Wellington Town. Pritchard joined local side Wolverhampton Wanderers straight from school in 1941. The suspension of league football due to World World War II delayed the official start of his Wolves career, though gave him the opportunity to play as a guest for Mansfield Town, N ottinghamshire County, Swindon Town and Walsall.
He finally made his First Division debut after the resumption of the Football League on 12 October 1946, in a 6–1 thrashing of Huddersfield Town at Molineux.
This was one of just four starts under the stewardship of Ted Vizard during the 1946-1947 season. Under the management of Stan Cullis, Pritchard became a regular fixture at full-back in the Wolves side over the next seven seasons.
They reached fifth and sixth in the league in the 1947-1948 and 1948-1949 seasons, though their great success was to come in the FA Cup. He played all ninety minutes at Wembley, as Wolves defeated Leicester City 3–1.
Wolves then came second in the league in the 1949-1950 season, as Portsmouth"s superior goal average proved decisive.
They dropped to 14th place in 1950-1951, but did manage to reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup. A 16th-place finish in 1951-1952 was then followed by a third-place finish in 1952-1953. In February 1955, Pritchard switched clubs to fellow Midland rivals Aston Villa.
His career at Villa Park never got going, and he only played three times for their first team over a two-and-a-half-year stay.
Eric Houghton"s "Villans" finished sixth in 1954-1955, though only avoided relegation in 1955-1956 on goal average. He moved on to N ottinghamshire County in November 1957, and played out the remainder of the 1957-1958 season at Meadow Lane, featuring in 18 Second Division games as Tommy Lawton"s side were relegated in last place.
He played just six Third Division games in the 1959-1960 campaign, after which manager Norman Low allowed him to leave Vale Park on a free transfer. In May 1960 he joined Southern League side Wellington Town, and remained at the club until his retirement. with Wolverhampton Wanderers.