Andrew Kerr
Andrew Kerr
A. Player

born in Scotland

Andrew Kerr was born in Falkirk, although we've been unable to establish a date as of yet. *

The forward signed for George Easton's Thistle on Friday, 21st May, 1920, having most recently been with Ardrossan Winton Rovers.

He made his debut appearance on Tuesday, 24th August, 1920, in a 1-1 draw away to Clydebank FC in the Scottish Football League.

Andrew scored his first two goals for Thistle on Saturday, 28th August, 1920, in a 3-1 win at home to Raith Rovers in the Scottish Football League.

He scored the last of his 9 goals on Saturday, 18th December, 1920, in a 2-1 win at home to Dundee in the Scottish Football League.

He played his last game for the club on Tuesday, 19th April, 1921, in a 1-0 defeat away to Third Lanark in the Scottish Football League, having appeared as a Jag on 20 occasions.

His club-list included Ardrossan Winton Rovers, Partick Thistle, East Stirlingshire, Luton Town, Reading and Queens Park Rangers.

We don't know where or when Andrew died. *

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Bio Extra

Alas, this is the only instance where we can't put a face to the name of our '21 Cup squad. Andrew Kerr, a Falkirk-born centre, was a pre-season capture from Ardrossan Winton Rovers, where he was highly prolific and thought of as a “hot prosepct”. By the end of January, Jags were third in the League and Andrew was sitting top of our scorers chart with 9 goals. Unfortunately, there would be no advance on that total, although he still sat second top by season's end. In truth, there was no hotshot striker for the Jags this term, the relatively low number of goals being spread across the front line.

He was probably up against it from the start, arriving as he did on the back of Neil Harris's record-breaking 31-goal season, and maybe the pressure to fill those boots was too much. Andrew's second and final game in our Cup campaign came on match day two against Hibs, and the double nil nil in those games typified our struggle in the final third as 1921 unfolded. The match report suggests that he failed to take his chances on the day; Andrew seemed to be held up as a scapegoat, and made only 3 more appearances for the club from hereon.

One great stat goes in his favour - Jags never lost a game in which Andrew scored! By the end of the year, he took a step back to East Stirlingshire and then again back home to Ardrossan, where his confidence was fully revived. Wonderfully, as the mid-1920s wore on, his goalscoring prowess would be fully realised with Luton Town, Reading (Division 3 champions in 1925-26) and Queens Park Rangers.

(WS)



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