Donald Twells
Donald Twells
A. Player

probably born in Scotland

Donald Twells was probably born in Scotland, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The midfielder joined Donald Turner's Thistle as a guest in May, 1940, whilst a St Mirren player.

He made his sole appearance on Tuesday, 21st May, 1940, in a 2-1 defeat away to Clyde in the Glasgow Charity Cup.

There were no goals for Donald in his one-off appearance for Thistle.

His club-list included St Mirren, Partick Thistle and Hull City.

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Bio Extra

JL notes that he played Army football, so we can surmise that he was a soldier. Played 5 times for St Mirren in the Regional League West of 1939-40. Thistle often used the Glasgow Charity Cup to give guests a run or try out, and this accounts for his sole appearance for the Jags which (probably no-coincidence) came just 3 days after he'd turned out in a 3-1 win for St Mirren against Thistle! Possibly as a result of his stationing, he went on to play 7 competitive games for Hull City between Dec 1940 - Apr 1941.

On account of his service during WWII, Donald is included in our feature piece, The Partick Thistle Returned →.


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