Gerry Collins
Gerry Collins
see also: Gerry Collins (manager) →
Gerry Collins
● Gerry Collins, 1989 (ALA)

born in Scotland

Gerald Collins was born on Saturday, 12th March, 1955, in Glasgow.

The 5' 11 (12st 9lbs) defender temporarily transferred to Bobby Watson's Thistle in October, 1988, from his parent club, Hamilton Academical.

Aged 33, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 22nd October, 1988, in a 4-1 win away to Queen of the South in the SFL First Division.

Gerry scored his only goal for Thistle on Saturday, 25th February, 1989, in a 4-2 win away to Queen of the South in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 20th January, 1990, in a 6-2 defeat at home to Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup, having appeared as a Jag on 38 occasions.

Gerry's club-list included Maryhill, St Roch's, Stranraer, Albion Rovers, Ayr United, Hamilton Academical and Partick Thistle.

Bio Extra

The would-be assistant manager first pulled on a Thistle jersey during Bobby Watson's period of temporary control back in 1988. When John Lambie took over he relied heavily on Collins' influence on and off the park. By the time Lambie left to return, briefly, to Hamilton, Collins was already in semi-retirement on the playing side, but Sandy Clark pressed him back into action, his last appearance coming against Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup.


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