Iain Nicolson

Iain Nicolson
Iain Nicolson
● Iain Nicolson, 1999 (ALA)

born in Scotland

Iain Nicolson was born on Wednesday, 13th October, 1976, in Glasgow.

The 5' 10 (10st 4lbs) midfielder signed for John McVeigh's Thistle on Wednesday, 10th September, 1997 (after a trial period), having most recently been with Rangers.

Aged 20, he made his debut appearance on Tuesday, 29th July, 1997, in a 3-0 friendly defeat at home to Hull City.

Iain scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 8th November, 1997, in a 2-1 defeat at home to Airdrieonians in the SFL First Division.

He scored his second and final goal for the club on Saturday, 28th February, 1998, in a 2-2 draw away to Ayr United in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for Thistle on Saturday, 18th July, 1998, in a 3-2 friendly win away to Stranraer, having appeared as a Jag on 34 occasions.

Iain's club-list included Rangers, Partick Thistle, St Mirren, Ayr United, Alloa Athletic, Bathgate Thistle and Renfrew.

Bio Extra

The holder of the record number of caps for Scotland at schoolboy level, Iain joined Thistle from Rangers during the 97/98 season and came to Firhill with a high reputation. With Thistle a club in crisis on and off the field during that season, Thistle being relegated at the season's completion, Iain was never really able to perform to his full potential at Firhill but signs of his undoubted talent were to be seen and he was expected to be a key player for Thistle the following season. It was a major shock, therefore, when during the pre-season build up he was sold to St Mirren much to the dismay of a large section of the Thistle support.

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