John McInnes
John McInnes
John McInnes
● John McInnes, 1945 (SP)

born in Scotland

John McInnes was born on Thursday, 29th March, 1923, in Dalry, North Ayrshire.

The forward signed for Donald Turner's Thistle on Thursday, 23rd October, 1941, having most recently been with Kilmarnock Juniors.

Aged 19, he made his debut appearance on Monday, 6th April, 1942, in a 3-1 defeat at home to Celtic in the Southern League.

John scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 15th September, 1945, in a 2-1 win at home to Queen of the South in the Southern League.

He scored the last of his 3 goals on Saturday, 17th August, 1946, in a 4-3 win away to Morton in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 6th March, 1948, in a 2-1 friendly defeat away to Cowdenbeath, having appeared as a Jag on 26 occasions.

John's club-list included Kilmarnock Juniors, Partick Thistle, Raith Rovers and Bradford City.

John died on Sunday, 8th February, 1998, in Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute, aged 74.

Bio Extra

Dalry-born inside forward who got his start at Firhill aged 19. Unfortunately, Thistle went down 3-1 at home to Celtic and more than 3 years would pass before John was seen again in the first team. Perhaps he was on national service? Season 1945-46 was his main season at Thistle, with 15 appearances to his name, the highlight being a 3 game winning run in October; 2-0 at St Mirren, 6-2 at home to Third Lanark and 5-3 at home to Kilmarnock. John notched a brace in a 4-3 win at Cappielow in August 1946, as League football proper resumed. However, he'd make just 10 appearances over the course of 1946-47 and 1947-48, and it became time for him to move on. He switched to Raith Rovers in February 1949 and moved on to Bradford City just 3 months later. He made 21 league appearances for the club between 1949 and 1951, scoring 6 goals. He departed Valley Parade in August 1951 after being released.

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


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