Malcom McLean
Malcolm McLean
A. Player

probably born in Scotland

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

The forward was a guest player for George Easton's Thistle in April, 1915.

He made his only appearance on Tuesday, 13th April, 1915, in a 2-2 draw at home to Rangers in a Benefit match.

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

His club-list included Loanhead Mayflower, Raith Rovers and Partick Thistle.

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

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Bio Extra

It was a strange old evening at Firhill on Tuesday, 13th April, 1915. 3,000 were there for the 6.15pm kick-off between Thistle and Rangers, the raising of funds for the Orange Lodge being the purpose of the occasion. Willie Hamilton of Thistle guested for Rangers, who gave a trial to Jimmy Lister, the son of Thistle's trainer at the time. Sandy Lister had to endure the quandary of his son netting a brace against the Jags on the night! Jimmy's goals were sandwiched between two from Neil Harris, the equaliser coming at the death, thereby making Sandy's life that little bit easier behind the scenes. Thistle had 4 from the juniors playing on the night. As well as Malcolm (inside right) there was McAllister (right back), Willie Murray (left half) and Robertson (inside left). All four played their one and only game for the club.

Under their column "Doings Of The Juveniles" the Edinburgh Evening News of 17th April 1915 reported: “Partick Thistle were assisted by McLean and Murray of Loanhead Mayflower, in their evening game with Rangers last week. In all likeliehood, both these Edinburgh lads will be fixed up at Firhill next season. Raith Rovers will probably have a "deal" in the arrangements.

The Sunday Post of 25th April 1915 wrote: “McLean, the clever inside right of Loanhead Mayflower, who played a trial for Raith Rovers 'A' some time ago, is in great demand at present. No fewer than three Scottish League clubs are angling after his services.

Despite the interest, no senior deal was forthcoming for Malcolm who remained in the junior game.


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