A. Player

probably born in Scotland

McLaughlin (forename unknown) was probably born in the late 1850s or 1860s, and is most likely to be Scottish. *

The forward appeared as a guest for Thistle in March, 1887, having most recently been with Port Glasgow Athletic.

He made his only known appearance on Saturday, 26th March, 1887, in a 1-0 friendly defeat away to Port Glasgow Athletic.

There were no goals for McLaughlin in his only known appearance for Thistle.

His club-list included Port Glasgow Athletic and Partick Thistle.

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

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Bio Extra

McLaughlin's place in our Player's A-Z is a rather tenuous one. On Saturday, 26th March, 1887, Thistle were down to play a friendly against Port Glasgow Athletic at Clune Park, but only 7 Jagsmen were in place and ready to play as kick-off approached. Four reserves from the home side - Brown, Chisholm, Clark & McLaughlin - were hastily re-purposed as Thistle men for the day, thereby ensuring the sporting integrity of an 11 v 11 contest. There was nothing between the teams who both had their share of attacking, but Port scored the winner with a header from a corner in the 2nd half. “The match was only passable” (GT).


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