McLean [iv]
McLean [iii]
A. Player

probably born in Scotland

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

The forward was possibly a guest player for George Easton's Thistle in August, 1921.

He made his only appearance on Tuesday, 23rd August, 1921, in a 3-3 draw at home to Clydebank FC in a Benefit match.

That day, McLean became a member of our scoring debutant's club.

His known club-list included only Partick Thistle.

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

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Bio Extra

This McLean played at inside left in his only known game for Thistle. Exactly one week after the season opener in the League, Clydebank were back at Firhill on 23rd August 1921, this time to help raise funds for Arran's War Memorial. Only around 1,000 were there to see it on the Tuesday evening, which was a disappointment for the organisers. McLean got off to a dream start on his debut, putting Thistle ahead in just the 3rd minute of play. Alas, Grant of Clydebank completed a first-half hat-trick, all three goals being well taken. A good drive by John McFarlane reduced the lead (65) and, after a keenly fought second half, Jimmy Gibson scored just before the final whistle for the draw. The Glasgow Herald reported that best for Thistle were Bernard, the brothers Gibson, Crossar and McLean, while Clydebank were well served by McIntosh and Grant. Despite this, there were no further engagement for McLean as a Jag.


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