Robert Jenkins
Robert Jenkins
Robert Jenkins
● Robert Jenkins, c1929 (SD)

born in Scotland

Robert Jenkins was born in Glasgow, although we've been unable to establish a date as of yet. *

The 5' 6½ (10st 4lbs) forward signed for Donald Turner's Thistle on Monday, 3rd March, 1930, having most recently been with Dunblane Rovers.

He made his debut appearance on Wednesday, 5th March, 1930, in a 0-0 draw at home to Hibernian in the SFL First Division.

Robert scored his first goal for Thistle on Wednesday, 23rd April, 1930, in a 2-1 win at home to St Johnstone in the SFL First Division.

He scored the last of his 4 goals on Sunday, 25th May, 1930, in a 4-2 friendly win away to Kvik.

That proved to be his last game for Thistle, having appeared as a Jag on 6 occasions.

His club-list included Dunblane Rovers, Partick Thistle, Brechin City and Clyde.

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

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Bio Extra

This forward - who could play centre or out on the left - arrived from Scottish Junior League outfit Dunblane Rovers in the springtime of 1930, pretty much at the beginning of the Donald Turner era. He was joining one of the strongest clubs in the country, and he got to witness that for himself just weeks after joining when Thistle played two Scottish Cup final ties against Rangers which drew 211,000 spectators to Hampden! Robert never featured in any of those historic games, but he did play 4 times in the League before the season was through. Scoreless draws at home to Hibs and away to Falkirk were registered within a few days of each other. He got a third chance some weeks later and opened his scoring account in a 2-1 League win at home to St Johnstone. He added another two to his account 7 days later, but the feat was spoiled by a 3-4 loss at home to Cowdenbeath. Robert impressed enough to be included in the season-end travelling party which was bound for Norway, the club's first-ever foreign tour. He played in the 4-2 win vs. Kvik, marking his first-team finale with a goal. He was a strong member of the reserves side in the two seasons which followed, but this was never going to satisfy him, and he moved on having spells with Brechin City and Clyde.


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