Sammy Johnston
Sammy Johnston
Sammy Johnston
● Sammy Johnston, 1992 (HA)

born in Scotland

Samuel Johnston was born on Thursday, 13th April, 1967, in Glasgow.

The 5' 9 (11st 8lbs) midfielder signed for John Lambie's Thistle on Saturday, 23rd March, 1991, having most recently been with Ayr United.

Aged 23, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 23rd March, 1991, in a 1-1 draw away to Morton in the SFL First Division.

Sammy scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 11th May, 1991, in a 7-1 defeat away to Clydebank in the SFL First Division.

He scored the last of his 6 goals on Saturday, 18th July, 1998, in a 3-2 friendly win away to Stranraer.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 1st May, 1999, in a 1-0 win at home to Forfar Athletic in the SFL Second Division, having appeared as a Jag on 75 occasions.

Sammy's club-list included St Johnstone, Ayr United, Partick Thistle, Ballymena United, Stranraer, Glenavon, Finn Harps, Coleraine, Pollok and Neilston Juniors.

Bio Extra

Yet another player to have had two spells with Partick Thistle. First joined Thistle from Ayr United in a swap deal that took Andy Murdoch to Somerset Park. Missed a large part of the promotion-winning season of 90/91 with a nasty injury picked up in a game against Clydebank, but returned to the side for the clinching game against Forfar on the last day of the season. Was still a squad player in Thistle's first season back in the Premier League but was freed at the end of that season. Returned to Firhill in 98/99 as player/assistant manager to Tommy Bryce and showed on occasion that he could still contribute on the field. It was no surprise, however, following the arrival of John Lambie, that he departed the club in the summer and ended up playing with top Junior side Pollok.

(TH)




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