Zander MacKenzie
Zander MacKenzie
Zander MacKenzie
● Zander MacKenzie, 2020 (ASM)

probably born in Scotland

Alexander Robert MacKenzie was born on Sunday, 28th August, 2005, in Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute.

The midfielder was introduced to Ian McCall's Thistle in June, 2021, having most recently been with Partick Thistle U-18.

Aged 15, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 3rd July, 2021, in a 2-1 friendly win away to East Kilbride.

We look forward to seeing Zander score his first goal for Thistle.

His club-list includes Partick Thistle and Petershill.

He's contracted at Firhill until May, 2026.

Bio Extra

Joined the Thistle Weir Youth Academy at under 12s level in 2017, and progressed through from the U-12s to the U-18s. At just 15-year-old, was introduced to the Partick Thistle first team in the pre-season of 2021. On his debut, he appeared for the whole of the second half away to East Kilbride, setting up Gospel Ocholi for a late winner. A few days later played around a quarter of an hour against a full-strength Rangers side. Was loaned out to Martin Lauchlan's Petershill towards the end of the 2021-22 season, and started in their dramatic final game of the League season in which they pipped Drumchapel for the title, beating Perthshire by the required 2 goal margin (3-1). The Peasy were duly promoted from the 7th to the 6th tier of the Scottish pyramid system. The 16-year-old signed a two-year modern apprentice contract with Thistle on 25th May 2022, becoming the 28th player to graduate from the academy. 16 competitive appearances represented a breakthrough for the 17-year-old in 2022-23, a season in which Zander proved to be versatile and comfortable as a stand-in. He signed an extension deal with the club in July 2023, taking his contract to the end of 2025-26.

(WS)



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