August 5, 1889
The Leith Athletic will be the most improved team in the East this season, and their surprisingly good form at the back end will, we are sure, be outshone by future performances. The team they played in the Gibson Charity ties was a good one, and of considerable merit, but we understand that several improvements will be made on this team. Both the McQueens, Matt and his younger brother Hugh, who is a smart player, will assist the Leith club, and their inclusion will serve to strengthen both the half-back and forward line. Alex McLachlan, of the Renfrew, who comes with some repute, will fill the centre position, which had much need of a strong player.
(Source: Scottish Referee: August 5, 1889)