April 15, 1909
The trek of Scottish players for the South has commenced. Liverpool, who anticipate losing Alex Raisbeck to a Scottish club, have made a good capture in John McConnell, the left half back of Airdrieonians, one who should do well in the South. McConnell was with Motherwell previous to going to Airdrie.
(Source: Evening Telegraph: April 15, 1909)