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Season preview 1927/28: Hamilton Academical F.C. (Athletic News)


August 1, 1927
Improvements have been effected on the ground of the ducal town club, the terracing having been strengthened and heightened at several points, while the low wall along the pitch on the popular side has been extended.

Several change are announced in the personnel of the side. J. Harris (goal); F. McKeary, C. Letham and J. Stewart (half-backs); and John Borland (forward) have not been re-engaged. The three first named are without a club, but Stewart has joined King’s Park, while Borland has been transferred to Charlton Athletic.

To date the players engaged number 14, and of these three are newcomers – R. Moreland, the ex-Queen’s Park half-back; Philip Watson, from Wishaw Juniors, who has done well for his club in several positions; and Robert Howe, an outside left from the well-known Glasgow junior club, Petershill. Another couple pf youngsters may be added to the list before the season opens.

Alex Binnie,
Kilsyth,
Goalkeeper,
5ft. 8in., 12st. 2lb.;

Charles McCormack,
Bellshill,
Right back,
5ft. 8in., 11st. 2lb.;

Arch Johnstone,
Glasgow,
Left back,
5ft. 9in., 11st. 10lb.;

Alex Hunter,
Hamilton,
Right back,
5ft. 7in., 11st. 12lb.;

Russell Moreland,
Glasgow,
Right half-back,
5ft. 7in., 11st. 7lb.;

Patrick Hunt,
Darlington,
Centre half-back,
5ft. 9in., 11st. 12lb.;

Walter Thomson,
Glasgow,
Left half-back,
5ft. 8in., 11st. 7lb.;

Philip Watson,
Dykrehead,
Full back or half-back,
5ft. 11in., 12st. 4lb.;

William Moffat,
Blackridge,
Outside right,
5ft. 9in., 11st. 8lb.;

James McCabe,
Paisley,
Inside right,
5ft. 10in., 12st. 5lb.;

Alex Dick,
Hamilton,
Centre forward,
5ft. 8in., 11st. 4lb.;

Francis Tollam,
Baillieston,
Inside right,
5ft. 7in., 11st. 4lb.;

Robert Howe,
Dumbarton,
Outside left,
5ft. 7in., 11st. 5lb.;

James Tonner,
Glasgow,
Outside forward,
5ft. 6in., 11st. 6lb.
(Athletic News: August 1, 1927)

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