Season preview 1927/28 – St. Mirren F.C. (The Athletic News)


Monday, August 1 – 1927
St. Mirren, after a lapse midway last season, never regained their true form, and finished in a mediocre position. They hope to maintain the form which won them the Scottish Cup in 1925-26.

With the exception of J. Bradford, goalkeeper, all their notable players have been re-signed. Bradford, whose playing career is practically finished, gave the club much good service. His successor is W. Fotheringham, who was with Dundee last season, and previously served Greenock Morton. An agile, capable goalkeeper, and one of the most powerful kickers in Scotland, Fotheringham’s appearance should cause no qualms among Paisley enthusiasts.

Other new players are Willie Cowan, from Newcastle United and Manchester City, a typical Scottish inside right, and C. Sutherland, who, after eight years’ service in England with Bristol City, Millwall Athletic, and Merthyr Town, will again don a St. Mirren jersey as an inside left.

The advent of such players should materially help St. Mirren in their task of trying to attain a prominent position in the Scottish League. They bring the total of forwards up to thirteen. Half-backs number seven, and full-backs four. Twenty-six players have been signed for 1927-28, and it can safely be said that St. Mirren will be a difficult team to overcome either in League or Cup.

William Fotheringham,
Larkhall,
Goalkeeper,
5ft. 10in., 12st.;

David Robertson,
Kirkcaldy,
Goalkeeper,
5ft. 8 ½in., 11st. 2lb.;

Andrew Findlay,
Hooley Hill,
Right back,
5ft. 8½in., 11st. 4lb.;

Walter Hay,
Glasgow,
Right back,
5ft 8½in., 11st.;

Willie Newbiggin,
Larkhall,
Left back,
5ft 7¾in., 11st. 3lb.;

Alex Arnott,
Johnstone,
Left back,
5ft. 7½in., 10st. 12lb.;

Tom Morrison,
Troon,
Right half-back,
5ft. 8½in., 11st.;

David Colquhon,
Motherwell,
Right half-back,
5ft. 7½in., 11st.;

William Summers,
Burnbank,
Centre half-back,
5ft. 8in., 11st. 10lb.;

Thomas Barclay,
Stewarton,
Centre half-back,
6ft. 0in., 12st. 7lb.;

George Walker,
Musselburgh,
Centre half-back,
5ft. 11in., 11st. 2lb.;

William McDonald,
Kilmarnock,
Left half-back,
5ft. 9 ½in., 11st. 6lb.;

John Miller,
Glasgow,
Left half,
5ft. 9in., 11st. 8lb.;

Matthew Morgan,
Partick,
Outside right,
5ft. 3in., 9st. 8lb.;

John Paterson,
Linwood,
Outside right,
5ft. 4in., 9st. 11lb.;

James McLellan,
Paisley,
Inside right,
5ft. 8¼in., 10st. 6lb.;

Alex Gebbie,
Muirkirk,
Inside right,
5ft. 8in., 11st. 8lb.;

Willie Cowan,
Edinburgh,
Inside right,
5ft. 8in., 12st.;

David McCrae,
Bridge of Weir,
Centre forward,
5ft. 7in., 11st.;

James McDonald,
Glasgow,
Centre forward,
5ft. 8in., 11st. 2lb.;

Thomas Workman,
Paisley,
Centre forward,
5ft. 6 ½in., 10st. 4lb.;

Charles Sutherland,
Brechin,
Inside left,
5ft. 7½in., 11st. 6lb.;

Robert Rankin,
Paisley,
Inside left,
5ft. 7½in., 10st. 5lb.;

William Clark,
Cambuslang,
Inside left,
5ft. 6¾in., 10st. 8lb.;

James Thomson,
Dumbarton,
Outside left,
5ft. 8½in., 12st. 2lb.;

James Connor,
Renfrew,
Outside left,
5ft. 7¼in., 10st. 5lb.
(The Athletic News, 01-08-1927)

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