Saturday, November 24 – 1928
Neil McBain, Liverpool’s Scottish international half-back, has been signed by Watford.
McBain, who is a native of Campbelltown, has seen service with Ayr United, Everton, St Johnstone, and Manchester United. He was secured from Everton by St Johnstone in 1926, but after a season with the Perth team was placed on the open-to-transfer list at his own request, and from there he went to Liverpool.
He has three “caps,” having represented Scotland against England in 1922, against Ireland in 1923, and against Wales in 1924.
Since the suspension for the remainder of the season of Frank Barson, following incidents in the match at Watford with Fulham, Watford have been looking for a reliable centre-half, and the fee paid for McBain is understood to be very substantial.
McBain is not eligible to take part in the English Cup match against Leyton, on the ground of the Amateur Cupholders today, but he will probably be included in the London Combination side to oppose Southend United Reserves at Vicarage Road.
He is 5ft. 8in. in height and weighs 12st. 3lb.
(Dundee Courier, 24-11-1928)