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Players of the 90's


RAY MONTGOMERIE - APPS 18 GLS 0
In outstanding form for Kilmarnock despite his advancing years, it was a major coup by John Lambie to lure him to Firhill for season 99/00. Was an almost ever-present that year and his experience added tremendous stability to the defence. That was to be his final season in the game, and he retired in May 2000.

ALAN MORGAN - APPS 31 (1) GLS 12
Morgan The story of Alan Morgan just proves how cruel football can be. Signed by John McVeigh from Forfar his transfer initially caused some controversy with Thistle's financial problems leaving them unable to pay the fee due to the Station Park side. Alan had already netted 5 times for Thistle in season 97/98 when groin trouble ended his contribution. He was back to full fitness and form the following season with 7 goals when in innocuous circumstances against East File he sustained serious ligament damage that ulitmately ended his career. He saw out the last year of his Thistle career coaching the under 18 side and was granted a testimonial match by the club.

DAVID MOSS - APPS 33 GLS 11
Came from Chesterfield where he had been the only part-time player in the English league, with the reputation of a midfielder who could score goals, which he was more than able to demonstrate in a struggling Thistle side, under Murdo MacLeod. When John McVeigh succeeded MacLeod, Moss was one of the out of contract players at Firhill. Despite an excellent offer from Thistle, Moss received a financially lucrative offer from Falkirk and as per the terms of his contract with Thistle, moved to Brockville on a free transfer. He continued to bang in the goals for Falkirk before signing for Dunfermilne.

Murdoch

ANDY MURDOCH - APPS 78 (1) GLS 0
First came to Firhill on loan from Celtic and quickly impressed manager and fans alike. With Thistle going through a goalkeeping crisis John Lambie was desperate to make his transfer permanent but he was highly rated at Parkhead and Celtic were reluctant to let him go. Lambie's perseverance finally paid off in February 1991 when he made a double swoop upon Parkhead recruiting both Murdoch and his team mate Paul McLaughlin.

Murdoch was nowhere near as impressive second time around at Firhill although he did frequently show just how good a 'keeper he could be. Injury kept him out of the run in to the promotion winning season 91/92 and the following season he shared goalkeeping duties with Craig Nelson. Left the club to start a career with the police although he did return briefly when Thistle went through another goalkeeping crisis.

MALCOLM MURRAY - APPS 24 GLS 0
Not the most high profile signing made by John Lambie but a very important one nevertheless. Arrived from Mansfield Town half way through the 91/92 season and soon made the right full-back slot his own and played in the side that clinched promotion to the Premier league. Was still at the club the following pre-season but was in dispute with the club and didn't re-sign and therefore missed out on the opportunity to play in the top flight with Thistle. After leaving Firhill he had spells with Clydebank and Meadowbank. Was until fairly recently manager of Highland League side Deveronvale.

TOM McALLISTER - APPS 2 GLS 0
One of a number of players that joined Thistle in the summer of 1999 from the Junior ranks. Was unable to make much impact in the Thistle first team and returned to Maryhill after a few months.

SCOTT McARTHUR - APPS 8 (1) GLS 0
One of the first signings made by Tommy Bryce when he took over as Thistle manager. Featured in the Thistle side at the start of the season mainly as a substitute but injury restricted his appearances thereafter and it was no surprise when John Lambie handed him a free transfer at the season's end.

IAN MCCALL - APPS 1 (6) GLS 0
Not often thought off as a Thistle player McCall played a number of times under Murdo MacLeod during the 96/97 season but was unable to make much of an impact in a Thistle side that was on the slide.

McCann

KEVIN McCANN - APPS 1 (1) GLS 0
Made his Thistle debut on the last day of the 98/99 season against Queen of the South but only made one further substitute appearance despite being quite highly rated at Firhill. He was sent out on loan to Third Division Dumbarton, and eventually made the move permanent when it was clear Thistle weren't going to offer him a new deal.

MURDO MacLEOD - APPS 1 GLS 0
MacLeod continued the trend set by Peter Cormack, Derek Johnstone and Sandy Clark by pulling on the boots while at the some time managing the dub. He listed himself as a substitute for a match with Celtic at Parkhead but resisted the temptation to play against his former club. Appeared from the start the following week at Aberdeen and was arguably Thistle's best performer in an admittedly poor showing. It was still a little surprising that he choose not to repeat the experience and was content to spend the rest of his time at Firhill merely watching from the technical area.

ALAN McCONVILLE - APPS 2 (1) GLS 0
A young lad that was recruited to Firhill from the junior ranks and performed well at reserve team level without ever really being able to make the break through into the first team. Made a number of appearances during the course of the 90/91 season but was given a free transfer and later joined East Stirling.

JAMES McCUE - APPS 3 (2) GLS 0
Played only a handful of games for Thistle after returning to Scotland after a spell with West Brom. He impressed when he did play and was sufficiently highly thought of to earn a starting place in the second leg of the ill-fated play-off with Dundee United being preferred to the more experienced Rod McDonald. Left Thistle at the end of the season to jeturn to England but not to league football. He firstly played with Kiddieminster Harriers before joining another Conference side, Hereford United.