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    Fergus McKenna Aitken

    Surname Aitken
    Forename(s) Fergus McKenna
    Position(s) Right winger

    5'9.5" 11st.

    b. Hutchestown, Glasgow 5 June 1896

    d. Kilmarnock 13 July 1989


    Debut 27 August 1921 (25y 84d) Final Game 26 December 1921 (25y 204d)

    First Goal 26 December 1921

    CAREER: Petershill '15;Benburb Jul'16;Third Lanark[31];Bury  '19[75-5];Blackburn Rovers May'21 (£2,000);Cardiff City Dec'22[2];Birmingham City Mar'23;Southport Apr'24 (free)[78-3];Bradford PA Jun'26-May'27[11].

    Playing Statistics

    FL   8 apps    1 gl


    1_fergus-mckenna-aitken-2.jpg?_cb=156016The son of a Glasgow police constable he was a strongly built, dark haired flyer who arrived at Ewood with the reputation that had prompted the club to pay a large fee for his services. Strictly an orthodox 'run and cross' winger he never lived up to the advance publicity but he later starred in a very good Southport side. After retiring he moved back to Glasgow, working as a tram driver before being promoted to inspector.

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