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Finlay: John (Jack)

1951-1952 (Player Details)

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Born: Glasgow: 01-07-1925

Debut v Doncaster Rovers (a): 25-08-1951

581/2 10st 10lb (1951)

After starting with Strathclyde, Finlay played in five Divisions in three Leagues in a two-and-a-half year spell. He began in the Scottish League with Clyde before, in March 1951, becoming the last professional signing by New Brighton before they dropped out of Division Three North. After managing two goals in fifteen games, in June 1951, the Second Division Leeds signed Finlay and Bill Heggie for a joint fee of 6,000. Neither was a success, full back Heggie moving to Wrexham without ever making the Leeds first team, while Finlay managed only the single game before going to Southern League club Yeovil Town in June 1952. He only stayed one season at Yeovil where he scored seven goals, including a hat-trick, in the Southern League games and one in the F.A. Cup. He then signed for Walsall, a Division Three South club, in August 1953 leaving them in June 1954, after eleven League games. He then joined Southern League Cheltenham Town.

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League 10