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Toner: James (Jimmy)

1954-1955 (Player Details)

Outside Right

Born: Shettleston, Glasgow: 23-08-1924

Debut: Hull City (a): 21-08-1954

5’6” 11st 12lb (1954)

Toner enjoyed a fairly productive career in Scottish football before trying his luck at Leeds. He attended St Mungo’s Academy in Glasgow and won a Scottish Junior Cup-winners’ medal with Fauldhouse United before joining Dundee in 1949. With the Dens Park club he won a Scottish League Cup-winners’ medal in 1952 and again in 1953. He scored fourteen goals in fifty-one games while at Dundee. He first caught Major Buckley’s eye but was signed by Buckley’s successor, Raich Carter, in June 1954, after Leeds beat off competition from Hull City. He started the first few games of the season but failed to hold his place and with the return of George Meek his chances were further limited. He left United at the end of the 1954-55 season and returned north of the border where he played with Motherwell. He only made one appearance at Fir Park before moving on to Forfar Athletic at the end of the season, where he did not make the first team. Toner was also a noted golfer. He was seriously injured and his wife, Christine, was one of the two passengers killed in January 2007, when the Scotland-bound coach they were travelling on overturned in London.

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