NUFC 1895/96- Squad


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G Adams: 1 - 0
A Aitken: 32 - 13
J Carr: 1 - 0
J Collins: 30 - 10
B Foyers: 30 - 0
W Graham: 36 - 3
J Henderson: 35 - 0
M Lennox: 26 - 13
J Logan: 9 - 8
R McDermidd: 36 - 1
G McDonald: 6 - 2
W McKay: 21 - 7
W Miller: 31 - 1
C Quinn: 1 - 0
B Reid: 2 - 0
J Stott: 36 - 6
W Thompson: 23 - 10
J Warburton: 3 - 0
W Ward: 1 - 0
W Wardrope: 36 - 20

It was a very settled side with only twenty players used altogether and only 13 players playing more than 5 games.

It was also an almost totally new side with the only players getting a game who played in the previous season being Ward, Graham, Mcdermidd and Thompson.

Custodians

John Henderson [35/0] was signed from Clyde in the summer and played in every game bar one. Despite impressing in many games this would be the only season in which he played in the first team.

Ward [1/0] was one of the few survivors from the previous campaign and he got a single run out in the FA Cup Qualifying match against West Hartlepool. As United won 8-0 it is fair to say that he did not have a great deal to do.

Backs

Right Back Mcdermidd [36/1] played in ever game.

The opposite flank was filled by Bob Foyers [30/0] whose arrival from Edinburgh St Bernards was seen as quite a coup.

Warburton [3/0] stepped in when Foyers was injured. He made his debut on New Year's day against Leicester Fossee and played three consecutive games. These were to be his only senior games and he was sold to Hebburn Argyle.

Half Backs

Miller [31/1] was signed from Kilmarnock and only missed a few games when he was injured at the start of 1896.

Graham [36/3] played in every game although he occasionally filled-in at left-back.

Stott [36/6] had been signed from Grimsby for 15 and was also an ever present

Reid [2/0] was signed from Rotherham United and was drafted in at right-half early in the New Year; however United lost 5-1 and 5-2 in the games he appeared in.

Local lad John Carr [1/0] made his debut in the 6-0 home victory over Crewe in December. It was one of only four appearances he made.

George Adams [1/0] was signed from Kilmarnock in February and played in the defeat at Loughbrough Town.

Forwards

At the start of the season a number of players were used at outside-right before Malcolm Lennox [26/13] was signed from Glasgow Perthshire in October. He palyed in every game following his arrival.

The inside-right position was taken for most of the season by Collins [30/10]

James Logan [9/8] was signed from Dundee in September and was the centre-forward at the start of the campaign registering 7 goals in his first 8 games. However he was injured in the home victory over Newton Heath at the end of October and although he returned for the cup game with Rendal a month later (scoring again) he only got one more game that season which was unfortunately the 5-1 home thrashing by Grimsby.

William McKay [21/7] was used as both a centre-forward and an inside-right. He made his final appearance for the club in the 3-0 defeat at Crewe at the end of January.

Thompson [23/10] started on the right flank but after the signing of Lennox moved to the centre.

Aitken [32/13]

Wardrope [36/20] was signed from Linthouse and had an excellent season on the left flank; playing in every game and finishing as the top scorer.

McDonald [6/2] was signed from Glasgow Asfield in October and made his debut on New Year's day in the victory over Leicester Fossee. He got another 5 outings and scored a brace in the 4-2 home victory over Burslem Port vale but never played again in the first-team after the end of the season.

Quinn [1/0] was fiven a single run out in the 5-1 reverse at Liverpool at the start of the season and later was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment for assaulting a woman.