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Jim Johnston

Full name: James Cruikshank Johnston
Birthdate: 12.04.1923
Birthplace: Aberdeen
Position: Left-half
Joined from: Peterhead
Signed by: Johnny Duncan
Nationality: Scotland
First game: Brentford, 15.09.1948
Last game: Queens Park Rangers, 15.04.1950
Games: 36
Goals: 0
Player Profile

City was Johnston’s first club south of the border after the left-half made a name for himself in Scotland with Boddam and then Peterhead in the 1940s.

He was a tough-tackling player and made 35 league appearances for the club, as well as one in the FA Cup, making his debut in an away match at Brentford in September 1948.

Johnston never really settled into a first-team role at the club, having his debut put off by a foot injury before competing for a starting slot with Johnny King. The competition meant he was allowed to move on to Reading three years later, where he enjoyed more regular action in the Royals’ defence.

The Scot went on to play for Swindon Town and took his first player-manager role with Merthyr Tydfil in 1955.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1948-49 Division Two (old)16 0- -- -- -- - 16 0
1949-50 Division Two (old)19 01 0- -- -- - 20 0
Total 35 01 0- -- -- - 36 0

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 15.09.1948 2 - 1 Brentford (A) Division Two (old)
2 18.09.1948 2 - 2 Chesterfield (H) Division Two (old)
3 25.09.1948 1 - 2 West Bromwich Albion (A) Division Two (old)
4 02.10.1948 3 - 2 Bury (H) Division Two (old)
5 09.10.1948 1 - 1 Luton Town (A) Division Two (old)
6 16.10.1948 2 - 2 Bradford Park Avenue (H) Division Two (old)
7 04.12.1948 0 - 2 Blackburn Rovers (A) Division Two (old)
8 11.12.1948 2 - 2 Cardiff City (H) Division Two (old)
9 18.12.1948 1 - 3 Leeds United (A) Division Two (old)
10 27.12.1948 1 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur (A) Division Two (old)
11 01.01.1949 3 - 1 Coventry City (H) Division Two (old)
12 19.03.1949 1 - 3 Southampton (H) Division Two (old)
13 18.04.1949 1 - 1 West Ham United (H) Division Two (old)
14 23.04.1949 1 - 1 Plymouth Argyle (A) Division Two (old)
15 04.05.1949 2 - 1 Bury (A) Division Two (old)
16 05.05.1949 0 - 3 West Bromwich Albion (H) Division Two (old)
17 01.10.1949 0 - 3 Bury (A) Division Two (old)
18 08.10.1949 0 - 1 Luton Town (A) Division Two (old)
19 12.11.1949 3 - 2 Queens Park Rangers (H) Division Two (old)
20 19.11.1949 1 - 2 Preston North End (A) Division Two (old)
21 26.11.1949 0 - 0 Swansea City (H) Division Two (old)
22 03.12.1949 1 - 1 Leeds United (A) Division Two (old)
23 10.12.1949 2 - 2 Southampton (H) Division Two (old)
24 17.12.1949 2 - 2 Sheffield Wednesday (H) Division Two (old)
25 24.12.1949 0 - 4 Hull City (A) Division Two (old)
26 26.12.1949 1 - 0 Coventry City (H) Division Two (old)
27 27.12.1949 2 - 1 Coventry City (A) Division Two (old)
28 31.12.1949 1 - 1 Brentford (H) Division Two (old)
29 07.01.1950 1 - 3 Sheffield United (A) FA Cup 3
30 14.01.1950 0 - 3 Blackburn Rovers (A) Division Two (old)
31 18.03.1950 2 - 2 Sheffield United (A) Division Two (old)
32 25.03.1950 1 - 0 Grimsby Town (H) Division Two (old)
33 01.04.1950 0 - 0 Swansea City (A) Division Two (old)
34 08.04.1950 1 - 1 Leeds United (H) Division Two (old)
35 10.04.1950 1 - 2 Plymouth Argyle (A) Division Two (old)
36 15.04.1950 0 - 2 Queens Park Rangers (A) Division Two (old)

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Peterhead Unknown February 1947
OUT  Reading Unknown May 1950
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