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PersonalFullname: John Conway
Born: 20 Sep 1921
Signed: Oct 1938
Left: Aug 1942 (RAF); 13 Dec 1946 (free)
Debut: Celtic 2-2 Hamilton Accies, Regional League, 10 Aug 1940
BiogInside-right John Conway was an Edinburgh University student when he signed for the Bhoys from Glencraig Celtic in October 1938. He was said to be a "strong and tireless" worker on the field.
A strong and forceful runner he was loaned to Alloa before making his Hoops competitive debut in a 2-2 Regional League draw at home to Hamilton on August 8th 1940.
When Jimmy McStay (manager) played him from the start of season 1940-41, it was said that "Celtic have struck oil..."
Celtic were though at their worst in the 1940s. Possibly their most fallow period. John Conway did win a Glasgow Cup medal v Rangers in Sep 1940, but in the other competitions we languished. It was not place for aspiring footballers due to poor team management and board meddling.
In time, Conway would serve with the RAF during the war, but kept up on the game by playing as a guest for a number of club. He was eventually released by Celtic in 1946.
John made 25 appearances for the Celts and scored 5 goals. He wasn't forgotten and played in benefit games for Jimmy Delaney and Jackie Gallacher.
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