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PersonalFullname: John Devlin
Signed: March 1895 (from Mossend Celtic)
Left: Aug 1895 (to Airdrie)
Debut: Celtic 4-0 Leith Athletic, League, 16 Mar 1895
BiogSigned from Mossend Celtic in March 1895 John Devlin was an inside-right. He was trialling for Celtic just one week later than his brother (James Devlin)
He scored on his debut - a 4-0 home league win over Leith Atlhletic on March 16th - in which his brother James also played for the Bhoys. The game was marred by a horrendous injury to Leither player John Marshall (a leg break). The break was said to be so bad that the whole south stand (the Jungle/North Stand) winced.
His second - and final - Celtic appearance came in a 1-1 draw at Rangers a week later. He joined Airdrie in August that year. Neither he nor his brother sadly made it at Celtic.
Later they are said to have joined the Army and fought in the tragic Boer War in South Africa. However, both he and his brother appear to have survived the war, and on coming back played for Albion Rovers.
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