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PersonalFullname: Desmond Michael McKeown
aka: Des McKeown
Born: 18 January 1970
Position: Left Back
International Caps: 0
International Goals: 0
BiogQuick and sinewy left back from Eastercraigs BC and St. Ninian's school invited to trial ahead of 1987/88 then handed a p/t contract in November. He had showed up well in reserve games against Vale of Clyde and Dundee.
But McKeown was on a college course at Jordanhill and despite the attempts of McNeill, he would not commit to a full time contract. Unable to progress like his full-time colleagues he was released at the end of that season.
He was picked up by Airdrieonians then moved on to Albion Rovers a couple of years later, where he played under Tommy Gemmell for a spell. Meanwhile Des' decision to stay part-time was paying off and he now juggled his playing exploits with a career as a stationary salesman.
Became a regular at Rovers and moved to Queen of the South in 1994. Had four good years at 'the doonhamers' then moved to Partick Thistle, still part-time, in 1998. He was first pick for two seasons at Firhill, before reverting to Queen of the South in November 2000.
Joined Stenhousemuir in October 2001 then saw his playing career curtailed by a badly broken leg sustained in a 'friendly' with Barrow in July 2002. He stayed on behind the scenes at Stenny then took the managerial reigns in 2004. Quit two years later citing a "general malaise" at the club.
He and tabloid fool Bill Leckie had earlier released a rather smug and self-congratulatory autobiography. Has recently divided his time between increasing media work (BBC Scotland and the Scottish Sun) and running marathons for cancer charities.
|League Appearances||League Goals|
|1994/95||Queen of the South||34||1|
|1995/96||Queen of the South||33||0|
|1996/97||Queen of the South||29||0|
|1997/98||Queen of the South||31||5|
|Queen of the South||18||0|
|2001/02||Queen of the South||3||0|
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