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Jim Turnbull
Jim Turnbull
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Jim Turnbull (Forward, 1935, 1945-47) - Kelty lad Jim ‘Jay’ Turnbull stepped up from Kelty Rangers to join East Stirling. The clever young inside-left won a 2nd Division championship medal with the Shire in 1932. A serious cartilage injury though threatened his career and he ended up playing with Rhyl. In 1935, he signed for Cowdenbeath. After a few games, Jim was fielded as an emergency centre-forward. The reluctant leader of the attack then scored 14 goals in 8 games. Rangers immediately swooped to sign him. Jim Turnbull readily claimed a berth in the Rangers 1st XI but in yet another new position, outside-left! In his first season at Ibrox, he won a Scottish Cup winners medal alongside Alex Venters. However, in subsequent seasons, Turnbull was in and out of the Rangers side. After the War, Jim resigned for Cowdenbeath in November 1945. He played 2 seasons at outside-left and his experience was invaluable as Cowden tried to rebuild after the ravages of the War. Jim retired in 1947 and died in 1992 aged 81.



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