“Great Saints” – Player Profile of Jim Morton

For anyone who missed my earlier post on Jim Morton. Here is the link



Jim Morton was signed in November 1979 by Manager Alex Stuart from Berwick Rangers for a then record fee of £30,000. A particularly skillful player he would go on on to play for St Johnstone for 7 seasons proving to be both a successful and an extremely popular player with teammates and fans alike.

Saints had been relegated from the Premier League in 1976 and 3 years later were still struggling to make an impact in Division 1 never mind make a return to the top Division. Alex Stuart had taken over from Jim Storrie in October 1978 and a year later was still trying to revive Saints fortunes.

Two weeks prior to his signing Berwick Rangers had been at Muirton Park and Jim’s midfield performance that day had been inspirational as the visitors came back from 3 – 1 down midway through the second half to gain an…

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