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Sam McNab

The “other” one in City’s 1954/5 FA Cup side, he played just once in the cup run

Like Arthur Bottom, Sam McNab joined City in the summer of 1954 from Sheffield United.

A clever ball player and attacking midfielder, he was never a regular in City’s side and made just one appearance in The FA Cup, a fine display in the semi final at Hillsborough replacing the injured Sid Storey.

He made 20 appearances for City, scoring 3 goals, including goals in each of the first 2 games of the 1954/5 season (the second the only goal of the game against Hartlepools United). Despite playing the first 3 games of the season, he lost his place after Jimmy McCormick resigned as manager in September 1954 and had to play second fiddle to Sid Storey throughout his time with City. He didn’t make an appearance in his second season.

He left City in 1956 after 2 years to join Cheltenham, making him the shortest serving of The Happy Wanderers.

He later returned to Scotland and played for Hamilton. He died in 1995 in his native Glasgow.