John be­comes a full-time Jag

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

A for­mer Ruther­glen school pupil has signed a full-time con­tract with a Premier­ship club and has al­ready made an ap­pear­ance in the first team.

John Kelly penned a con­tract with Partick This­tle after im­press­ing acad­emy coaches dur­ing his time with the club’s youth side This­tle Weir.

The teenager, who left Trin­ity High at the end of the school year, led the un­der 18 foot­ball team to a league and Han­nah Cup dou­ble.

He was also named the un­der 17 player of the year for This­tle Weir in April be­fore he came on as a sub­sti­tute in the first team’s pre-sea­son friendly at Dum­bar­ton.

Mean­while, on the in­ter­na­tional front John gained caps for Scot­land’s school­boy side who com­peted in the un­der 18 boys Cen­te­nary Shield.

He started at cen­tre back for the Scots in three of the four matches, against Ire­land, Eng­land and North­ern Ire­land.

John’s a JagThe for­mer Trin­ity High School pupil with head teacher Peter Bol­lan and the cap he won for play­ing against Eng­land

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