McAlister makes landmark 300th appearance

Midfielder Jim McAlister made a landmark 300th appearance for the club over the course of two spells at Cappielow in Saturday’s William Hill Scottish Cup tie against East Fife.

Since signing as a 17-year-old and making his debut at home to Peterhead on 28 December 2002, the 33-year-old father of two has made 283 starts and 17 substitute outings in a combined eight seasons with the club.

The Rothesay native, who has scored 19 goals over the course of his Ton career, was a member of the teams that won the 2002/03 Third Division and 2006/07 Second Division titles.

He left the club to join Hamilton Academical in May 2010 and enjoyed spells with Dundee and Blackpool before coming home last summer, whereupon he was installed as club captain.

Manager Jonatan Johansson told media and communications officer Jonathan Mitchell: “We congratulate our captain Jim McAlister on reaching the fantastic milestone of 300 appearances for the club on Saturday.

“Jim has been a great leader in the dressing room this season, is a credit to his profession and his family, and a great example for the younger players at the club.”


Image: Gary Bradley