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Football: JP itching to show Jags he can cut it.



FORGOTTEN John Paul McBride John Paul McBride (born November 28, 1978) is a Scottish footballer who plays in the midfield position.

McBride's former clubs include Celtic FC and St. Johnstone. St. Johnstone spent £200,000 to purchase McBride's services from Celtic in 2000.
 is hoping to kick-start his career at Partick Thistle.

The former Celtic kid has endured a tough four years since quitting Parkhead in a desperate search for regular first- team football.

But instead of making a name for himself, McBride showed only glimpses of his talent during a three- year stint at St Johnstone.

And things only got worse for the 24-year-old when he tried his luck in Denmark with FC Aarhus - he became homesick and left after only a couple of months.

Now McBride is back in Glasgow with six months to prove his worth to Jags gaffer Gerry Collins Gerry Collins is a Brisbane-based sports commentator and writer for ABC Radio Grandstand.

He has been a sports broadcaster with the ABC since 1984.

A regular caller of rugby league, rugby union and cricket in Brisbane, he has also hosted Grandstand in the past and
.

And he is determined to start enjoying his football again at Firhill.

He said: "My career since leaving Celtic has been a real rollercoaster and things just haven't worked out.

"The experience I picked up at St Johnstone was great but I wasn't in Denmark long enough to make an impact and I didn't learn anything I wouldn't have learned watching Paul Lambert This article is about the footballer. For the Canadian Football League player, see Paul Lambert (Canadian football player).

For the Emmerdale character, see .
 and Henrik Larsson training at Barrowfield."
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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Aug 3, 2003
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