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LOCAL HEROES RAITH'S ANDY YOUNG.

Byline: ALAN McMILLAN'S

In any list of the unluckiest players never to be capped, Andy Young would be near the top.

After leaving Celtic in 1945, the Fifer gave Raith Rovers 15 years of sterling service. Wing–half Young would be regarded these days as a defensive midfielder yet he scored 141 goals for Raith in 611 games.

His name often came up prior to Scotland games but he was never picked. But later as Lochore Welfare boss he did help nurture future Scotland stars such as Willie Johnston and Doug Rougvie.

Young helped take Raith into the top flight as champions in 1949 and in 1957 they finished fourth behind Rangers, Hearts and Kilmarnock. He also played in the 1948–49 League Cup Final when Raith lost 2–0 to Rangers.

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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Sep 28, 2014
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