MacPherson, Gus

Birth Date

11th November 1968





Biographical Text

Gus MacPherson, on loan from Rangers, made eleven appearances for Exeter City during the club’s 1989/90 Division Four title-winning campaign. He later appeared for Kilmarnock, Dunfermline and St Mirren before going into coaching and management. 

Gus joined Rangers on leaving school in 1985 but, having signed professionally, was unable to break into the first team. Arriving at Exeter City on loan in March 1990 aged twenty-one, Gus made his debut in professional football at Grimsby on 10 March 1990. Retaining his place for eleven games, and scoring at Torquay over Easter, Gus played an important part in City’s promotion bid before departing the scene with five games remaining.

City were apparently keen to retain Gus’s services but the quoted fee was too high and he moved in the summer of 1990 to Kilmarnock where he was to stay eleven years, play 354 Scottish League matches and feature in Killie’s 1997 Scottish Cup final victory over Falkirk alongside Dylan Kerr and Jim McIntyre who also appeared for Exeter City at various stages of their careers.    

Thereafter Gus played for Dunfermline Athletic and St Mirren (eventually as manager until 2010) before taking charge of Queen of the South and Queen’ s Park. He subsequently returned to St Mirren as technical director ahead of a spell as manager of Morton during 2021.







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