McKechnie, Jimmy





Biographical Text

Scottish full-back Jimmy McKechnie played for Exeter City during the early 1920s. He joined the club from Northampton Town and later played for Stockport County, Clapton Orient and Crewe Alexandra.

Jimmy, who had served in the Great War with the Royal Horse Artillery, signed for Newcastle United ahead of the 1919/20 season and, without making a first-team appearance, moved on to Northampton Town the following season where he had 11 league outings.

Moving to Exeter City in July 1921 Jimmy made his Grecians’ debut at Charlton Athletic on the opening day of the season but lost his place after two games. He then had a run of games in the autumn, and another later in the season, before moving on to Stockport County after a single season at St James’ Park.

Remaining at Stockport for one season, and appearing in eight league games, Jimmy then played 47 league games for Clpaton Orient between 1923 and 1926 ahead of a final season with Crewe Alexandra. 





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