Jamie McClen



Jamie McClen joined Motherwell on a three month loan deal from English Premiership side Newcastle United early in the 2000/01 season as Billy Davies looked to bolster his midfield options. Jamie had made his Newcastle debut under Ruud Gullit, but under Bobby Robson he found first team games limited, so he was put on the loan list. The youngster had broken into the first team fold at St James Park during the 1999/00 season and had played in a number of Premiership and European ties for the Geordies. ┬áHe had played alongside players like Alan Shearer, Gary Speed, Nolberto Solano and Keiron Dyer prior to joining the Steelmen. He never really broke into the side at Fir Park which was surprising as he was on the cusp of breaking into Newcastles and when the Steelmen managed to secure his transfer it was seen as somewhat of a coup, only injuries to key players granted him his first full debut against Dundee which the side lost 3-0. He couldn’t move the likes of Ged Brannan, Scott Leitch, Derek Townsley, Kevin Twaddle and there were also a few youngsters breaking into the first team which included Keith Lasley and James McFadden who barred his route to the first team.

Name:
James David McClen
Height:
5′ 8″
Weight:
10st 7lbs
Date of Birth:
13th May 1979
Place of Birth:
Cramlington, Northumberland
Position:
Midfield
Nationality:
English

Football Career:

Newcastle United 1997 2005
Motherwell (Loan) 2000 2001
Carlisle United 2005
Blyth Spartans 2006
Shrewsbury 2006
Kidderminster Harriers 2006 2007
Bedlington Terriers (Loan) 2006 2007
Hamilton Accies 2007
Gateshead 2007 2008
Newcastle Blue Star (Loan) 2008

Well Career:

Apps Goals
League:
1 (2) 0
Scottish Cup:
0 0
League Cup:
0 0
Other:
0 0
Total:
1 (2) 0