Hearts’ McGowan makes Partick Thistle debut

Heart of Midlothian defender Ryan McGowan made his Partick Thistle debut on Tuesday night in Scotland’s First Division.

Heart of Midlothian defender Ryan McGowan made his Partick Thistle debut on Tuesday night in Scotland’s First Division.

The 21-year old Australian midfielder/defender has joined the Jags on an emergency loan deal and came straight into Ian McCall’s starting line-up for the clash with Cowdenbeath at Central Park.

McGowan played 72 minutes of the 1-1 draw and said he was looking forward to a bit more first team action at Firhill Stadium.

"I think this will be a good move for me and hopefully I can start playing regularly every weekend,” he said.

McGowan enjoyed a loan spell in Scotland’s second tier last season with Ayr United, making 28 league starts for the relegated club.

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