With a running total of over £500 raised through our weekly auctions we have two more jerseys opening for bidding this week!
Whether you are looking for a few items to add to your ‘Well memorabilia or another classic ‘Well kit to wear to fives, every penny raised through the auction goes to supporting your club.
Check out this week’s items:
The Newcastle-born centre half was snapped up by the Fir Park side from Wallsend Boys Club in 2007, with his league debut coming two years later at the end of the 2008/09 season. The imposing defender, a first-choice pick for then-manager Jim Gannon, would go on to make a fantastic start to the following season, scoring in the 8-1 win over Flamurtari in the Europa League before goals against St Johnstone and Kilmarnock. Despite such an impressive start, the young defender soon found himself back on the fringes of the first-team after Gannon was replaced by Craig Brown. However, Sheffield Wednesday’s purchase of Mark Reynolds midway through the 2010/11 season provided Hutchinson with the opportunity to regain a spot in the starting XI, going on to play an integral part in the side which reached the 2011 Scottish Cup Final. Under Stuart McCall, Hutchinson would cement his position as first-team centre half, playing in the Champions League qualifiers against Panathinaikos, and being named in the 2012/13 PFA Scotland Team of the Year. After over 120 league appearances in claret and amber, Hutchinson departed Fir Park at the end of his contract, signing for Fulham in 2014 and then moving on to Millwall in 2016 where he still remains.
A product of the Celtic Youth Academy, McBride first arrived at Fir Park on loan from the Parkhead club, becoming an important part of Terry Butcher’s side and scoring five goals in the process. Following his successful loan spell, Butcher moved to tie up the midfielder on a permanent deal, securing his services for a further two years. Sadly, McBride struggled to recapture the form he had shown in his original loan spell and, having spent the 2006/07 season featuring in the forgettable Maurice Malpas side which narrowly avoided relegation, McBride left the Steelmen for Darlington on a free transfer. A brief spell at Blackwell Meadows was followed by a season at Falkirk, before McBride moved to Hibernian. A loan spell at Raith Rovers was next, before spells with Hamilton Accies, Dundee and Airdrie wound up McBride’s career. He would retire from professional football in December 2015, taking up a coaching role at the Excelsior Stadium. More recently, McBride was assistant manager at Raith Rovers for three months earlier this year, before leaving the club following relegation to League One at the end of the 2016/17 season.
As always bidding is open until next Thursday 10am!