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Came from: Tunbridge Wells R Went to: Manchester United
First game: 29 March 1937 Last game: 27 December 1938
Appearances: 43 (43/0) Goals: 6
Dougan was born in Holytown, two miles north of Motherwell - the same village as teammate Tommy Ryan came from, although they arrived via differing routes. Dougan started out in non-league football in England with ambitious full-time Southern League side Tunbridge Wells Rangers, where the outside-right was spotted as a teenager by Argyle's manager Bob Jack in 1936.
Spending three seasons at Home Park, he only appeared occasionally but such was his promise, he was already being talked of as a future Scottish international. Manchester United stepped in with a £4,000 offer and in March 1939 he moved to Old Trafford with teammate Bill Hullett for "substantial fees". However, he was only able to play four times for the Red Devils before war intervened six months later.
Dougan returned to Scotland to play for Heart of Midlothian, who he helped to the final of the Summer League Cup in 1941, which Tynecastle club lost to Rangers after a replay. He moved on to Dunfermline Athletic and then Hamilton Academical in 1944, where he was a regular on the right wing, netting six times in 29 games in the 1944-45 season. In February 1946 he played five matches for Kilmarnock and then moved back to Dunfermline a month later.
Footnote: written with help from www.acciesmemorybank.co.uk.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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