100 Years of Coconuts was saddened to hear of the death on January 10, at the age of just 50, of midfielder John McGlashan.
Although he made just one U’s appearance, as a substitute, and is perhaps best remembered for his part in a late Peterborough surge that earned them a 2-2 draw at the Abbey in March 1993, John was as much one of the United family as any player who ever pulled on an amber shirt.
Born in Dundee in 1967 – and a staunch Dark Blues supporter – he joined Montrose in 1988. Two years later he joined Millwall, from where he went on loan to Fulham and United before signing for Peterborough in 1993.
He spent three years at Rotherham before joining his boyhood heroes at Dens Park in 1997. There followed spells at Ross County, Arbroath and Dundee Violet before he began a management career, also coaching Dundee youths.
He died following a battle against ill health.