Mo first came to Yeovil Town in 1958 as a player, having previously had a career with Stockport County in the Football League. He was more a Reserve Team performer by that stage, for which unfortunately the appearance records are not complete, but made 26 First Team appearances across three seasons. A hard working player in the engine room we can find just the solitary goal, at St James Park against Exeter City Reserves, then playing in the Southern League.
By the time his playing days at Huish had ended Mo had fallen in love with the area and never returned to Scotland. He was working in Westlands, as so many connected to the club did at that time, and played around the Western League for a while until Mike Hughes asked him to come back and work with the Youths in 1968, and then take over as trainer shortly after, a post he held until 1984.
In the summer of 1984 new manager Ian McFarlane sacked Mo, but was soon gone himself as Yeovil started the season with five consecutive defeats in the Gola League (as what is now the Conference was called at the time, for younger readers). Later managers Gerry Gow and Brian Hall invited him back but Mo declined, using his spare time to help run Sherborne Town.
It was chairman John Fry who finally persuaded Mo to return in the mid-Nineties, and he has been an important part of the backroom staff at the club ever since. With his retirement he will not extend a Yeovil Town record that is unlikely ever to be broken. Mo himself has lost count, but he has stepped up as caretaker manager on six, or maybe it's seven, occasions.
Our best wishes to Mo on his retirement. We'd like to think we'll be seeing him around Huish Park for many more years, but now as a relaxed spectator...... if spectators can ever feel relaxed watching the Glovers.