From a current Hearts man to a forward who’s been brilliant for the likes of Motherwell and Celtic, the A-League still has some recognisable faces for Scottish football fans.

The SPFL is currently on a hiatus as the Covid-19 pandemic brings a halt to most football events worldwide. One league still up and running though is the A-League in Australia, albeit behind closed doors.

Action is still taking place. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Still, there are plenty of past faces and two present players to keep an eye on down under whilst football elsewhere is canned.

Ryan McGowan – Sydney FC

Working our way from the top to the bottom, McGowan is with the current A-League leaders. Formerly of Ayr United, Partick Thistle, Hearts, Dundee United and Dundee.


Curtis Good – Melbourne City

The Melbourne defender spent a brief spell with Dundee United between January-May in 2014. Has played all but one game this campaign and scored his first senior goal at Tannadice.

Good’s down under. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Jack Hendry – Melbourne City

One of two SPFL players out in Australia, Ex-Dundee defender Hendry, currently at Celtic, is out on loan down under. Battling his way back from a knee problem.

Jamie Maclaren – Melbourne City

Former Hibs man Maclaren is firing on all cylinders this season for Melbourne. He’s scored 18 goals in 19 matches.

Tom Aldred – Brisbane Roar

Aldred spent a brilliant 18 months at Motherwell on loan from Bury. Earned a move to Brisbane last summer following some excellent claret and amber form and has even been made captain.

Aldred is doing well. (Photo by Jono Searle/Getty Images)

Scott McDonald – Brisbane Roar

Another former Steelman, McDonald can also count Celtic, Dundee United and Partick Thistle amongst his former SPFL clubs. Has scored four goals in three games recently.

Bobby Burns – Newcastle Jets

The other current SPFL player over in the A-League, Burns is getting experience with the Jets on loan from Hearts. He’s made 16 appearances this term.

Wes Hoolahan – Newcastle Jets

The Irish playmaker is likely at his final club now that he’s 37, 38 in May. Back between 2005-2006 though, he spent some time with Livingston, making 16 appearances.

Hoolahan is in his twilight years. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Roy O’Donovan – Newcastle Jets

A third Jets player to have spent time in Scotland, the 34-year-old striker can count Hibs and Dundee United amongst his former clubs. Combined, he scored three goals in 28 appearances.

Ziggy Gordon – Central Coast Mariners

Last but certainly not least are the Mariners boys. First is Gordon, who has represented both Hamilton and Partick Thistle alongside spells in Poland.

Michael McGlinchey – Central Coast Mariners

McGlinchey spent most of the early part of his career in Scotland. Starting off with Celtic, he would then go on to make eight appearances for both Dunfermline and Motherwell.

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