The New Zealand international, now 33, has spent 10 years away from SPFL football after leaving Celtic in 2009 and returning briefly for a spell on loan at Motherwell in 2010.
But now he’s back, signing a deal with League Two Queen’s Park. Ray McKinnon’s side have gone full-time this season and have signed in a host of recognisable SPFL faces.
Simon Murray, Bob McHugh and Louis Longridge are just some of the names brought to Mount Florida by McKinnon. McGlinchey is the latest high-profile recruit, joining the Spiders after another Central Coast Mariners spell came to an end.
A creative midfielder, McGlinchey was a highly-rated prospect at Celtic but only ever made brief cameos for the senior side. He established himself as a solid player in Australia’s A League after his SPFL stint, enjoying lengthy spells at Central Coast and Wellington Phoenix.
He has also represented New Zealand at the 2010 World Cup and 2012 London Olympics. Now his next challenge is to get Queen’s Park into League One.