First posted on Facebook on 29th October, 2016
Happy 50th birthday to Ian Durrant. The photo is taken from the Scotland v Hungary programme from September, 1987. There is an article on Durrant in it, that states “Barring illness or injury, this evening should see the first steps on the International scene of a player many people feel is destined to become one of Scotland’s greats.”
Ian did make his debut that night in a 2-0 win over Hungary with teammate Ally McCoist hitting a double. As we all know fate had other things in mind for Ian as he was seriously injured in a tackle in October ’88.
He would win 20 Scotland caps in total, 9 of which came in his time with Kilmarnock but it should have been so much more.
Happy Birthday to Ian and all the best.