Former Falkirk, Celtic and Partick Thistle defender Jackie McNamara in hospital after collapse

McNamara and John Fleck contest a loose ball in 2009. Picture: Michael Gillen.McNamara and John Fleck contest a loose ball in 2009. Picture: Michael Gillen.
McNamara and John Fleck contest a loose ball in 2009. Picture: Michael Gillen. | jpimedia
Falkirk Scottish Cup finalist Jackie McNamara is being treated in hospital after collapsing at his home in York.

Reports say the 46-year-old was on his doorstep and has suffered a bleed on the brain.

McNamara was a defender for the Bairns under John Hughes and part of the squad who reached Hampden for the 2009 Homecoming Scottish Cup defeat to Rangers.

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He later moved on loan to Partick Thistle before making the move permanent and stepping into the Firhill club's dugout.

McNamara spent a year and a half at Falkirk.McNamara spent a year and a half at Falkirk.
McNamara spent a year and a half at Falkirk. | jpimedia

He later managed Dundee United and York City and had recently been involved as a football consultant at Falkirk's rivals Dunfermline.

As a player McNamara began his career at Dunfermline before moving to Celtic, Wolves and Aberdeen. He was capped 33 times for Scotland.

Last year, alongside former team-mate and assistant Simon Donnelly, McNamara opened a pub in the Spanish resort of Fuengirola.