Blair Sturrock

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Blair Sturrock
Blair sturrock.jpeg
Sturrock as a Swindon Town player
Personal information
Full name Blair David Sturrock[1]
Date of birth (1981-08-25) 25 August 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Victoria Highlanders
Number 21
Youth career
1998–2001 Dundee United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Dundee United 0 (0)
2000–2001 Brechin City (loan) 27 (6)
2001–2004 Plymouth Argyle 63 (2)
2004–2005 Kidderminster Harriers 22 (6)
2005–2006 Rochdale 31 (6)
2006–2009 Swindon Town 50 (6)
2008 Bournemouth (loan) 4 (0)
2009 Torquay United (loan) 9 (2)
2009–2010 Mansfield Town 24 (3)
2010–2012 Southend United 52 (6)
2012-2013 Bishop's Stortford 12 (3)
2013 Basildon United 5 (12)
2013- Victoria Highlanders 22 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 September 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Blair David Sturrock (born 25 August 1981) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a forward for the Victoria Highlanders. His previous clubs include Dundee United, Brechin City, Plymouth Argyle, Kidderminster Harriers, Rochdale, Swindon Town, Bournemouth, Torquay United, Mansfield Town, Southend United. His father, Paul Sturrock, a former player who was a Scotland international was also the Manager of Southend United signing Blair and then ultimately releasing him.

Career[edit]

Dundee United[edit]

Sturrock started off as a trainee for Dundee United before briefly going on loan to Brechin City in the 2000–01 season.

Plymouth Argyle[edit]

He then moved to Plymouth for three years and made 64 appearances for the club during the years 2001–2004, but mostly as a substitute. He scored two goals in his time at Plymouth.

Kidderminster Harriers[edit]

He then moved to Kidderminster Harriers in 2004 where he spent nine months, playing 22 games and scoring five goals.

Rochdale[edit]

Nine months after signing for Kidderminster he signed for Rochdale for the 2005–06 season where he made 33 appearances, scoring six goals in 15 starts for the club. He later got a knee injury that ended his spell at the club and was released. After being released by Rochdale, Sturrock had a short trial with Wrexham in July.

Swindon Town[edit]

In November 2006, Sturrock signed for Swindon Town the club his father was the manager of. Having overcome a groin injury, he made 25 appearances for the Wiltshire club in his first season scoring five goals, with 12 starts. Sturrock made his debut as a second half substitute in a 2–1 defeat at Macclesfield Town on 23 December, his first goal coming in mid-January, when he netted within seconds of coming on to wrap up a 3–1 win at Boston. He then later signed a contract extension to take him through to the end of the 2008–09 season. He was released by Swindon in May 2009.

Mansfield Town[edit]

On 1 September 2009, Blair signed for Conference National outfit Mansfield Town after leaving Torquay United, signing on the first transfer deadline day of the 2009–10 football season. He made his debut as a substitute in the 1–1 draw with Grays Athletic on 5 September 2009.

Southend United[edit]

Sturrock signed for Southend United during the summer of 2010,[3] the fourth time he has signed for a club managed by his father, Paul Sturrock. On 7 August, he made his debut, coming off the bench to score the equaliser in the fifth minute of injury time against Stockport County, in the 1–1 draw. On 25 September, Sturrock scored in a 3-1 win over Hereford United, and again in Southend's 1–0 win over Rotherham on 30 October. Sturrock scored a consolation goal in Southend's 3–1 defeat against Burton Albion. On 31 June 2011, Sturrock extended his contract with Southend until the end of the 2011–12 season.[4][5]

On 18 May 2012, Sturrock was one of eleven players to be released at the end of their contract.[6]

After Southend[edit]

On 16 October 2012 Blair signed for Conference North side, Bishop's Stortford. Following his spell at Bishop's Stortford, Sturrock joined Essex Senior League side Basildon United as Assistant Manager. For the 2013 summer season, Blair signed for the Victoria Highlanders of the North American USL PDL league, moving to Canada to be a player-coach for the club.[7]

Honours[edit]

Plymouth Argyle[edit]

Swindon Town[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/08/2010 and 31/08/2010" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Blair Sturrock". Southend United F.C. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Five sign Southend United pre-contracts". BBC Sport. 17 July 2010. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Blair Extends Stay". Southend United F.C. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 2 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Craig Easton out, Blair Sturrock stays at Southend United". BBC Sport. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Blues axe falls". echo-news.co.uk. 18 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Blair Sturrock Joins Victoria". Victoria Highlanders F.C. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 

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