Gary Glen

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Gary Glen
Personal information
Full name Gary Glen
Date of birth (1990-03-22) 22 March 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Livingston, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Livingston
Youth career
2006–2007 Heart of Midlothian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 Heart of Midlothian 52 (5)
2012–2014 Ross County 41 (3)
2014– Livingston 0 (0)
National team
2005-2006 Scotland U16
2007-2008 Scotland U19 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:25, 29 March 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Gary Glen (born 22 March 1990 in Livingston, West Lothian) is a Scottish professional football forward, who currently plays for Livingston. He has previously played for Heart of Midlothian and Ross County.

Career[edit]

Hearts[edit]

Glen, a former pupil of Broxburn Academy,[1] joined Heart of Midlothian from their youth academy system in 2006.[2] Glen aged 16 had a trial with Manchester United, but turned them down as he thought he was more likely to make it as a footballer with Hearts than with the Old Trafford club.[3][4] Highly rated by the Hearts coaching staff,[5] Glen earned his first involvement with the first team squad when he was an unused substitute in a league match at Motherwell on 5 March 2007.[6] At the age of 16, Glen He made his senior debut as a substitute against Dundee United on 17 March 2007.[7]

He began to feature more for the first team towards the end of the 2007/08 season, with his first start coming against St. Mirren at Tynecastle on 19 April 2008 scoreing his first senior goal to put Hearts in front as Hearts came back from a goal down to win 3–2.[8] This led to Glen being awarded the Clydesdale Bank U19 Graduate award for his breakthrough to the first team.[9] He continued his form with the only goal of the game in his second start against Inverness Caledonian Thistle on 26 April.[10] In April 2008 he signed a new four year contract extending his stay until the summer of 2012.[11]

On 3 May 2008 edition of 'Soccer AM', Glen and fellow Hearts youngster Matej Rapnik, appeared on the sub program, 'Skill Skool', where they went head-to-head in a battle of skill.[12] On 14 May 2008 Glen picked up his first red card for kicking out at Gretna player Craig Barr during the last game of the season.[13]

Glen was accused of lacking a good attitude toward his game by manager Csaba László and consequently failed to become a regular in the Hearts team during season 2008/09.[14] He failed to make another first team appearance until 27 December 2008 appearing against Aberdeen as a substitute.[15] On 11 January 2009, Glen came off the bench with 10 minutes remaining and scored a decisive 94th minute goal against Hibernian at Easter Road in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup to knock their city rivals out of the cup.[16]

Glen became a regular starter for the Hearts first team in season 2009/10, under new manager Jim Jefferies who was confident of Glens ability despite suffering a Hernia injury.[17] He scored his first goal of the new season against Dunfermline Athletic in the Co-operative Insurance League Cup on 23 September 2009.[18] He made 20 appearances scoring twice that season.[19]

Glen picked up a Hamstring injury in pre season[20] and this and a serious of further injuries limited him to just 14 appearances the following season. Glen was offered to go on loan to Brechin to gain experience but he turned this down preferring to stay with Hearts.[21]

In December 2011 with Hearts experiencing financial difficulty Glen was told that he was free to either find a new club in the January 2012 transfer window, or he would be released when his contract expires in summer 2012.[22] He made his first appearance of the season after recovering from injury as a substitute on 7 January 2012 as a substitute against Auchinleck Talbot in the Scottish Cup.[23] Glen scored his first goal of the season on 7 April 2012, in a 2-1 victory over Dunfermline.[24] At the end of the season Hearts confirmed his contract had not been renewed and he left the club.[25]

Ross County[edit]

After leaving Hearts, Glen signed a one year contract with Ross County in June 2012.[26] In his opening season, he managed to score three goals in twenty six appearances - the majority of them substitutions. His first came in the home game versus Dundee on the fifteenth of December where he equalised and made the game one all.[27] His second didn't come until February the second where he again scored against Dundee, this time to make it 2-0 to the Staggies at Dens Park.[28] His third and final goal of the season came against Aberdeen on the twenty-sixth of February, where he scored the winning goal at Pittodrie.[29]

At the end of the 2012-13 season, Glen was given a contract extension to stay at the club.[30] Glen was released by Ross County on 16 May 2014 after finding his first team opportunities limited, just making fifteen appearance in the 2013-14 season.[31]

Livingston[edit]

In July 2014, Glen signed for Livingston on a 1 year deal ahead of the 2014-15 Scottish Championship season.

Scotland youth[edit]

He has featured for Scotland at youth team level, scoring against Northern Ireland and England in the 2005 Victory Shield.[32] He went on to represent the Scotland under-19 team on five occasions.[33]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 29 March 2014[34][35]
Club statistics
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Heart of Midlothian 2006-07 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2007-08 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2
2008-09 8 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 10 1
2009-10 18 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 20 2
2010-11 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
2011-12 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Total 52 5 4 1 2 1 0 0 58 7
Ross County 2012-13 26 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 26 3
2013–14 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Total 41 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 44 3
Career total 93 8 6 1 3 1 0 0 102 10

Personal awards and achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scotland U16s hope to delight in Turkey". 18 January 2006. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Gary Glen Hearts Profile". Hearts News. Heart of Midlothian F.C. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Glen: No heart for Man United!". Hearts News. Heart of Midlothian F.C. 20 April 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "GLEN: MAN UTD SNUB WAS RIGHT MOVE.". The free Library. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Hearts embrace the world of football". The Scotsman. 22 February 2006. 
  6. ^ "Motherwell 0-2 Hearts". BBC Sport. BBC. 5 March 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Hearts vs Dundee United". Heart of Midlothian F.C. 17 March 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Hearts 3-2 St Mirren". BBC Sport. BBC. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Clydesdale Bank Under 19 League - Season 07/08". Clydesdale Bank. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Hearts 1-0 Inverness CT". BBC Sport. BBC. 26 April 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "HEARTS SUPERKID SIGNS NEW DEAL". The Express. 24 April 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Soccer AM slot spells feast of fun for young Hearts stars". The Scotsman. Edinburgh Evening News. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Gretna 1-0 Hearts". BBC Sport. BBC. 14 May 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "Revitalised Glen finds his focus after being cast adrift by Laszlo". The Scotsman. 20 February 2009. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  15. ^ "Aberdeen vs Hearts". Heart of Midlothian F.C. 27 December 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "Hibernian vs Hearts". Heart of Midlothian F.C. 11 January 2009. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  17. ^ "HNT: Glen can be great". Heart of Midlothian F.C. 5 February 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "Hearts 2 - 1 Dunfermline". BBC Sport. BBC. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  19. ^ "2009-10 Stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  20. ^ "Hearts hitman Gary Glen desperate to line up alongside Kevin Kyle". Daily Record. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  21. ^ "Hearts ace Gary Glen turns down loan switch as he looks to force way into Jambos side". Daily Record. 19 November 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  22. ^ "Glen and Stewart set for Hearts exit". Scotsman Publications. Edinburgh Evening News. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  23. ^ "Hearts 1 - 0 Auchinleck Talbot". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 January 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  24. ^ "Dunfermline 1 -2 Hearts". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  25. ^ "Hearts to release strikers Stephen Elliott and Gary Glen". BBC Sport. BBC. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  26. ^ "Striker Glen moves to Ross County". BBC Sport (BBC). 16 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  27. ^ "All square as County hit back". Highland News. 15 December 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  28. ^ "Ross County close in on SPL top six". Highland News. 11 February 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  29. ^ "Aberdeen 0-1 Ross County". BBC Sport. 26 February 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  30. ^ "SPL: New deals for nine Ross County players". Sky Sports. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  31. ^ "Transfer news: Ross County to release Michael Fraser, Alex Cooper and Gary Glen". Sky Sports. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  32. ^ "Scots score in 8 seconds but England seal victory". The Scotsman. 26 November 2005. 
  33. ^ "Gary Glen - A Squad". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  34. ^ "Gary Glen Stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  35. ^ "Gary Glen Stats". Soccerway. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  36. ^ "Player Awards". Retrieved 3 March 2011. 

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