Gregg Wylde

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Gregg Wylde
Personal information
Full name Gregg Wylde[1]
Date of birth (1991-03-23) 23 March 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Kirkintilloch, Scotland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
St. Mirren
Number 11
Youth career
1998–2005[2] Celtic
2005–2009 Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012[3] Rangers 38 (2)
2012–2013 Bolton Wanderers 0 (0)
2012–2013 Bury (loan) 4 (0)
2013–2014 Aberdeen 8 (1)
2014– St. Mirren 26 (2)
National team
2008 Scotland U17 4 (1)
2009–2010 Scotland U19 3 (0)
2010–2012 Scotland U21 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gregg Wylde (born 23 March 1991) is a Scottish footballer who currently plays for St. Mirren in the Scottish Premier League. He previously played for former Scottish Premier League side Rangers but voluntarily left the club in March 2012, soon after it entered administration & then played for Bolton Wanderers, Bury and Aberdeen.[3]

Career[edit]

Rangers[edit]

Wylde joined the Rangers' youth system from Old Firm rivals Celtic when he was 14.[4]

He made his first-team debut as a late substitute against Hamilton Academical on 29 August 2009.[5] In the 2010–11 season, Wylde made his European debut in the Europa League last 16 tie against PSV, coming on as a substitute for Kyle Lafferty in the 80th minute, as Rangers drew 0-0 with the Dutch side. He then played the full 90 minutes in the second leg, which Rangers lost 1–0, exiting the competition.[6][7] Wylde picked up his first senior honour with Rangers when playing from the start in a 2–1 victory over Celtic in the 2011 League Cup Final.[8] Afterwards, Wylde revealed he didn't celebrate winning the cup; instead, he went to bed early.[9]

At the start of the 2011–12 season, Wylde rejected an offer of a new contract from Rangers, leading to manager Ally McCoist remarking that the player's agent had "moved the goalposts" regard his demands.[10] Following the rejection of the new contract offer, Wylde's father defended him and accused the club of treating him like an "outcast".[11] On 15 August, Rangers confirmed that they had turned down a £400,000 bid from Bolton Wanderers for the player.[12] Wylde scored his first goal for Rangers on 21 August 2011, during a 3–0 win over Motherwell.[13] Four days later it was announced that he had signed a new five-year contract, with Rangers, keeping him at the club until 2016.[12] Shortly signing the new contract, Wylde said he was delighted to have signed and made it clear he wanted to stay at the club.[14] On 5 November 2011, he was sent off in stoppage time against Dundee United for a wild challenge on Willo Flood in an eventual 3–1 win. After the match, McCoist told Wylde that he would have to learn from his mistake.[15]

Wylde volunteered to have his contract terminated and to waive the redundancy payment he would have been entitled to when Rangers went into administration in early 2012.[3][16] He said this was to try and help other members of staff keep their jobs at the club.

Bolton Wanderers[edit]

On 17 March 2012, Wylde signed a three-year contract with Bolton Wanderers, subject to authorisation and clearance from FIFA.[17][18] By the end of the season, the player and club were still awaiting the authorisation, meaning that Wylde played no part in Bolton's relegation from the Premier League.[19] Wylde expressed his disappointment at not getting the chance to play a game in the Premier League and described waiting to get clearance from FIFA to play as "frustrating".[20]

However, his time at Bolton was disastrous after failing to earn a place in the first team and being told he was told surplus to requirements at the club.[21] At the end of the 2012–13 season, Wylde was expected to make a return to Scotland. Bolton released Wylde at the end of the 2012–2013 season.[21][22]

Bury (loan)[edit]

On 22 November 2012, Wylde joined League One Bury on a month long loan deal,[23] which was extended for a further month.[24][25] In the last sixteen of the Football League Trophy, Wylde missed the last penalty in the penalty-shootout, allowing Preston to win the match, after the teams had been level at 3–3 after extra-time.[26] Shortly after the end of his loan, Bury manager Kevin Blackwell claim that Wylde would be making a return to the SPL with a move to Hibernian.[27] The Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon though wouldn't confirm if he would be signing the player.[28] Wylde has his contract cancelled by Aberdeen on the 15th of January 2014 after failing to break into the first team.[29]

Aberdeen[edit]

On Monday 24 June 2013, free agent Wylde signed for SPL side Aberdeen.[30] After being released by Bolton, Wylde was linked with SPL side Motherwell, but opted to join Aberdeen instead.[31] He scored his first and only goal for the club in a 2-0 win over Hibernian on 26 October 2013.[32] Wylde had his contract with Aberdeen cancelled on 15 January 2014.[33]

St. Mirren[edit]

Wylde signed an 18 month contract at St. Mirren on 15 January 2014.[34]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 4 October 2014
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rangers
2009–10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2010–11 15 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 21 0
2011–12 21 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 25 2
Total 38 2 3 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 48 2
Bolton Wanderers
2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bury 2012–13 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
Total 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
Aberdeen 2013–14 8 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Total 8 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
St. Mirren 2013–14 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 2
2014–15 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Total 26 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 28 2
Career Total 76 5 6 0 7 0 3 0 1 0 93 5

Honours[edit]

Rangers

Personal life[edit]

Wylde, who is the son of former player and manager Gordon Wylde, attended Kirkintilloch High School.[35][36][37][38]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 7. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Tom English (19 March 2011). "Rangers may run Wylde – Sport". scotsman.com. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Unknown (6 March 2012). "Gregg Wylde Leaves Rangers". STV.tv. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Bert Mitchell (26 November 2008). "The Wylde blue wonder". Evening Times. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Campbell, Andy (29 August 2009). "BBC SPORT | Football | Scottish Premier | Rangers 4–1 Hamilton Accies". BBC News. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "PSV Eindhoven 0–0 Rangers". BBC Sport. 10 March 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Rangers 0 – 1 PSV Eindhoven (agg 0 – 1)". BBC Sport. 17 March 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  8. ^ Campbell, Andy (20 March 2011). "BBC Sport – Football – Celtic 1–2 Rangers (aet)". BBC News. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Grounded Rangers star Gregg Wylde admits cutting cup celebrations short to savour first ever winner's medal". Daily Record. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "BBC Sport – Touting of Gregg Wylde concerns Ally McCoist". BBC News. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Rangers are trying to force Gregg Wylde out of the club, blasts his father Gordon". Daily Record. 13 August 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "BBC Sport – Gregg Wylde agrees new Rangers contract". BBC News. 25 August 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  13. ^ Campbell, Andy (21 August 2011). "BBC Sport – Motherwell 0–3 Rangers". BBC News. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "Wylde reveals contract relief". Sky Sports. 26 August 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "Ally McCoist urges Gregg Wylde to learn from red card". BBC Sport. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  16. ^ McLaughlin, Chris (2 March 2012). "BBC Sport – Wylde and Celik leave Rangers as administrators reject pact". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  17. ^ "Wanderers Land Gregg Wylde". bwfc.co.uk. 17 March 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  18. ^ "BBC Sport – Former Rangers winger Gregg Wylde completes Bolton switch". bbc.co.uk. 17 March 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  19. ^ "Coyle despair over Wylde delay". The Bolton News. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  20. ^ "Ex Rangers wide man Wylde ready to make up for lost time". The Bolton News. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  21. ^ a b "Wylde eyeing home return". The Bolton News. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  22. ^ "Counting the cost of Gregg's Wylde time". The Bolton News. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  23. ^ "Wylde Loaned To Bury". bwfc.co.uk. 22 November 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  24. ^ "Gregg Wylde's Loan to Bury is Extended by One Month". Lion of Vienna Suite. 24 December 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  25. ^ "Gregg is Wylde about extending Bury stay". The Bolton News. 24 December 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  26. ^ "Bury 3 – 3 Preston". BBC Sport. 18 December 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  27. ^ "Gregg Wylde appears to be heading back to the SPL with Hibernian". Sky Sports. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  28. ^ "Hibs manager Pat Fenlon targets two new signings". BBC Sport. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  29. ^ http://www.afc.co.uk/articles/20140115/gregg-wylde-leaves-pittodrie_2212158_3621817
  30. ^ "Dons confirm signing of Gregg Wylde". Aberdeen FC. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  31. ^ "Motherwell & Aberdeen interested in free agent Wylde". BBC Sport. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  32. ^ "Hibernian 0 - 2 Aberdeen". BBC. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  33. ^ "Gregg Wylde: Aberdeen cancel winger's three-year contract at Pittodrie". BBC Sport. 15 January 2014. 
  34. ^ "St Mirren sign Dons winger Gregg Wylde". Aberdeen Evening Express. 15 January 2014. 
  35. ^ Winter 2008 Newsletter, Kirkintilloch High School, 2008, p. 4, retrieved 31 December 2009 
  36. ^ "Rising star – Sport". Kirkintilloch Herald. 11 December 2008. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  37. ^ "Kayden makes it five generations – Local Headlines". Kirkintilloch Herald. 2 July 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  38. ^ "Rangers kid Gregg Wylde: I idolized Jorg Albertz – now I want to become a hero like him". Daily Record. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 

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