Jason Naismith

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Jason Naismith
Personal information
Full name Jason Naismith
Date of birth (1994-06-25) 25 June 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
St. Mirren
Number 2
Youth career
St. Mirren
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– St. Mirren 47 (3)
2012–2013 Greenock Morton (loan) 4 (0)
2013 Cowdenbeath (loan) 5 (0)
National team
2011 Scotland U17 2 (0)
2012 Scotland U18 1 (0)
2012– Scotland U20 1 (0)
2014– Scotland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jason Naismith (born 25 June 1994) is a professional football player currently playing as a defender for St. Mirren in the Scottish Premiership.

For the first six months of season 2012–13 he was on loan at local rivals Greenock Morton, before joining Cowdenbeath on a month's emergency loan in February 2013.

Club career[edit]

St. Mirren[edit]

Naismith was born in Paisley. A member of St. Mirren's under 19 squad Naismith made his first team debut as a substitute on 25 February 2012 against Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier League.[1] On 24 May 2013, it was confirmed by the club that Jason has signed a new one-year deal to keep him at the club until the end of season 2013–14.[2]

On 22 November 2013 it was announced that Naismith had signed a three year contract extension, tying him to the club until the summer of 2017.[3]

Naismith scored his first senior goal for the club in a 4–1 Scottish Premiership victory over Dundee United, on 26 December 2013.[4] During season 2013–14 Jason made himself a regular first team player for the club, making 27 league appearances and scoring 2 goals.

Greenock Morton (loan)[edit]

In May 2012, Naismith was loaned out to Greenock Morton for six months.[5] In doing so he became the first player in history to be loaned between the two rival clubs.[6]

Cowdenbeath (loan)[edit]

Naismith joined Cowdenbeath for a month on loan at the end of February 2013.[7]

International career[edit]

Naismith has represented Scotland at under 17 level.[8] He made his debut for the under 17's on 11 March 2011 playing the full 90 minutes against Slovakia.[9] He was also called up to the Scotland under 18 squad in February 2012,[10] and made his debut against Serbia in April that year.

In May 2012, Naismith spent time with the Scotland U20 squad at the ADO Den Haag youth tournament in the Netherlands.[6] He made one appearance in the competition as a substitute against ADO, but was injured and missed the remainder of the tournament.[11]

On 18 November 2014, Naismith earned his first Scotland Under–21 cap against Switzerland in a friendly match. The 20-year old came on as a 72nd minute substitute, replacing Marcus Fraser. The match ended in a 1–1 draw.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 27 December 2014[13][14]
Club statistics
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
St. Mirren 2011–12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14 27 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 29 2
2014–15 18 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 21 1
Total 47 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 52 3
Greenock Morton (loan) 2012–13 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 7 0
Cowdenbeath (loan) 2012–13 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 56 3 4 0 3 0 1 0 64 3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St Mirren 1 v 1 Aberdeen". BBC Sports. BBC. 25 February 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Squad & Pre-Season Update". saintmirren.net (St. Mirren F.C.). 24 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "St Mirren duo Sean Kelly & Jason Naismith signs new deal". BBC Sport (BBC). 24 May 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "St Mirren 4–1 Dundee United: Saints end United run". The Scotsman (http://www.scotsman.com). 27 December 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (24 May 2012). "Scotland youth international signs on loan". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Mitchell, Jonathan (28 May 2012). "High hopes for Ton signing". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Blue Brazil add Naismith". Scottish Football League. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Jason Naismith – U17 Squad". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "SCOTLAND U17 VS. SLOVAKIA U17 2 – 0". Soccerway. 11 March 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Call-up joy for Jason Naismith and Thomas Reilly". Paisley Daily Express. 29 February 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  11. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (1 June 2012). "Teen: I'm no traitor Dad". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Cap for Jason". St Mirren official website. 23 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "Jason Naismith Stats". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "Jason Naismith Stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 February 2012.