John Potter (footballer)
Potter playing for St. Mirren
|Full name||John Potter|
|Date of birth||15 December 1979|
|Place of birth||Dunfermline, Scotland|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|2012||→ Queen of the South (loan)||13||(1)|
|2012-||Dunfermline Athletic (U20)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 June 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Potter began his career at Celtic, but failed to make a senior appearance for them. Potter was highly rated at Celtic Park and captained the reserve side, most notably on 16 February 1999, when Mark Viduka made his first appearance in a Celtic shirt in a 4–2 victory against Motherwell. Potter travelled to Portugal with the first team squad and was an unused substitute in Wim Jansen's final game in charge against Sporting Lisbon, but a change in management from Jansen to Josef Venglos signalled the end of Potter's career at the club.
In 2002, he joined Clyde. He made his debut on the same day he joined Clyde, in an evening fixture against Partick Thistle. At the beginning of the 2004–05 season, Potter was appointed captain of Clyde, and started every single game for the Bully Wee that season.
He joined St. Mirren in July 2005 and won promotion to the Scottish Premier League in his first season. At the beginning of the 2008–09 campaign, Saint's manager Gus MacPherson named Potter as captain, a position he held for three seasons. However, towards the end of the 2010-11 season, Potter - along with 9 other players at St. Mirren - was told that his contract would not be renewed and he would be allowed to leave the club on a free transfer.
After seeing out his contract at St. Mirren, Potter joined his former St. Mirren team mate Paul Gallacher at Dunfermline Athletic, beginning his second spell at the club, since leaving them in 2002 to sign for Clyde. He became U20s player/coach alongside Craig Dargo in 2012.