Bob Harris (footballer)
|Full name||Robert Harris|
|Date of birth||28 August 1987|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|2007–2011||Queen of the South||106||(10)|
|2012||→ Rotherham United (loan)||5||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:28, 8 September 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
||This section of a biography of a living person does not include any references or sources. (April 2012)|
Harris signed professional terms for Clyde at the start of the 2004–05 season, and made his senior debut on the last day of the campaign, playing the full ninety minutes in a 1–1 draw against Ross County with team mate Craig Bryson. Harris played more games the following season, including Clyde's 5–2 after extra-time encounter with Rangers, in the Scottish League Cup. Harris won the penalty which gave Clyde the lead.
Queen of the South
In the 2008 Scottish Cup Final it was a Harris free kick that was headed home by Jim Thomson to make the score 2–2. Rangers ran out 3–2 winners. He scored his first goal in the 2008–09 season with a free kick away to FC Nordsjælland in the UEFA Cup second qualification round. This made him the only Queens player to score in the away leg of a UEFA competition.
On 23 September 2009, Harris scored for Queens in a League Cup defeat to Rangers at Palmerston Park. He picked up the ball at the edge of the box and his left-foot shot curled into the top corner of the net.
Harris said of his time in Dumfries "I've got to say I really enjoyed those four years at Queen of the South. It was a very special time in the club's history. I particularly enjoyed the 2008 Scottish Cup Final, then playing in the UEFA Cup in Denmark and even scoring in Copenhagen was a bonus."
After his contract with Queen of the South expired, Harris went on trial with English Championship side Blackpool. He was a half time substitute in their pre-season friendly match against Rangers at Bloomfield Road on 19 July 2011. Three days later it was confirmed that he had signed a two-year deal with the option for a further twelve months.Harris said of the move: "I always wanted to come down here and give it a shot – I'd been at Queens for four years and needed a new challenge."
His competitive debut for the Seasiders came in the League Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on 11 August. After a further four appearances in the FA Cup he made his Football League debut in a 3–0 home win over Southampton on 1 April 2012.
Harris joined Rotherham United on an emergency one-month loan deal in September 2012, and said he would be open to extending the deal. However, Rotherham were unable to extend the 28-day loan as he was called back by parent club Blackpool.
- "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 6. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
- "Queen of the South 1–1 Dunfermline". Daily Record. 17 March 2007. Retrieved 26 April 2008.
- "Congratulations FC Nordsjælland". www.qosfc.com ([Queen of the South F.C.]). Retrieved 27 May 2012.
- "Club History" on the official Queen of the South website
- Murray, Keir (23 September 2009). "Queen of the South 1–2 Rangers". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
- "Match reaction" www.qosfc.com
- Goldie, Bill (21 July 2011). "Bob moves to Blackpool". Queen of the South F.C.
- "Blackpool hand trial to ‘new Crainey’". Blackpool Gazette. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
- "MATCH TEXT: BLACKPOOL 0 RANGERS 2". Blackpool F.C. 19 July 2011.
- "Blackpool sign left-back Bob Harris on a two-year deal". bbc.co.uk. 22 July 2011.
- "Sheffield Wednesday 0–0 Blackpool (4–2 penalties)". bbc.co.uk. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
- "Harris returns to Blackpool". www.themillers.co.uk. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012.