Scott Shearer

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Scott Shearer
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Personal information
Full name Scott Shearer
Date of birth (1981-02-15) 15 February 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Albion Rovers 49 (1)
2003–2005 Coventry City 38 (0)
2005 Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 3 (0)
2005 Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 10 (0)
2005–2007 Bristol Rovers 47 (0)
2006–2007 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 20 (0)
2007–2010 Wycombe Wanderers 63 (0)
2010–2011 Wrexham 9 (0)
2011–2012 Crawley Town 41 (0)
2012–2014 Rotherham United 31 (0)
National team
2003 Scotland B 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:36, 29 October 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:25, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Scott Shearer (born 15 February 1981) is a Scottish footballer who plays for Crewe Alexandra as a goalkeeper.

Career[edit]

Albion Rovers[edit]

Born in Glasgow, Shearer began his career in Scotland with Albion Rovers. The staff at the club moved him on to amateur side Tower Hearts to get some game time and experience under his belt, as they felt he wasn't a good enough competitor to frequently break into the starting XI, despite making quite a few appearances in the first team before his move. After plenty of time at Tower Hearts, he was called back to Albion. During the remaining time he spent at the club, he went on to make dozens of appearances for the Scottish side, most notably scoring a last minute equaliser at Hampden Park against Queen's Park.[1]

Coventry City[edit]

Not long after his goalscoring heroics at Hampden Park, he was snapped up by Coventry City. During his first season as a Sky Blue, he consistently thawed into the starting squad, making 30 league appearances and gaining considerable amounts of playing experience. Mainly because of his call up to Scotland B, the secondary team of Scotland, although it was to be his only appearance to date for the side.[2] However, despite his reliance in the previous season, he only managed to scrape eight appearances for Coventry in a year that saw him countlessy play for different clubs. He had lost his starting place to Luke Steele. His last game played for the club was a 3–2 victory away from home at Vicarage Road, the back yard of Watford.[3]

Loan at Rushden & Diamonds[edit]

Towards the final quarter of the season, Shearer was twice loaned out to Rushden & Diamonds. It was quite a short time overall with the club, put the duration of it was fruitful to Shearer as he played in the majority of the matches, accumulating a total of 13 appearances for the Diamonds.

Bristol Rovers[edit]

After returning to Coventry City from his double loan moves to Rushden & Diamonds, he was sold on a permanent basis to Bristol Rovers on 27 July 2005, in time for the 2005-06 season. Shearer was Bristol Rovers' first choice goalkeeper for 2005–06, making 44 League Two appearances. At the end of the season, he had racked up 144 league appearances for his clubs. However, after the signing of Steve Phillips, Shearer lost his place in the first team. Despite returning to the team in October 2006, playing three consecutive matches, he was told he would be dropped again, causing him and the club to possibly send him out if needed or look for an elsewhere club for Shearer. And it didn't take long for a call to come up.

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

On 25 October 2006, he teamed up with Shrewsbury Town on a three-month loan deal to provide cover for a facially injured Ryan Esson.[4] During that time, he had impressed the staff, and by the time Esson had returned to full fitness, he had established himself in the first team, causing his loan deal to be extended until the end of the season. His last game for Shrewsbury would have been the League Two play-off final, had it not been against Bristol Rovers, whom he was ineligible to face due to them being his parent club.

Wycombe Wanderers[edit]

Back with Bristol Rovers after his emergency cover loan deal to Shrewsbury Town, he was purchased by Wycombe Wanderers, and he headed there with high expectations that were soon dampened just a few weeks in the new campaign. Only five games in, he had a freak training ground accident, in which he had a fracture-dislocation to his ankle and spent the remainder of the season on the sidelines, with Wycombe having to bring in loan goalkeepers Frank Fielding and Przemysław Kazimierczak to cover his and Jamie Young's absences. His second season was much more consistent, but a re occurrence of this injury meant he would sit on the sidelines. Despite this though, he was named in the PFA League Two Team of the Year for the 2008–09 season.[5]

Wrexham[edit]

After Wycombe's relegation from Football League One, Shearer was released by the club. He was signed up by Wrexham.[6] He made nine appearances for them before quickly moving on.

Crawley Town[edit]

At the end of December it was announced he would leave Wrexham and join Crawley Town on 1 January 2011.[7] It proved to be a successful time with the club, making 41 league appearances.

Rotherham United[edit]

In May 2012, Shearer left newly back-to-back promoted Crawley Town to join his ex-manager Steve Evans at Rotherham United in the New York Stadium. The contention for the number one jersey at the club was tough, with three goalkeepers all competing to cement a starting place in Rotherham's starting lineup. However, Jamie Annerson would later be released by manager Steve Evans due to Shearer's arrival.

He made his first appearance for the club on 14 July 2012, where he kept a second half (Andy Warrington was played in the first) clean sheet in a 6–0 victory over local club Parkgate in the first friendly of pre-season. He appeared in most of the remaining friendlies too, thus sealing his place as the first choice goalkeeper at the club. Shearer made his professional Rotherham United début on the opening day of the 2012-13 season. It finished with a compelling 3–0 scoreline in Rotherham United's favour, with Shearer keeping a clean sheet. It was not to be repeated three days later however, as he conceded two goals in a 2–1 defeat to Northampton Town at the Sixfields Stadium. Shearer continued to hold the jersey, despite letting in six goals in a 6-2 defeat to Port Vale, still very early into the season. Due to an operation, Shearer was out for 6 weeks, meaning there was a chance that he could lose his number one spot altogether to Andy Warrington.

Shearer was released by Rotherham on the 28th May 2014

Crewe Alexandera[edit]

The keeper joined on the 3rd of July 2014

Career statistics[edit]

As of 29 October 2012
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup[8] League Cup Other[9] Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Albion Rovers 2000–01 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2001–02 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11 0
2002–03 36 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 39 1
Subtotal 49 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 53 1
Coventry City 2003–04 30 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 32 0
2004–05 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
Subtotal 38 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 41 0
Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 2004–05 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Subtotal 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Bristol Rovers 2005–06 45 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 50 0
2006–07 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Subtotal 47 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 53 0
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2006–07 20 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 24 0
Subtotal 20 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 24 0
Wycombe Wanderers 2007–08 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
2008–09 29 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 31 0
2009–10 29 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 31 0
Subtotal 63 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 68 0
Wrexham 2010 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Subtotal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Crawley Town 2011 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2011-12 25 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 30 0
Subtotal 41 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 46 0
Rotherham United 2012-13 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
Subtotal 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
Total 286 1 15 0 8 0 5 0 313 1

Honours[edit]

Rotherham United
  • League Two: promotion 2012-13 (Runners Up)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queen's Park 1 – 1 Albion". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 27 October 2006. 
  2. ^ "Future Cup 2003". Scottish FA. Retrieved 27 October 2006. 
  3. ^ "Watford 2–3 Coventry". BBC Sport. 5 March 2005. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Scott Shearer". shrewsburytown.co.uk. Retrieved 27 October 2006. 
  5. ^ "League Two Team of the Year". Sky Sports. Retrieved 2 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Wrexham FC sign goalkeeper Shearer". Liverpool Daily Post. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Shearer Set To Join Crawley". Wrexham F.C. 22 December 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  8. ^ National Cup
  9. ^ Includes matches in other competitive competitions, including Football League Trophy and Scottish League Challenge Cup
  • Rollin, Glenda & Rollin, Jack: Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2006–2007. ISBN 0-7553-1526-X

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