Tom Brighton

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Tom Brighton
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Personal information
Full name Thomas Brighton
Date of birth (1984-03-28) 28 March 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Irvine, Scotland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Irvine Meadow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Rangers 1 (0)
2004 Scunthorpe United (loan) 2 (0)
2005–2006 Clyde 36 (7)
2006–2008 Millwall 16 (1)
2008–2010 St. Mirren 13 (1)
2011 Dundee (trialist) 3 (0)
2011 Stirling Albion 13 (0)
2011–2012 Queen of the South 21 (4)
2012– Irvine Meadow (?)
National team
2004–2006 Scotland U21 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 August 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Tom Brighton (born 28 March 1984) is a Scottish professional association footballer who plays at centre forward. He is currently contracted to Irvine Meadow[1]

Career[edit]

Brighton began his career at Rangers, where he played only one game, before going to Scunthorpe United for a short loan spell.[2] He was released from his contract with Rangers in June 2005.[3]

He was then recruited by Clyde during the close season and made his debut in the opening league game against Ross County.[4] Brighton was voted Man of the Match in Clyde's Scottish Cup shock win over Celtic. He left Clyde in 2006 after manager Graham Roberts was accused of racist remarks during a pre-season tour of Canada.[5]

Brighton moved to Millwall in June 2006.[6] His time at Millwall was however disrupted by several injuries.[7]

On 8 May 2008 it was announced that Brighton had signed a pre-contract with St. Mirren. Brighton's contract was not renewed at the end of the 2009–10 season.

He signed for Stirling Albion in February 2011. It was announced he was to be released from his contract on 15 May 2011.[8]

Queen of the South manager, Gus MacPherson, having known Brighton from his time as St. Mirren manager, offered him training facilities during the summer of 2011 and he also played him in a few pre-season friendlies. Brighton was then offered a contract on 21 July 2011 with Queens which he accepted.[9] His QoS debut was on 23 July 2011 the extra time 2–0 defeat away at Ayr United in the 2011-12 Scottish Challenge Cup.[10] Tom scored a 78th minute winner against Stranraer in his second start.

Brighton left Queens for his hometown club Irvine Meadow in July 2012.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/sjfa/scottish_fa_news.cfm?page=1747&newsCategoryID=28&newsID=10177
  2. ^ "Scunthorpe sign striker". BBC Sport. 31 August 2004. Retrieved 18 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "No future at Rangers for Brighton". BBC Sport. 8 June 2005. Retrieved 18 March 2008. 
  4. ^ "Clyde 1–0 Ross County". BBC Sport. 22 October 2005. Retrieved 18 March 2008. 
  5. ^ "Clyde not bowed by manager split". BBC Sport. 13 June 2006. Retrieved 18 March 2008. 
  6. ^ "Millwall snap up striker Brighton". BBC Sport. 20 June 2006. Retrieved 18 March 2008. 
  7. ^ "Millwall duo out for the season". BBC Sport. 29 March 2007. Retrieved 24 March 2008. 
  8. ^ "Playing staff update". Stirling Albion FC. 8 May 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Gus Signs Striker". 21 July 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Ayr United 2 – 0 Queen of the South". www.qosfc.com. 23 July 2011. Retrieved December 2013. [dead link]
  11. ^ John Woods (13 July 2012). "Tom will Brighton up Meadow". Irvine Herald. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 

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