Bryan Hodge

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Bryan Hodge
Personal information
Full name Bryan Johnstone Hodge[1]
Date of birth (1987-09-23) 23 September 1987 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Hamilton, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Arbroath
Youth career
0000–2004 Blackburn Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2009 Blackburn Rovers 0 (0)
2007 Mansfield Town (loan) 9 (0)
2007–2008 Millwall (loan) 10 (0)
2008 Darlington (loan) 7 (0)
2009–2011 Partick Thistle 45 (3)
2011 Greenock Morton (trial) 0 (0)
2011–2012 Brechin City 25 (2)
2012–2015 Stenhousemuir 85 (6)
2015–2016 Forfar Athletic 28 (6)
2016 Stirling Albion 11 (0)
2017– Arbroath 0 (0)
National team
Scotland U17
Scotland U18
Scotland U19
2007 Scotland U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:36, 3 January 2017 (UTC).

Bryan Johnstone Hodge (born 23 September 1987) is a Scottish footballer who currently plays for Arbroath.

Hodge is a versatile midfielder who has represented Scotland at under-17, under-18, under-19 and under-20 levels. He started his career at Blackburn Rovers and in his time there had loan spells at Mansfield Town, Millwall and Darlington. He then returned to Scotland, signing for Partick Thistle, and from there moved to Brechin City and then Stenhousemuir. Hodge signed a pre-contract agreement to sign for Forfar Athletic in the summer of 2015, where he stayed for one season before moving to Stirling Albion. Hodge spent just 6 months with Albion, signing for Arbroath in January 2017.

Career[edit]

Born in Hamilton, Hodge began his professional footballing career as a trainee with Blackburn Rovers in August 2006.[2] He was loaned to Mansfield Town in late February 2007 in order to gain first-team experience,[3] and made nine appearances before returning to Blackburn in April 2007.[2] He joined Millwall on loan in November 2007,[4] for whom he made 13 league and cup appearances in a two-month spell.[2] He signed a new contract with Blackburn before joining Darlington on loan in February 2008.[5] Hodge made his Blackburn Rovers debut as an 83rd minute substitution for Matt Derbyshire in the FA Cup against Blyth Spartans in January 2009.[6]

On 4 July 2009, Hodge signed a two-year contract with Partick Thistle.[7] In August 2011, Hodge appeared as an unused substitute on the bench, as a trialist, for Greenock Morton in two league games.[8] However, after not being offered a contract at Cappielow, Hodge signed with Second Division side Brechin City.[9]

On 8 June 2012, Hodge signed for Scottish Second Division side Stenhousemuir.[10] At the end of the 2014–15 season, Hodge left The Warriors,[11] after signing a pre-contract agreement with Forfar Athletic,[12] joining the Station Park side at the end of the 2014–15 season.

After one year with Forfar, which saw the side relegated to Scottish League Two, Hodge signed for fellow League Two club Stirling Albion in May 2016.[13] Hodge left Stirling Albion after 6 months with the side, signing for Arbroath on 1 January 2017.[14][15]

Representative honours[edit]

Hodge has represented Scotland at under-17,[16] under-18,[17] under-19[18] and under-20 levels.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 195. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bryan Hodge". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  3. ^ "Stags sign Rovers' Hodge on loan". BBC Sport. 2007-02-22. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  4. ^ "Millwall net Blackburn midfielder". BBC Sport. 2007-11-02. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  5. ^ "Darlington sign Blackburn's Hodge". BBC Sport. 2008-02-08. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  6. ^ Shea, Julian (5 January 2009). "Blyth Spartans 0–1 Blackburn". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2009-07-04. 
  7. ^ "Thistle snap up midfielder Hodge". BBC Sport. 2009-07-04. Retrieved 2009-07-04. 
  8. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (8 August 2011). "Ton put up brick wall in Dingwall". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Brechin add Hodge". Scottish Football League. 19 October 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  10. ^ http://www.stenhousemuirfc.com/news/2012/06/08/775/
  11. ^ "An update on Players and Staff movements - Complete list". stenhousemuirfc.com. 22 May 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "Bryan Hodge signs pre-contract agreement". Forfar Athletic F.C. 8 February 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  13. ^ Morton, Donald (11 May 2016). "First arrivals at Forthbank as Stirling Albion look to build promotion winning squad". Daily Record. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 16 July 2016. 
  14. ^ "Hodge moves on". Stirling Albion FC. 30 December 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  15. ^ "Bryan Hodge – New Signing". Arbroath FC. 1 January 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  16. ^ "UEFA Under 17 Championship 2003/2004: Second Round". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  17. ^ "Under 18 Internationals 2004/2005". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  18. ^ "Scotland Under 19 Internationals 2005/06". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  19. ^ "Scotland Under 20 Internationals 2006/07". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 

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