Chris Erskine

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Chris Erskine
Personal information
Full name Chris Erskine
Date of birth (1987-02-08) 8 February 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Rutherglen, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Partick Thistle
Number 10
Youth career
Clyde
Calderwood Blue Star
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 Kilbirnie Ladeside
2009–2013 Partick Thistle 137 (26)
2013–2016 Dundee United 56 (7)
2014 Partick Thistle (loan) 15 (2)
2016– Partick Thistle 19 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:07, 30 December 2016 (UTC).

Chris Erskine (born 8 February 1987) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for Partick Thistle in the Scottish Premiership as a midfielder. He has previously played for junior side Kilbirnie Ladeside where he began his career, and Dundee United.

Early life[edit]

Erskine was born in Rutherglen. He was briefly a youth player with Clyde aged around 12 or 13 before joining Calderwood Blue Star, a boys' team in East Kilbride.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Erskine joined junior football team Kilbirnie Ladeside at the age of 18. He spent four years at Kilbirnie while also working as a pipe fitter at a Glasgow shipyard.[1]

Partick Thistle (first spell)[edit]

Erskine signed a one-year contract with Partick Thistle at the start of season 2009–10.[2] He made his professional debut against Airdrie United, [3] and in his home debut against Berwick Rangers scored twice in a 5–1 victory.[4] On 9 April 2011, Erskine scored two goals in ten minutes against Falkirk. On 17 March 2012, Erskine made his 100th appearance for Thistle and scored two goals in the 5–0 win at Palmerston Park over Queen of the South. He made a significant contribution to Partick Thistle's Championship winning season 2012–13.

Dundee United[edit]

On 16 April 2013 it was announced that Erskine, along with Thistle teammate Paul Paton, had signed a pre-contract agreement with Dundee United and would join at the start of the 2013–14 season.[5] He scored his first goal for Dundee United in a 4–0 win against St Mirren.

Partick Thistle (loan)[edit]

On 20 January 2014, Erskine returned to Partick Thistle on a loan deal until the end of the season, after failing to secure a regular place in the Dundee United squad.[6]

Return to Dundee United[edit]

Having returned to Dundee United for the 2014–15 season, Erskine scored in United's first game of the season, a 3–0 win against Aberdeen at Pittodrie.[7]

Partick Thistle (third spell)[edit]

It was announced on 16 January 2016 that Erskine had signed a pre-contract agreement to rejoin Partick Thistle for a third time having previously played for the Firhill side between 2009–2013, and then again on loan in 2014. He rejoined Partick Thistle officially in June 2016. Erskine's first goal of his third spell at Partick Thistle came on the first day of the 2016/2017 Scottish Premiership season in a 2–0 victory at home to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Partick Thistle

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Erskine Bridges the gap to full-time football". Scottish Football League. 8 April 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Jags sign up Kilbirnie midfielder". BBC Sport. 20 May 2009. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Debut Match Report". ptfc.co.uk. 25 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "Home Debut Report". PTFC. 1 August 2009. Archived from the original on 4 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Partick Thistle's Chris Erskine and Paul Paton to join Dundee United". BBC Sport. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Partick Thistle: Chris Erskine returns to Firhill on loan". BBC Sport. BBC. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  7. ^ McLeod, Liam (10 August 2014). "Aberdeen 0–3 Dundee Utd". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 

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