David Weatherston

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David Weatherston
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-08-25) 25 August 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Forward
Winger
Club information
Current team
Verdal IL
Youth career
1995–1997 Busby Boys Club
1997–2003 Queen's Park Boys Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Queen's Park 80 (24)
2007–2008 St Johnstone 28 (0)
2008–2011 Queen of the South 79 (17)
2011–2013 Falkirk 51 (8)
2013–2014 Stirling Albion 29 (8)
2014–2015 Alloa Athletic 2 (0)
2015–2016 Brechin City 16 (2)
2016– Verdal IL ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 April 2016

David Weatherston (born 25 August 1986 in Paisley, Renfrewshire) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for Verdal in Norwegian 3rd division. He has previously played for Queen's Park, St Johnstone, Queen of the South, Falkirk, Stirling Albion, Alloa Athletic and Brechin City.

Career[edit]

Queen's Park[edit]

He began his career with Queen's Park in 2004 where he played in 78 league games, scoring 22 goals in three seasons with the club. During his time at the club, he was voted into the Third Division Team of the Year in 2006–07.[1]

St Johnstone[edit]

He joined St Johnstone in the summer of 2007 for one season,[2] where he played in 27 league games without scoring a goal.

Queen of the South[edit]

Weatherston signed for Dumfries side Queen of the South on 27 August 2008.[3] Weatherston made his debut with a substitute appearance in the 3–1 league defeat at Palmerston against Dundee on 30 August 2008. He scored his first goal for Queens in the following game in a 1–0 victory over Ross County.

In the top of table clash at Palmerston against Livingston on 4 October 2008, Weatherston scored his next two goals. The 6–1 victory saw Queens go top of the First Division for the first time in five years.[4]

On 19 February 2011 Weatherston scored his first senior career hat trick in the 4–0 win away at Morton.[5][6][7]

In his three seasons with the club, Weatherston played in 74 league games, scoring 17 goals.

Falkirk[edit]

He signed for Falkirk on 10 August 2011, signing a six-month deal until 3 January 2012. He made his Falkirk debut against Partick Thistle three days later. Falkirk won the match 2–1.[8] He scored his first goal for Falkirk on 17 September 2011 in 2–1 win over Dundee.[9] He made 33 appearances in total in season 2011/12, and in the Summer of 2012, signed a one-year extension to his deal.[10]

Weatherston's 2012–13 campaign was to be blighted with injury however, not allowing him to get a consistent run in the team. He made 29 appearances, 9 of those coming from the bench. Weatherston was told in May 2013 he would not have his contract renewed by newly appointed manager Gary Holt, and left the club along with Darren Dods, Sean Higgins, Iain Flannigan and Dale Fulton.[11]

Stirling Albion[edit]

On 8 August 2013, Weatherston signed for Scottish League Two side Stirling Albion on a one-year deal along with former Falkirk teammate Dale Fulton.[12] He made his debut against Montrose coming on as a substitute in a 2–1 victory. He played a key role in helping Albion gain promotion through the League Two play-offs, teaming up with old Falkirk teammate Jordan White up front, forming a strong partnership. He finished the season having made 36 appearances in all competitions, scoring 9 goals.

Alloa Athletic[edit]

On 29 May 2014, Weatherston signed for Scottish Championship side Alloa Athletic, after leaving Stirling.[13]

Verdal[edit]

On 12 September 2016, the last day of the transfer window, Verdal confirmed the signing of Weatherston, after attempts from the player to be contracted by Norwegian 1st Division side Levanger had failed.[14]

Career Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Challenge Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Queen's Park 2003-04 Scottish Third Division 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2004-05 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2005-06 33 6 2 2 2 1 1 0 38 9
2006-07 37 18 2 0 3 0 2 0 44 18
Total 80 24 4 2 5 1 3 0 92 27
St Johnstone 2007-08 Scottish First Division 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0
2008-09 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 0
Queen of the South 2008-09 Scottish First Division 20 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 21 4
2009-10 30 8 1 0 3 2 3 0 37 10
2010-11 29 5 1 0 3 1 4 1 37 7
Total 79 17 2 0 7 3 7 1 95 21
Falkirk 2011-12 Scottish First Division 27 4 1 0 3 0 3 0 34 4
2012-13 24 4 3 1 1 0 1 0 29 5
Total 51 8 4 1 4 0 4 0 63 9
Stirling Albion 2013-14 Scottish League Two 29 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 31 8
Alloa Athletic 2014-15 Scottish Championship 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Brechin City 2015-16 Scottish League One 16 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 17 2
Career total 285 59 14 3 17 4 14 1 330 67

Honours[edit]

Falkirk

Sporting Family[edit]

Weatherston is the cousin of professional golfer Martin Laird.[15]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Division Three team of year". BBC Sport. 23 April 2007. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Saints secure Weatherston signing". BBC Sport. 31 May 2007. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Chisholm makes Queens additions". BBC Sport. 27 August 2008. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  4. ^ http://www.qosfc.com/ClubNews/tabid/54/selectedmoduleid/498/ArticleID/227/Default.aspx
  5. ^ "Greenock Morton 0 – 4 Queen Of The South 19/02/2011". www.qosfc.com. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011.
  6. ^ ""Queen of the South vs Cowdenbeath – 23 April 2011: Match Preview" 26 Apr 2011". scottishfootballleague.com.
  7. ^ "Queen of South 0-1 Ross County". BBC Sport. 26 April 2011.
  8. ^ "Falkirk Football Club". www.falkirkfc.co.uk.
  9. ^ "Falkirk 2-1 Dundee". BBC Sport. 17 September 2011.
  10. ^ "Weatherston clinches new deal at Falkirk". The Falkirk Herald. 5 April 2012.
  11. ^ "Bairns release five of first team pool". Falkirk Herald. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  12. ^ "Double signing". stirlingalbionfc.co.uk. 8 August 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  13. ^ "Alloa add Weatherston". Scottish Professional Football League. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  14. ^ "Skotsk toppspiss klar for Verdal". Innherred. 12 September 2013. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  15. ^ "Alba Cup Final: Queens ace David Weatherston hoping for double glory with cousin Martin Laird". Daily Record. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2013.

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