Declan McManus

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Declan McManus
Personal information
Full name Declan McManus
Date of birth (1994-08-03) 3 August 1994 (age 22)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Raith Rovers
(on loan from Fleetwood Town)
Number 20
Youth career
0000–2012 Aberdeen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Aberdeen 12 (0)
2013 Alloa Athletic (loan) 18 (1)
2014–2015 Greenock Morton (loan) 19 (9)
2015 Greenock Morton (loan) 13 (11)
2015– Fleetwood Town 7 (1)
2016 Greenock Morton (loan) 17 (4[1])
2016– Raith Rovers (loan) 3 (2)
National team
2012 Scotland U18 2 (1)
2012–2013 Scotland U19 8 (3)
2014– Scotland U21 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:25, 20 August 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:42, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Declan Joseph McManus (born 3 August 1994) is a Scottish professional football forward who plays for Raith Rovers, on loan from Fleetwood Town. He has also played for Aberdeen and during his time there spent time at Greenock Morton and Alloa Athletic on loan.

Career[edit]

McManus made his debut for Aberdeen's first team on 28 April 2012, coming on as a substitute in a 3–0 defeat to Dunfermline Athletic.[2] In the new season, McManus goalscoring form in the U20 league caught the eye of Dundee and Partick Thistle, who were keen to sign him on loan.[3] In November 2012, McManus signed a new contract with the club that will keep him until 2015.[4]

On July 31, 2013, McManus joined Alloa Athletic on a six-month loan deal.[5] McManus made his first ever senior start in Alloa Athletic's 2–0 win in the League Cup First Round fixture against Peterhead.[6] On 14 December 2013, McManus scored his first senior goal in Alloa's 2–0 win against Greenock Morton.[7]

McManus moved on loan to Scottish League One club Greenock Morton on 8 August 2014.[8][9] He scored his first ever senior hat-trick in a 5–2 cup victory over Berwick Rangers in August 2014,[10] and left the club at the end of his loan spell having scored 12 goals in 21 starts.[11] On 2 February 2015, McManus joined Greenock Morton for a second loan spell, signing until the end of the 2014–15 season.[12][13]

McManus was nominated for the SPFA League One player of the year for 2014–15,[14] as well as being included in the League One Team of the Year with team-mate Mark Russell.[15] He won the Player of the Year award.[16]

On 15 May 2015, McManus signed a pre-contract agreement with Fleetwood Town.[17] On 31 December 2015, McManus returned for his third loan spell with Morton.[18]

In July 2016, McManus returned to Scotland, joining Scottish Championship side Raith Rovers on loan.[19]

International career[edit]

Having represented Scotland in U18 and U19 Levels, McManus was called up for the U21 squad.[20][21]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 20 August 2016[11]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aberdeen 2011–12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2013–14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 13 0
Alloa Athletic (loan) 2013–14 18 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 19 1
Greenock Morton (loan) 2014–15 19 9 0 0 1 0 1 3 21 12
13 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 11
Total 32 20 0 0 1 0 1 3 34 23
Fleetwood Town 2015–16 7 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 10 1
Greenock Morton (loan) 2015–16 17 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 20 4
Raith Rovers (loan) 2016–17 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 2
Career total 89 28 4 0 5 0 3 3 101 31

Honours[edit]

Morton

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ross given goal against Alloa but no double for Morton striker Declan". Greenock Telegraph. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Andy Campbell (28 April 2012). "Dunfermline 3–0 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 1 May 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Aberdeen hitkid Declan McManus set for loan spell with Dundee or Partick Thistle". Daily Record. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Declan McManus has signed a new contract to keep him at Aberdeen until 2015". Sky Sports. 29 November 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hartley signs striker". Alloa Athletic. 31 July 2013. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Peterhead 0–2 Alloa Athletic". Alloa Athletic. 4 August 2013. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Alloa 2–0 Morton". BBC Sport. 14 December 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Loan Signing". Greenock Morton F.C. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  9. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (8 August 2014). "Morton land Dons striker on loan". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Morton 5–2 Berwick Rangers". Scottish Professional Football League. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "Declan McManus's Soccerbase profile". Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "McManus re-joins Morton". Aberdeen F.C. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  13. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (2 February 2015). "McManus makes deadline-busting Morton return". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  14. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (22 April 2015). "Morton striker nominated for League One Player of the Year". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "PFA Scotland Teams of the Year". Scottish Professional Football League. 1 May 2015. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "PFA Scotland award winners". Scottish Professional Football League. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  17. ^ "Striker Declan McManus agrees to join Fleetwood Town". Fleetwood Town F.C. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  18. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (31 December 2015). "Ton in sensational striker swoop". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  19. ^ "Major signing news: Skacel and McManus join Locke's Rovers". Raith Rovers F.C. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  20. ^ "King, McKenzie and McManus added to under-21 squad". Scottish Football Association. 31 August 2014. Archived from the original on September 1, 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  21. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (6 September 2014). "Morton striker's pride at international call-up". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  22. ^ "McManus lands February award". Scottish Professional Football League. 14 March 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 

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