Declan McManus

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Declan McManus
Personal information
Full name Declan Joseph McManus
Date of birth (1994-08-03) 3 August 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Dunfermline Athletic
Number 9
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)
2015–2017 Fleetwood Town 7 (1)
2016 Greenock Morton (loan) 17 (4)
2016–2017 Raith Rovers (loan) 34 (5)
2017– Dunfermline Athletic 6 (3)
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 10:01, 13 October 2017 (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 footballer who plays as a forward for Dunfermline Athletic. He has also played for Aberdeen and Fleetwood Town, as well as Greenock Morton, Alloa Athletic and Raith Rovers on loan.

Career[edit]

Aberdeen[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.[1] 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.[2] In November 2012, McManus signed a new contract with the club that will keep him until 2015.[3]

On 31 July 2013 McManus joined Alloa Athletic on a six-month loan deal.[4] McManus made his first ever senior start in Alloa Athletic's 2–0 win in the League Cup First Round fixture against Peterhead.[5] On 14 December 2013, McManus scored his first senior goal in Alloa's 2–0 win against Greenock Morton.[6]

McManus moved on loan to Scottish League One club Greenock Morton on 8 August 2014.[7][8] He scored his first ever senior hat-trick in a 5–2 cup victory over Berwick Rangers in August 2014,[9] and left the club at the end of his loan spell having scored 12 goals in 21 starts.[10] On 2 February 2015, McManus joined Greenock Morton for a second loan spell, signing until the end of the 2014–15 season.[11][12] McManus was nominated for the SPFA League One player of the year for 2014–15,[13] as well as being included in the League One Team of the Year with team-mate Mark Russell.[14] He won the Player of the Year award.[15]

Fleetwood Town[edit]

On 15 May 2015, McManus signed a pre-contract agreement with Fleetwood Town.[16] On 31 December 2015, McManus returned for his third loan spell with Morton.[17] In July 2016, McManus returned to Scotland, joining Scottish Championship side Raith Rovers on loan.[18] In May 2017 he left Fleetwood at the end of his contract[19]

Dunfermline Athletic[edit]

McManus returned to Scotland once again in June 2017, signing for Scottish Championship side Dunfermline Athletic on a one-year deal.[20]

International career[edit]

Having represented Scotland in U18 and U19 Levels, McManus was called up for the U21 squad.[21][22]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 13 October 2017[10]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aberdeen 2011–12[23] Scottish Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13[24] 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2013–14[25] Scottish Premiership 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2014–15[26] 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[25] Scottish Championship 18 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 19 1
Greenock Morton (loan) 2014–15[26] Scottish League One 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[27] Football League One 7 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 10 1
2016–17[28] EFL League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 7 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 10 1
Greenock Morton (loan) 2015–16[29][27] Scottish Championship 17 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 20 4
Raith Rovers (loan) 2016–17[28] 34 5 2 1 2 0 3 3 41 9
Dunfermline Athletic 2017–18[30] 6 3 0 0 5 3 3 0 14 6
Career total 126 34 6 1 10 3 9 6 151 44

Honours[edit]

Morton

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andy Campbell (28 April 2012). "Dunfermline 3–0 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 1 May 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Aberdeen hitkid Declan McManus set for loan spell with Dundee or Partick Thistle". Daily Record. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Declan McManus has signed a new contract to keep him at Aberdeen until 2015". Sky Sports. 29 November 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hartley signs striker". Alloa Athletic. 31 July 2013. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Peterhead 0–2 Alloa Athletic". Alloa Athletic. 4 August 2013. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Alloa 2–0 Morton". BBC Sport. 14 December 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Loan Signing". Greenock Morton F.C. 8 August 2014. Archived from the original on 9 August 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (8 August 2014). "Morton land Dons striker on loan". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Morton 5–2 Berwick Rangers". Scottish Professional Football League. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "Declan McManus's Soccerbase profile". Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "McManus re-joins Morton". Aberdeen F.C. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  12. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (2 February 2015). "McManus makes deadline-busting Morton return". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  13. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (22 April 2015). "Morton striker nominated for League One Player of the Year". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "PFA Scotland Teams of the Year". Scottish Professional Football League. 1 May 2015. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "PFA Scotland award winners". Scottish Professional Football League. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  16. ^ "Striker Declan McManus agrees to join Fleetwood Town". Fleetwood Town F.C. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  17. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (31 December 2015). "Ton in sensational striker swoop". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  18. ^ "Major signing news: Skacel and McManus join Locke's Rovers". Raith Rovers FC. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  19. ^ "Retained list 2016/17: First Team". Fleetwood Town FC. 18 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  20. ^ "Declan joins the lap of honour". Dunfermline Athletic FC. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  21. ^ "King, McKenzie and McManus added to under-21 squad". Scottish Football Association. 31 August 2014. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  22. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (6 September 2014). "Morton striker's pride at international call-up". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Declan McManus in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Declan McManus in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  25. ^ a b "Games played by Declan McManus in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  26. ^ a b "Games played by Declan McManus in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  27. ^ a b "Games played by Declan McManus in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  28. ^ a b "Games played by Declan McManus in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  29. ^ "Ross given goal against Alloa but no double for Morton striker Declan". Greenock Telegraph. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Declan McManus in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  31. ^ "McManus lands February award". Scottish Professional Football League. 14 March 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 

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