Gary Fraser

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Gary Fraser
Gary Fraser.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-07-02) 2 July 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Forfar Athletic
Youth career
Celtic
Hamilton Academical
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Hamilton Academical 15 (0)
2013–2014 Bolton Wanderers 0 (0)
2013–2014Partick Thistle (loan) 4 (0)
2014–2018 Partick Thistle 52 (6)
2018Greenock Morton (loan) 6 (1)
2018– Forfar Athletic 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:43, 30 April 2018 (UTC)

Gary Fraser (born 2 July 1994) is a Scottish professional footballer, who plays as a midfielder for Forfar Athletic. Fraser began his career with Hamilton Academical, and has since played for Bolton Wanderers, Partick Thistle and Greenock Morton.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Fraser was in the Celtic youth system,[1] before making his professional debut for Hamilton Academical on 27 August 2011.[2] He turned down a move to English club Bolton Wanderers in January 2013.[3] He was released by Hamilton in May 2013.[4]

Fraser scored twice as a trialist for Partick Thistle in a pre-season friendly against Annan Athletic in a 5–1 victory in early July 2013.[5]

On 11 July 2013 it was announced that Fraser had signed a two-year contract with Bolton Wanderers.[1][6]

Partick Thistle[edit]

On 23 July 2013 he moved to Partick Thistle on a 6-month loan deal.[7][8] After attacking an opponent in an U20 league fixture against Dunfermline Athletic in October 2013, Fraser was cited by the SFA compliance officer and faced a potential one-year ban from Scottish football.[9][10] Fraser was eventually banned for a total of nine games, running until 1 January 2014.[11] The ban ends three days before his loan deal expires, and the club stated they were considering extending it.[12] On 6 January 2014, Fraser returned to Bolton after his loan with Partick Thistle came to an end.[13] Four days later, on 10 January 2014, he signed a permanent two-and-a-half year contract with Thistle.[14]

Following a successful survival campaign in the 2013–14 Scottish Premiership season, Fraser signed a further contract, keeping him at Firhill until 2017.[15] Fraser suffered a serious knee injury that caused him to miss the whole of the 2016/17 season. He signed a short-term contract with Thistle in the summer of 2017, and made his first competitive appearance for 18 months in November 2017.[16] In December, Fraser apologised for hitting a Celtic supporter by kicking a football into the stand.[17] In early January, his contract was extended to the end of the 2017-18 season.[16]

Fraser was loaned to Championship club Greenock Morton in March 2018.[18] Partick Thistle were relegated via the playoffs at the end of the 2017/18 season. Following that relegation, Fraser was one of many players released by Thistle.[19]

During the 2018 close season, Fraser signed for Forfar Athletic.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 19 November 2017[2]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hamilton Academical 2011–12[21] First Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2012–13[22] 11 0 1 0 2 0 1[a] 0 15 0
Total 15 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 19 0
Bolton Wanderers 2013–14[23] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Partick Thistle (loan) 2013–14[23] Premiership 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Partick Thistle[23] 15 2 0 0 0 0 15 2
2014–15[24] 23 3 2 0 1 0 26 3
2015–16[25] 12 1 1 0 1 0 14 1
2016–17[26] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18[27] 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 56 6 3 0 2 0 0 0 61 6
Career total 71 6 4 0 4 0 1 0 80 6
  1. ^ Appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bolton Wanderers: Gary Fraser joins after Hamilton exit". BBC Sport. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Gary Fraser at Soccerbase
  3. ^ Andrew McGilvray (31 January 2013). "Fraser snubs Bolton move". Hamilton Advertiser. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Players Depart". Hamilton Academical F.C. 20 May 2013. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Match Reaction". Partick Thistle F.C. 9 July 2013. Archived from the original on 27 July 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Wanderers sign Scottish midfield starlet". The Bolton News. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Chris Jack (23 July 2013). "Partick Thistle boss in double swoop". Glasgow Evening News. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Bolton's Gary Fraser joins Partick Thistle for six months". BBC Sport. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Partick Thistle play down Gary Fraser ban talk". The Scotsman. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Partick Thistle boss braced for additional Gary Fraser ban". BBC Sport. 25 October 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Partick Thistle: Gary Fraser banned for seven more games". BBC Sport. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Bolton: Partick Thistle keen to extend Gary Fraser loan". BBC Sport. 22 November 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Fraser returns after loan". bwfc.co.uk. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Partick Thistle sign Gary Fraser from Bolton". BBC Sport. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Gary Fraser: Partick Thistle midfielder signs contract extension". BBC Sport. BBC. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  17. ^ "Partick Thistle: Gary Fraser apologises after striking Celtic fan with ball". BBC Sport. BBC. 21 December 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  18. ^ "Gary Fraser: Morton sign Partick Thistle midfielder on emergency loan". BBC Sport. BBC. 13 March 2018. Retrieved 13 March 2018. 
  19. ^ "Playing squad update". www.ptfc.co.uk. Partick Thistle FC. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018. 
  20. ^ "List of SPFL summer signings". SPFL. 14 June 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Gary Fraser in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Gary Fraser in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  23. ^ a b c "Games played by Gary Fraser in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Gary Fraser in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Gary Fraser in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Gary Fraser in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Gary Fraser in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 November 2017.