Gavin Reilly

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Gavin Reilly
Personal information
Full name Gavin Reilly
Date of birth (1993-05-10) 10 May 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Dumfries, Scotland
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Bristol Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 Queen of the South 110 (39)
2010–2011Gretna 2008 (loan)
2015–2017 Heart of Midlothian 28 (5)
2016–2017Dunfermline Athletic (loan) 22 (1)
2017–2018 St Mirren 35 (11)
2018– Bristol Rovers 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 July 2018 (UTC)

Gavin Reilly (born 10 May 1993) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Bristol Rovers[1]. Reilly has previously played for St Mirren Queen of the South and Heart of Midlothian, including loan spells at Gretna 2008 and Dunfermline Athletic.

Career[edit]

Queen of the South[edit]

Reilly arrived through the youth ranks of Dumfries club Queen of the South, signing a professional contract before the start of the 2010–11 season.[2] Reilly made his competitive first-team debut on 31 July 2010 in a 5–1 Scottish League Cup first round win versus Dumbarton as an 83rd-minute substitute for Derek Holmes. Reilly marked the occasion by scoring the team's fifth and final goal of the match.[3] Reilly's league debut was as an 86th minute substitute in the season's opening 1–0 away defeat away to Dundee.[4]

Reilly scored 15 goals in 22 starts during the 2012–13 season and then scored 12 goals in 19 league starts in the 2013–14 season.[citation needed] In August 2014 Reilly went on trial with English Championship club Brentford.[5]

Heart of Midlothian[edit]

On 23 June 2015, it was announced that Reilly had signed a three-year contract with Scottish Premiership club Heart of Midlothian, with an undisclosed development fee being paid to Queen of the South.[6] The announcement stated that Reilly had scored 44 first team goals in over 140 games, including over 80 starting appearances since his debut as a 17-year-old.[7][8] Reilly scored his first goal for Hearts on 12 August 2015 in a 2–0 win versus Motherwell from the penalty spot.

In June 2016, Reilly joined Scottish Championship club Dunfermline Athletic in Fife on a year-long loan deal.[9] Reilly previously worked with the Par's manager Allan Johnston at the Doonhamers, where he helped the club to win the Scottish Second Division and also the 2013 Scottish Challenge Cup Final versus Partick Thistle in the 2012–13 season. Reilly's first appearance for the Pars was in a 3–0 victory at East End Park in the Scottish League Cup[10] and his first goal arrived in a 2–1 defeat away to Hibernian at Easter Road.[11] After the arrival of his former Queens strike-partner Nicky Clark from Bury at the end of August 2016, Reilly's remaining stints were restricted to second-half substitute appearances and Reilly ended that season with the club, having scored 2 goals in 28 appearances.

St Mirren[edit]

Reilly signed a one-year deal with Scottish Championship club St Mirren on 12 June 2017.[12][13] Reilly scored 22 goals in 44 games for Saints, as he helped fire them to the Scottish Championship title. Following a change of manager and contract dispute, it was reported that Reilly's new contract offer was withdrawn by Alan Stubbs.[14]

Bristol Rovers[edit]

Reilly left Saints, and signed for Bristol Rovers on a free transfer in July 2018.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 28 April 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Queen of the South 2010–11[15] Scottish First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12[16] 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 16 2
2012–13[17] Scottish Second Division 30 12 1 0 3 1 3[a] 0 37 13
2013–14[18] Scottish Championship 34 12 2 0 3 0 1[a] 0 40 12
2014–15[19] 32 13 3 2 1 0 3[b] 0 39 15
Total 111 39 8 3 7 0 7 0 133 42
Gretna 2008 (loan) 2010–11[15] East of Scotland Football League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heart of Midlothian 2015–16[20] Scottish Premiership 28 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 32 4
Dunfermline Athletic (loan) 2016–17[21] Scottish Championship 22 1 2 0 2 0 2[a] 0 28 2
St Mirren 2017–18[22] 35 11 2 5 4 3 3 3 44 22
Career total 196 55 14 8 16 3 12 3 237 70
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup
  2. ^ One appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup and two in the Premiership play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gavin Reilly: Bristol Rovers sign former St Mirren striker". BBC Sport. United Kingdom. 3 July 2018. Retrieved 3 July 2018. 
  2. ^ "Qosstats.info". 
  3. ^ "Qosstats.info". 
  4. ^ "Qosstats.info". 
  5. ^ "Queen of the South hoping to hold on to top players for promotion play-off push". Daily Record. Scotland. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Hearts sign Queen of the South striker Gavin Reilly". skysports.com. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "QosFC: Gavin is a Jambo". 
  8. ^ Hearts: Striker Gavin Reilly agrees three-year deal, BBC Sport
  9. ^ "Gavin Reilly joins Dunfermline". Dunfermline Athletic FC. 13 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Dunfermline 3 Arbroath 0". Dunfermline Athletic FC. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  11. ^ McLaughlin, Brian (13 August 2016). "Hibernian 2 – 1 Dunfermline". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  12. ^ "St Mirren sign Gavin Reilly". St Mirren. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  13. ^ Charters, Ronnie (12 June 2017). "St Mirren sign striker Gavin Reilly on one-year deal". STV News. STV. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  14. ^ "St Mirren boss Alan Stubbs says Gavin Reilly 'jumped the gun' over his claim he'd been shown the exit door". www.thescottishsun.co.uk. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2018. 
  15. ^ a b "Games played by Gavin Reilly in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Gavin Reilly in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Gavin Reilly in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Gavin Reilly in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Gavin Reilly in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Gavin Reilly in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Gavin Reilly in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Gavin Reilly in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 

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