McAusland playing for St Mirren
|Full name||Marc McAusland|
|Date of birth||13 August 1988|
|Place of birth||Paisley, Scotland|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Playing position||Centre back / Right back|
|2006–2007||→ Stranraer (loan)||1||(0)|
|2009–2010||Queen of the South||25||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:38, 23 September 2017 (UTC).
Marc McAusland (born 13 September 1988) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a defender for Icelandic club Keflavík. McAusland has had two spells with his local side St Mirren, and has also played for Queen of the South, Dunfermline Athletic, as well as briefly being on loan with Stranraer.
McAusland, nicknamed 'Cheesy' started his career with St Mirren as a youth player. On 20 October 2006 he left on a one-month loan to Stranraer and made his senior debut against Greenock Morton the next day. McAusland made his "Saints" senior debut coming on as a substitute during a 2–0 win against Gretna on 29 March 2008. However, by the end of the 2008–09 season, he had only played a handful of games for the club.
Queen of the South
In the summer of 2009, McAusland moved to Dumfries club Queen of the South, in the Scottish First Division. Shortly after making his competitive debut for Queens he was named in the squad for the Scotland under 21 training camp scheduled for 9–11 August 2009.
Return to St Mirren
On 16 July 2010, McAusland returned to St Mirren, signing a three-year contract. On 13 March 2013, Marc extended his contract by a further two years, taking him up to the end of season 2014–15. McAusland is a favourite within the St Mirren support as he is a die-hard supporter of the club himself and was part of St Mirren's League Cup winning side in 2013. With his contract due to expire at the end of season 2014–15, McAusland agreed to leave the club by mutual consent on 15 April 2015. He made 187 appearances for the club in total, over two spells.
In September 2015 McAusland signed a one-year contract with Scottish League One side Dunfermline Athletic to bolster their squad, after injuries to defenders Callum Fordyce and Ryan Williamson left just four outright defenders fit. His first match for Dunfermline came in a one-all draw with Airdrieonians at the end of September. In total he made 15 appearances for the East End Park side before it was announced at the end of January 2016 that would be leaving the club, taking up an option in his contract which allowed him to be released early. His final match for the Pars was a league match against Cowdenbeath on 2 January 2016, in which he suffered a first-half injury and had to be replaced by Shaun Byrne.
In March 2016, McAusland signed a two-year deal with Icelandic side Keflavík. His first start for the side came a few days after signing, in an Icelandic League Cup match against Valur, with his first league start coming in a 1–1 draw with HK. During the 2016 season, McAusland played in all but one of his club's 22 league matches, helpling Keflavík finish the league in third position. At their end of season closing reception, McAusland was voted Keflavík player of the year for the 2016 season, and in July 2017, his contract with the club was extended until the end of the 2019 season. After gaining promotion to the top tier, McAusland was included in the Inkasso-deildin team of the year, receiving 20 out of a possible 22 votes.
- As of 26 September 2017
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|St Mirren||2006–07||Scottish Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Stranraer (loan)||2006–07||Scottish Second Division||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Queen of the South||2009–10||Scottish First Division||25||0||0||0||3||0||2||0||30||0|
|St Mirren||2010–11||Scottish Premier League||25||1||2||0||1||0||0||0||28||1|
|Dunfermline Athletic||2015–16||Scottish League One||13||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||15||0|
|Keflavík||2016||1. deild karla||21||0||0||0||5||0||0||0||26||0|
- St Mirren
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- "McAusland til Keflavíkur" [McAusland to Keflavik] (in Icelandic). 1 March 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
- "Leikskýrsla" [Score Sheet] (in Icelandic). 4 March 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
- "Leikskýrsla" [Score Sheet] (in Icelandic). 6 May 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
- "Úrslit – staða" [Results – based] (in Icelandic). Retrieved 27 September 2016.
- Einarsson, Magnús Már (5 October 2016). "Lokahóf hjá Keflavík, Hugin, Dalvík/Reyni og Stál-Úlfi" [Closing reception in Keflavik, Hugin Dalvik / Reynir and Steel-Wolf] (in Icelandic). fotbolti.net. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
- Ásgeirsson, Guðmundur Aðalsteinn (16 July 2017). "Marc McAusland framlengir við Keflavík" [Marc McAusland extends to Keflavík] (in Icelandic). fotbolti.net. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
- "Lið ársins og bestu menn í Inkasso-deildinni 2017" [Team of the Year and Best Men in the Inkasso Division 2017] (in Icelandic). fotbolti.net. 29 September 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
- Marc McAusland at Soccerbase
- Marc McAusland at Soccerbase