Mark McGuigan

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Mark McGuigan
Personal information
Full name Mark McGuigan
Date of birth (1988-11-07) 7 November 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth East Kilbride, Scotland
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Stranraer
Number 20
Youth career
–2007 Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Blantyre Victoria
2008–2009 St Andrews United
2009 Forfar Athletic
2009–2011 St Andrews United
2011–2012 Abertay University
2012–2014 Partick Thistle 19 (2)
2012 Albion Rovers (loan) 6 (3)
2013–14 Albion Rovers (loan) 31 (3)
2014–2015 Albion Rovers 32 (11)
2015– Stranraer 45 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:23, 6 November 2014 (UTC).

Mark McGuigan (born 7 November 1988) is a Scottish professional footballer, who is currently playing for Scottish League One side Stranraer. He plays as a forward.

Career[edit]

McGuigan was given a chance by Partick Thistle manager Jackie McNamara after a closed-doors friendly between Partick Thistle and a Scottish Universities side. McGuigan scored for the Universities during the match, and was brought to Thistle on trial.[1] He signed a deal with Thistle in March 2012. It took him until the next month to score his first goal, late on in a 3–1 win against Ayr United. [2] He scored his only other Thistle goal against Falkirk on 28 April 2012, the penultimate game of the season.

McGuigan failed to earn a place in the Partick team at the start of the 2012–13 season, and had to be sent on loan to Second Division strugglers Albion Rovers in order to get game time. He was part of the side relegated to the bottom division, where he rejoined Rovers on loan the following season, until January,[3] when he was released by Partick Thistle[4] and was signed permanently by Albion Rovers.[5]

In May 2015, Albion Rovers won the League Two title. Mere days later McGuigan left Rovers to sign for rival Scottish League One side Stranraer.[6]

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