Robert McHugh

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Robert McHugh
Robert McHugh.jpg
McHugh (right) playing for Motherwell
Personal information
Full name Robert McHugh
Date of birth (1991-07-16) 16 July 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Falkirk
Number 19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2015 Motherwell 70 (5)
2014 Queen of the South (loan) 13 (2)
2015 Airdrieonians (loan) 5 (4)
2015– Falkirk 2 (0)
National team
2007–08 Scotland U17 8 (2)
2009–10 Scotland U19 6 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:37, 17 August 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 September 2013

Robert "Bob" McHugh (born 16 July 1991) is a Scottish professional footballer currently playing as a forward for Falkirk. He has previously played for Motherwell, Queen of the South and Airdrieonians.

Career[edit]

Motherwell[edit]

Born in Glasgow,[1] McHugh made his Motherwell debut when he came on as a substitute in a 2–0 win over Hibernian in May 2008.[2]

McHugh scored his first Motherwell goal when he took the field as a substitute in an 8–1 win over Flamurtari in the Europa League second round, scoring Motherwell's eighth goal in that match.[3] He also scored the first goal as Motherwell beat Inverness CT 3–2 after extra time in the third round of the 2009–10 League Cup.

On 21 January 2011, McHugh joined First Division side Partick Thistle on loan until 27 March 2011. However, a broken wrist meant the loan would not happen, and so he stayed at the Fir Park club.[4]

On 26 March 2013, McHugh signed a new two-year contract with Motherwell, lasting until summer 2015.[5]

On 2 June 2015, Motherwell announced that McHugh was amongst the players leaving the club, with his contract having expired.[6]

Queen of the South (loan)[edit]

On 13 January 2014, McHugh signed a six-month loan with Dumfries club Queen of the South.[7]

On 3 May 2014, McHugh scored a goal notable amongst supporters of Alloa Athletic by scoring a 95th minute equaliser for Queen of the South against Cowdenbeath. McHugh's goal sent Cowdenbeath into the relegation play-offs and secured Alloa's place in the Championship.[8]

His scoring form continued into the Scottish Premiership play-offs as he scored both goals in the 2–1 quarter-final first leg home win against Falkirk on 6 May 2014.[9] Four days later he scored in the return leg as Queen of the South were knocked out 4–3 on aggregate after a 3–1 defeat.[10]

Airdrieonians (loan)[edit]

On 31 March 2015, McHugh signed for Scottish League One club Airdrieonians on loan until the end of the 2014–15 season.[11] He made his debut on 4 April 2015, in a 2–0 win away to Stirling Albion.[12]

Falkirk[edit]

On 14 July 2015, McHugh signed for Falkirk, agreeing a two-year contract having played as a trialist for the club in friendlies against Drogheda United and Athlone Town, scoring twice in both matches.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 17 August 2015
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Motherwell 2007–08 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2009–10 10 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 13 2
2010–11 11 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 15 0
2011–12 9 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 12 1
2012–13 25 3 1 0 0 0 3 0 29 3
2013–14 8 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 12 2
2014–15 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 70 5 5 0 7 2 6 1 88 8
Queen of the South (loan) 2013–14 13 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 15 5
Airdrieonians (loan) 2014–15 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4
Falkirk 2015–16 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 2
Career total 90 11 5 0 8 3 9 5 112 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "First team: Robert McHugh". Motherwell F.C. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Hibernian 0–2 Motherwell BBC Sport – Retrieved 23 December 2008
  3. ^ "Motherwell 8–1 Flamurtari (8–2)" BBC Sport website (23 July 2009)
  4. ^ "Thistle boss still seeking striker". Evening Times. 25 January 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "McHugh extends his stay". Motherwell F.C. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Scott McDonald joins Motherwell exodus as 16 players leave the club". STV Sport. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "New Loan Signing". qosfc.com (Queen of the South F.C.). 13 January 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Cowdenbeath 1–1". qosfc.com. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Queen of the South 2–1 Falkirk". BBC Sport. 6 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Falkirk 3–1 Queen of the South". BBC Sport. 10 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Bob McHugh joins Airdrie on loan". Motherwell F.C. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  12. ^ Barrie, Douglas (4 April 2015). "STIRLING ALBION 0:2 AIRDRIEONIANS". Airdrieonians F.C. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "BOB MCHUGH SIGNS ON". Falkirk F.C. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 

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