Robert Sloan

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Robert Sloan
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-07-14) 14 July 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Bo'ness United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 Hearts 22 (1)
2003 Alloa Athletic (loan) 16 (8)
2005 St Johnstone 8 (0)
2005–2007 Alloa Athletic 67 (10)
2007–2010 Raith Rovers 92 (17)
2010–2013 East Fife 53 (9)
2013– Bo'ness United 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:53, 2 July 2013.

Robert Sloan (born 14 July 1983) is a Scottish footballer, currently playing for Bo'ness United in the Scottish Junior Football Association, East Region. He has previously played in the Scottish Premier League for Heart of Midlothian

Career[edit]

Sloan started his professional career with Heart of Midlothian, making his debut as an 18-year-old in a 2–0 defeat at Motherwell. He scored his first senior goal on Hearts' next visit to Fir Park, as the Jambos won 2–1 towards the end of the 2001–02 season. The following season he found his opportunities limited by the arrival of French winger Jean-Louis Valois and agreed a 6-month loan move to Alloa in January 2003.[1] Initially this appeared to have benefited Sloan, as he made 15 first team appearances for Hearts when they finished third in the SPL in 2003–04 but he again slipped out of first team contention the following year.

In January 2005 longtime admirer John Connolly eventually succeeded in signing Sloan for St Johnstone, having earlier tried to secure him on a loan deal.[2] However, Connolly was replaced by Owen Coyle only months after Sloan joined Saints and, not in the new manager's plans, the Paisley winger left the Perth side for Alloa Athletic in the summer.

Alloa are a part-time club and after joining them Sloan worked as a building labourer to augment his football earnings.[3] A contract dispute led to him being transfer-listed in 2006 but when this was resolved he returned to the Wasps starting line-up. Perhaps his career highlight occurred in the 2005–06 Scottish Cup, when he scored the winning goal as Alloa upset SPL side Livingston 2–1 in a third round replay.[4] He joined Raith Rovers in June 2007 but was released at the end of the 2009/10 season. He then joined East Fife on 31 July 2010.[5]

Sloan joined Bo'ness United when he was released from East Fife at the end of season 2012–13.[6]

Honours[edit]

Raith Rovers[edit]

2008–09

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jambo kid Sloan agrees loan move to Alloa". Scotsman.com. 14 January 2003. 
  2. ^ "Cowan and Sloan sign for Saints". BBC Sport. 19 January 2005. 
  3. ^ "I can be a Jambuster". Daily Record, stored at londonhearts.com. 20 September 2006. 
  4. ^ "Livingston 1–2 Alloa". BBC Sport. 11 January 2006. 
  5. ^ "Robert Sloan arrives at Bayview Stadium!". East Fife FC. 30 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Robert Sloan signs for Bo'ness". Scottish Football League. 2 July 2013. 

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