Steven Doris

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Steven Doris
Personal information
Full name Steven James Doris
Date of birth (1988-08-09) 9 August 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Perth, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder/Forward
Club information
Current team
Arbroath
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 St Johnstone 4 (0)
2007–2008 Montrose (loan) 25 (4)
2008 Montrose (loan) 5 (0)
2008–2009 Arbroath (loan) 6 (2)
2009–2012 Arbroath 96 (44)
2013–2014 Dundee 12 (0)
2013–2014 Arbroath (loan) 2 (1)
2014–2016 Stirling Albion 51 (13)
2016– Arbroath 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:34, 10 May 2016 (UTC).

Steven James Doris (born 9 August 1988) is a Scottish footballer, currently in his fourth spell with Arbroath. His previous clubs include St Johnstone, Montrose, Dundee and Stirling Albion. Although generally regarded as a midfielder, he can also play as a striker.

Career[edit]

Doris made his league debut on 26 November 2005, as a late substitute for St Johnstone manager Owen Coyle in a 1–1 draw with Stranraer at McDiarmid Park.[2] He joined Montrose on loan in October 2007,[3] where he scored four goals in 25 league appearances.[4] Doris played in five more league matches in a second loan spell with Montrose the following season before joining Arbroath on loan in November 2008.[4][5] He made six league appearances for the club, scoring twice,[6] before returning to St Johnstone, who released him at the end of his contract.[7] He returned to Arbroath on a free transfer in June 2009,[8] and scored six league goals as the club were relegated to the Third Division at the end of the campaign after losing in the play-offs to Forfar Athletic.[9][10] Under the management of former St Johnstone team-mate Paul Sheerin, Arbroath won promotion back to the Second Division as champions in April 2011.[11][12] Doris' goal in the 4–1 win against Montrose, that secured the title for Arbroath, was his 16th of the season and he described the victory as "the best feeling of my life".[13]

He signed a 12-month contract extension in June, which pleased Sheerin. "Steven was a great foil for Gavin Swankie last season," he said. "Keeping him at the club is massive for us. It's great news."[14] On 1 December 2012, Doris grabbed a historic equaliser for Arbroath against Celtic in the 87th minute of a Scottish Cup tie at Celtic Park.[15] He went on trial at Birmingham City in early 2013 and was rumoured to be signing at the end of the season,[16] but was also linked with Partick Thistle.

On 9 July 2013, Doris signed for Scottish Championship side Dundee.[17] After only five months at Dens Park, on 6 December 2013, Doris re-joined Arbroath on loan until 26 January 2014.[18] Doris was released by Dundee in June 2014 and signed for Stirling Albion.[19] At the end of the 2015–16 season, Doris departed Forthbank Stadium and returned to his former side Arbroath.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steven Doris". St Johnstone F.C. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "St Johnstone 1–1 Stranraer". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 26 November 2005. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Saints' Doris heads for Montrose". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 19 October 2007. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Montrose". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Keeper Kelly joins St Johnstone". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Arbroath". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Queens secure Holmes from Saints". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 14 May 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Arbroath sign up midfield duo". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  9. ^ "Forfar Athletic 2–0 Arbroath: Forfar win battle of Angus to secure promotion". The Scotsman. 16 May 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  10. ^ Brown, Graham (17 May 2010). "Match report: Forfar 2 Arbroath 0 (agg. 2–0)". The Courier. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "Third Division: Arbroath clinch title for first national trophy". The Scotsman. 24 April 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  12. ^ Strachan, Graeme (25 April 2011). "Arbroath FC 4 Montrose FC 1: Lichties make history". The Courier. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "Third division: Historic day as Arbroath take title and first trophy since formation in 1878". The Scotsman. 21 April 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  14. ^ Nicolson, Eric (11 June 2011). "Steven Doris re-signing a boost for Arbroath". The Courier. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  15. ^ "Celtic 1–1 Arbroath". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  16. ^ "Arbroath striker Steven Doris impresses Lee Clark on trial at Birmingham City". Sky Sports. 14 January 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  17. ^ "Dundee: Carlo Monti & Steven Doris join Dens Park side". BBC Sport. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "Doris joins Arbroath on loan". spfl.co.uk. 6 December 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  19. ^ Binos land attacking trio, SPFL
  20. ^ "Doris moves on". stirlingalbionfc.co.uk. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 

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