Blair Spittal - Player Profile


Full Name:Blair Spittal
Born:December 19th, 1995 (Erskine)
Height:6'
Position:Full Back / Winger
Signed:June 12th, 2014
First Manager:Jackie McNamara
Left Club:June 12th, 2017
Career Stats: 108 appearances, 14 goals
Debut (as sub): August 16th, 2014 - Celtic 6 - 1 Dundee United (League - Premiership)
Full Debut: September 24th, 2014 - Dundee United 1 - 0 Dundee (League Cup - 3rd Round)
First Goal: August 30th, 2014 - St Mirren 0 - 3 Dundee United (League - Premiership)

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 2016-17  Championship 31 (9) 5 0.13 4 0 47.5% 35.0% 17.5%
 2015-16  Premiership 32 (7) 7 0.18 1 1 25.6% 17.9% 56.4%
 2014-15  Premiership 16 (13) 2 0.07 0 0 44.8% 10.3% 44.8%
79 (29) 14 0.13

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 May 29th, 2017 League  (A)  vs. Hamilton Academical 0 - 1
 May 25th, 2017 League  (H)  vs. Hamilton Academical 0 - 0
 May 19th, 2017 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 1
 May 16th, 2017 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 2
 May 12th, 2017 League  (H)  vs. Greenock Morton 3 - 0
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 May 16th, 2017 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 2
 May 12th, 2017 League  (H)  vs. Greenock Morton 3 - 0
 May 9th, 2017 League  (A)  vs. Greenock Morton 2 - 1
 May 6th, 2017 League  (A)  vs. Greenock Morton 1 - 1
 Apr 22nd, 2017 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 3 - 2

Blair Spittal started playing football at youth level with Erskine Boys’ Club before joining Rangers' youth academy. He later moved to amateurs Queen’s Park, playing at youth level before making his debut for the first team as a substitute against Montrose in November 2012. Three months later he made his first team start in a match against his former club Rangers at Ibrox. Establishing himself as a goalscoring winger with the Spiders over his first two seasons, Blair scored 13 goals in 59 appearances for the Hampden Park club, while also earning the club's Player of the Year award in 2014. That summer he secured a move to Tannadice during the summer, signing a three year deal with the Club.

Blair made his United debut coming off the bench at Parkhead in the third game of the 2014/15 season, and scored his first goal for the Club two weeks later against St Mirren in Paisley. Chances in the first team were limited due to competition for places and he mostly featured from the bench. In March, he collected a runners-up medal as an unused substitute in the League Cup Final.

Within a year, Blair had established himself as an important member of the first team, and under managers Jackie McNamara, then Mixu Paatelainen, he contributed seven goals throughout a difficult 2015-16 season for the Club which ended in relegation. Under manager Ray McKinnon, Blair remained one of only a handful of players to stay at the club following the drop to the SPFL Championship.

 Goals Scored
Aug 30th, 2014 League  (A)  vs. St Mirren 3 - 0 (86')
May 24th, 2015 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 3 - 0 (50')
Aug 11th, 2015 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 2 - 2 (67')
Aug 11th, 2015 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 2 - 2 (64')
Sep 22nd, 2015 League Cup  (H)  vs. Dunfermline 3 - 1 (99')
Jan 2nd, 2016 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 1 - 2 (15')
Jan 9th, 2016 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Airdrie Utd 1 - 0 (79')
Jan 23rd, 2016 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 5 - 1 (39')
Jan 23rd, 2016 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 5 - 1 (8')
Apr 22nd, 2017 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 3 - 2 (90')
May 6th, 2017 League  (A)  vs. Morton 1 - 1 (63')
May 9th, 2017 League  (A)  vs. Morton 2 - 1 (65')
May 12th, 2017 League  (H)  vs. Morton 3 - 0 (81')
May 16th, 2017 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 2 (53')

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