Simon Murray - Player Profile


Full Name:Simon Murray
Born:March 15th, 1992 (Dundee)
Height:6'
Position:Striker
Signed:January 4th, 2015
First Manager:Jackie McNamara
Career Stats: 68 appearances, 21 goals
Debut (as sub): August 2nd, 2015 - Dundee United 0 - 1 Aberdeen (League - Premiership)
Full Debut: August 15th, 2015 - Hamilton Academical 4 - 0 Dundee United (League - Premiership)
First Goal: August 8th, 2015 - Motherwell 0 - 2 Dundee United (League - Premiership)
Also Played For:Arbroath, Downfield Juniors, Montrose, Tayport

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 2016/17  Championship 32 (11) 14 0.33 7 0 48.8% 27.9% 23.3%
 2015/16  Premiership 10 (15) 7 0.28 3 0 28.0% 20.0% 52.0%
42 (26) 21 0.31

 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:
 Apr 22nd, 2017 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 3 - 2
 Apr 15th, 2017 League  (A)  vs. Ayr United 0 - 0
 Apr 11th, 2017 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline Athletic 1 - 0
 Apr 8th, 2017 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 1 - 1
 Apr 1st, 2017 League  (A)  vs. Queen of the South 2 - 4
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Apr 8th, 2017 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 1 - 1
 Mar 28th, 2017 League  (H)  vs. Ayr United 2 - 1
 Mar 18th, 2017 League  (A)  vs. Raith Rovers 1 - 2
 Jan 14th, 2017 League  (H)  vs. Queen of the South 3 - 3
 Dec 24th, 2016 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 2 - 1

Dundee born, Simon had played with a host of boys clubs including Celtic Boys, Dee Club and United Social before playing youth football and eventually securing his first professional contract with Montrose. He played just one senior game during his time at Links Park before moving to the junior scene on a season long loan with Downfield FC. In 2013, he signed for another junior side, Tayport FC, before moving to Australia for a spell. His goalscoring form at Tayport had caught the eye of Arbroath and in the summer of 2014, he joined the Gayfield Park side.

Six months into the season Simon had scored 18 goals for the SPFL League 2 side, by which time United had secured his signature at Tannadice on a two and half year deal for a reported fee of 50,000. He was loaned back to Arbroath for the remainder of the 2014-15 season following his signing and he finished up as the Red Lichties' top scorer.

Simon joined up with his new United teammates for the 2015-16 pre-season and made his debut as a substitute during the Club's opening game against Aberdeen. It took him just a few more days to open his goalscoring account, notching against Motherwell in a 2-0 win. First team opportunities were limited in his first season, with most games spent coming off the bench. He rounded off his first campaign by hitting a rich vein of form during the post-split fixtures, netting five goals in five games.

 Goals Scored
Aug 8th, 2015 League  (A)  vs. Motherwell 2 - 0 (90')
Jan 15th, 2016 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 1 - 4 (31')
Apr 24th, 2016 League  (H)  vs. Hamilton 1 - 3 (89')
May 6th, 2016 League  (A)  vs. Inverness CT 3 - 2 (6')
May 6th, 2016 League  (A)  vs. Inverness CT 3 - 2 (45')
May 14th, 2016 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 4 - 2 (73')
May 14th, 2016 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 4 - 2 (82')
Jul 19th, 2016 League Cup  (H)  vs. Cowdenbeath 6 - 1 (4')
Jul 19th, 2016 League Cup  (H)  vs. Cowdenbeath 6 - 1 (72')
Jul 19th, 2016 League Cup  (H)  vs. Cowdenbeath 6 - 1 (32')
Jul 31st, 2016 League Cup  (H)  vs. Dunfermline 2 - 0 (49')
Aug 20th, 2016 League  (H)  vs. Ayr Utd 3 - 0 (13')
Sep 10th, 2016 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline 3 - 1 (21')
Nov 5th, 2016 League  (A)  vs. QOS 4 - 1 (77')
Nov 8th, 2016 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline 1 - 0 (79')
Dec 24th, 2016 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 2 - 1 (45')
Jan 14th, 2017 League  (H)  vs. QOS 3 - 3 (89')
Jan 14th, 2017 League  (H)  vs. QOS 3 - 3 (4')
Mar 18th, 2017 League  (A)  vs. Raith Rovers 1 - 2 (81')
Mar 28th, 2017 League  (H)  vs. Ayr Utd 2 - 1 (23')
Apr 8th, 2017 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 1 - 1 (50')

 Hat-Tricks
Jul 19th, 2016 League Cup  (H)  vs. Cowdenbeath 6 - 1 (3 goals)