Gary Glen - Player Profile


Born:March 22nd, 1990 (Livingston)
Height:5ft 10in
Position:Striker
Signed:June 16th, 2012
First Manager:Derek Adams (2nd Spell)
Career Stats: 44 appearances, 3 goals
Full Debut: August 28th, 2012 - Ross County 1 - 4 Raith Rovers (League Cup - 2nd Round)
First Goal: December 15th, 2012 - Ross County 1 - 1 Dundee (League - SPL)
Also Played For:Heart of Midlothian, Livingston

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 2013/14  Premier Division 5 (11) 0 - 2 0 25.0% 12.5% 62.5%
 2012/13  SPL 8 (20) 3 0.11 0 0 32.1% 28.6% 39.3%
13 (31) 3 0.07

 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:
 Jan 11th, 2014 League  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 3 - 3
 Jan 4th, 2014 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 0
 Jan 1st, 2014 League  (A)  vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2 - 1
 Nov 30th, 2013 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Hibernian 0 - 1
 Nov 23rd, 2013 League  (A)  vs. Heart of Midlothian 2 - 2
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Feb 26th, 2013 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 1 - 0
 Feb 8th, 2013 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 2 - 0
 Dec 15th, 2012 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 1 - 1

Glen, a former pupil of Broxburn Academy, joined Heart of Midlothian from their youth academy system in 2006. Glen aged 16 had a trial with Manchester United, but turned them down as he thought he was more likely to make it as a footballer with Hearts than with the Old Trafford club.

Highly rated by the Hearts coaching staff, Glen earned his first involvement with the first team squad when he was an unused substitute in a league match at Motherwell on 5 March 2007. At the age of 16, Glen He made his senior debut as a substitute against Dundee United on 17 March 2007.

He began to feature more for the first team towards the end of the 2007/08 season, with his first start coming against St. Mirren at Tynecastle on 19 April 2008 scoring his first senior goal to put Hearts in front as Hearts came back from a goal down to win 32. In April 2008 he signed a new four year contract extending his stay until the summer of 2012.

On 11 January 2009, Glen came off the bench with 10 minutes remaining and scored a decisive 94th minute goal against Hibernian at Easter Road in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup to knock their city rivals out of the cup.

Glen became a regular starter for the Hearts first team in season 2009/10, under new manager Jim Jefferies who was confident of Glens ability despite suffering a Hernia injury.

Glen picked up a Hamstring injury in pre season and this and a serious of further injuries limited him to just 14 appearances the following season. Glen was offered to go on loan to Brechin to gain experience but he turned this down preferring to stay with Hearts.

In December 2011 with Hearts experiencing financial difficulty Glen was told that he was free to either find a new club in the January 2012 transfer window, or he would be released when his contract expires in summer 2012. At the end of the season Hearts confirmed his contract had not been renewed and he left the club.

After leaving Hearts, Glen signed a one year contract with Ross County in June 2012. In his opening season, he managed to score three goals in twenty six appearances - the majority of them substitutions. At the end of the 2012-13 season, Glen was given a contract extension to stay at the club. Glen was released by Ross County on 16 May 2014 after finding his first team opportunities limited, just making fifteen appearance in the 2013-14 season.

In July 2014, Glen signed for Livingston on a 1 year deal ahead of the 2014-15 Scottish Championship season.

He has featured for Scotland at youth team level, scoring against Northern Ireland and England in the 2005 Victory Shield. He went on to represent the Scotland under-19 team on five occasions.

 Goals Scored
Dec 15th, 2012 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 1 - 1 (74')
Feb 8th, 2013 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 2 - 0 (91')
Feb 26th, 2013 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 1 - 0 (81')

 Hat-Tricks