Gary McSwegan - Player Profile


Full Name:Gary John McSwegan
Born:September 24th, 1970 (Glasgow)
Height:5ft 8in
Position:Striker
Signed:July 29th, 2004
First Manager:Alex Smith
Career Stats: 38 appearances, 1 goals
Full Debut: July 31st, 2004 - Ross County 2 - 1 St Mirren (Challenge Cup - 1st Round)
First Goal: November 26th, 2005 - Queen of the South 2 - 3 Ross County (League - First Division)
Also Played For:Clyde, Dundee United, Heart of Midlothian, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Kilmarnock, Rangers

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 2005/06  Division One 6 (11) 1 0.06 0 0 35.3% 41.2% 23.5%
 2004/05  Division One 14 (7) 0 - 0 0 47.6% 9.5% 42.9%
20 (18) 1 0.03

 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 1st, 2006 League  (A)  vs. Queen of the South 0 - 0
 Mar 21st, 2006 League  (A)  vs. Stranraer 2 - 2
 Mar 18th, 2006 League  (A)  vs. Brechin City 3 - 3
 Mar 11th, 2006 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 2
 Dec 10th, 2005 League  (H)  vs. Clyde 0 - 1
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Nov 26th, 2005 League  (A)  vs. Queen of the South 3 - 2

McSwegan started his career with Rangers, where he scored 5 goals in only 24 appearances during his six years at Ibrox, including a goal against Marseille in the 1992-93 Champions League; this goal was the first goal ever scored in the Champions League proper by a substitute. His first team opportunities at Rangers, however, appeared to be limited and in 1993 he joined Notts County for 400,000. Two seasons later he returned to Scotland with Dundee United for 375,000 where he remained for three seasons, scoring 42 goals.

He joined Hearts in 1998 on a free transfer where he notched up 31 goals in 98 appearances. By 2002, however, McSwegan had fallen out of favour at Hearts and subsequently had loan spells in England with Barnsley and Luton Town before joining Kilmarnock where he remained for two seasons, scoring 17 goals.

His next professional club was Ross County where he played 39 games, scoring just 1 goal against Queen of the South in two injury-ravaged seasons. Despite these problems, McSwegan returned to top flight football, when signed by Inverness Caledonian Thistle in September 2006 on a short-term deal. McSwegan left Inverness Caledonian Thistle at the end of the 200607 season and joined Peterhead.

McSwegan joined Clyde on 14 March 2008, after previously training with the club and appearing in reserve games.

In June 2008, McSwegan signed a one year contract extension with the Broadwood side. He scored three goals in his second season, with two goals against Queen's Park in the League Cup and a late winner in the league against Livingston.[8] This meant that all six of his goals for Clyde came in the Broadwood Stadium. McSwegan was released by Clyde in June 2009 along with the rest of the out of contract players, due to the club's financial position.

 Goals Scored
Nov 26th, 2005 League  (A)  vs. Queen of Sth 3 - 2 (84')

 Hat-Tricks

Representing Scotland

International Caps: 2
International Goals: 1

International Debut:
October 5th, 1999 vs. Bosnia

McSwegan won two caps for Scotland in 1999. He won his first cap on 5 October 1999, coming on as a late substitute in a EURO 2000 qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina, which Scotland won 1-0. His second and final cap came four days later, against Lithuania. McSwegan started the game, and scored Scotland's second goal in a 3-0 victory.