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Blair Sturrock

Blair Sturrock Scottish footballer

Scottish footballer
Blair Sturrock
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Intro Scottish footballer
Is Athlete Football player Association football player
From United Kingdom
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 25 August 1981, Dundee
Age: 38 years
The details

Biography

Blair David Sturrock (born 25 August 1981) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a forward for the Victoria Highlanders. His previous clubs include Dundee United, Brechin City, Plymouth Argyle, Kidderminster Harriers, Rochdale, Swindon Town, Bournemouth, Torquay United, Mansfield Town, Southend United. His father, Paul Sturrock, a former player who was a Scotland international was also the Manager of Southend United signing Blair and then ultimately releasing him.

Career

Dundee United

Sturrock started off as a trainee for Dundee United before briefly going on loan to Brechin City in the 2000–01 season.

Plymouth Argyle

He then moved to Plymouth for three years and made 64 appearances for the club during the years 2001–2004, but mostly as a substitute. He scored two goals in his time at Plymouth.

Kidderminster Harriers

He then moved to Kidderminster Harriers in 2004 where he spent nine months, playing 22 games and scoring five goals.

Rochdale

Nine months after signing for Kidderminster he signed for Rochdale for the 2005–06 season where he made 33 appearances, scoring six goals in 15 starts for the club. He later got a knee injury that ended his spell at the club and was released. After being released by Rochdale, Sturrock had a short trial with Wrexham in July.

Swindon Town

In November 2006, Sturrock signed for Swindon Town the club his father was the manager of. Having overcome a groin injury, he made 25 appearances for the Wiltshire club in his first season scoring five goals, with 12 starts. Sturrock made his debut as a second-half substitute in a 2–1 defeat at Macclesfield Town on 23 December, his first goal coming in mid-January, when he netted within seconds of coming on to wrap up a 3–1 win at Boston. He then later signed a contract extension to take him through to the end of the 2008–09 season. He was released by Swindon in May 2009.

Mansfield Town

On 1 September 2009, Blair signed for Conference National outfit Mansfield Town after leaving Torquay United, signing on the first transfer deadline day of the 2009–10 football season. He made his debut as a substitute in the 1–1 draw with Grays Athletic on 5 September 2009.

Southend United

Sturrock signed for Southend United during the summer of 2010, the fourth time he has signed for a club managed by his father, Paul Sturrock. On 7 August, he made his debut, coming off the bench to score the equaliser in the fifth minute of injury time against Stockport County, in the 1–1 draw. On 25 September, Sturrock scored in a 3–1 win over Hereford United, and again in Southend's 1–0 win over Rotherham on 30 October. Sturrock scored a consolation goal in Southend's 3–1 defeat against Burton Albion. On 31 June 2011, Sturrock extended his contract with Southend until the end of the 2011–12 season.

On 18 May 2012, Sturrock was one of eleven players to be released at the end of their contract.

After Southend

On 16 October 2012 Blair signed for Conference North side, Bishop's Stortford. Following his spell at Bishop's Stortford, Sturrock joined Essex Senior League side Basildon United as Assistant Manager. For the 2013 summer season, Blair signed for the Victoria Highlanders of the North American USL PDL league, moving to Canada to be a player-coach for the club.

Honours

Plymouth Argyle

  • 2001–02 Division Three Champions
  • 2003–04 Division Two Champions

Swindon Town

  • 2006–07 League Two 3rd Place – Promotion

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