Blair Alston

Blair Alston (born 23 March 1992) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Premiership. Alston has previously played for Falkirk and St Johnstone.

Blair Alston
Personal information
Full name Blair Alston
Date of birth (1992-03-23) 23 March 1992
Place of birth Kirkcaldy, Scotland[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hamilton Academical
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2016 Falkirk 166 (24)
2016–2019 St Johnstone 80 (8)
2019– Hamilton Academical 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:09, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

Career

Alston made his first team debut against Partick Thistle in their League Cup match on 24 August 2010. He scored his first goal for the club in their 2–1 win also against Partick Thistle on 12 April 2011.[2] On 1 April 2012, he came on as a late substitute as Falkirk beat Hamilton Academical 1–0 to win the Scottish Challenge Cup.[3]

Alston moved to St Johnstone in May 2016 under freedom of contract.[4]

In June 2019 he signed for Hamilton Academical.[5][6]

Career statistics

As of match played 19 October 2019 [7]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Falkirk 2010–11[8] Scottish First Division 7100100081
2011–12[9] 24521303[lower-alpha 1]0326
2012–13[10] 34243201[lower-alpha 1]0415
2013–14[11] Scottish Championship 29310316[lower-alpha 2]3397
2014–15[12] 36350313[lower-alpha 1]2476
2015–16[13] 361020316[lower-alpha 3]14712
Total 1662414415319621437
St Johnstone 2016–17[14] Scottish Premiership 3522150423
2017–18[15] 24220102[lower-alpha 4]0292
2018–19[16] 2140050264
Total 8084111020919
Hamilton Academical 2019–20[17] Scottish Premiership 810041122
Career total 2543318530421632348
  1. Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup
  2. Two appearances and one goal in the Scottish Challenge Cup; four appearances and two goals in the Scottish Premiership play-offs
  3. Two appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup; four appearances and one goal in the Scottish Premiership play-offs
  4. Appearances in the UEFA Europa League

Honours

Falkirk

References

  1. "Blair Alston player profile". Falkirk F.C. Archived from the original on 28 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  2. "First Goal V Partick Thistle 12 April". BBC News. 12 April 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  3. Lindsay, Clive (1 April 2012). "Falkirk 1–0 Hamilton Accies". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  4. Wilson, Richard (26 May 2016). "Blair Alston: Midfielder moves to St Johnstone from Falkirk". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  5. "Welcome to Accies Blair Alston! « Hamilton Academical Football Club". www.hamiltonacciesfc.co.uk.
  6. "Blair Alston: Midfielder joins Hamilton after St Johnstone exit". BBC Sport. 6 June 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  7. Blair Alston at Soccerway
  8. "Games played by Blair Alston in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  9. "Games played by Blair Alston in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  10. "Games played by Blair Alston in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  11. "Games played by Blair Alston in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  12. "Games played by Blair Alston in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  13. "Games played by Blair Alston in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  14. "Games played by Blair Alston in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  15. "Games played by Blair Alston in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  16. "Games played by Blair Alston in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  17. "Games played by Blair Alston in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
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