Michael Doyle (footballer, born 1991)

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James Doyle ' (born 1 August 1991) is a Scottish footballer who plays for as a defender for Falkirk. Doyle has previously played for Kilmarnock, Alloa Athletic, St Johnstone, Greenock Morton and Queen of the South. He also had a loan spell with Stirling Albion.

Career

Doyle began his career as a youth player with Celtic[1] before joining Kilmarnock at under-19 level.[2][3]

Stirling Albion

In January 2011, Doyle signed on loan for Scottish First Division club Stirling Albion and made his first-team debut on 2 January 2011, in a 4–2 defeat versus Falkirk.[4] Doyle featured in 19 league matches for the Binos.

Alloa Athletic

On 12 July 2011, Doyle signed for Scottish Third Division club Alloa Athletic[5] after impressing on trial during pre-season.[6] Doyle's first-team debut was on 23 July 2011, versus Peterhead in the Challenge Cup [7] and his league debut was on 6 August 2011, versus Stranraer in a 3–2 win at Stair Park.[8] Doyle scored his first competitive goal on 17 September 2011, versus Queen's Park. [9] Doyle featured in 132 league matches and scored two league goals for the Wasps.

St. Johnstone

Doyle signed for St Johnstone on 4 February 2016, as cover for club captain, Dave Mackay who had been ruled out for the rest of that season with a hip injury,[10] although he eventually only featured in two league matches.

Greenock Morton

In May 2016, Doyle signed for Championship club Greenock Morton [11] and although he extended his contract with the Greenock club for a further year, Doyle was then released in the close season of 2018, having featured in 64 league matches and scoring one goal. [12]

Queen of the South

On 13 July 2018, Doyle signed a one-year contract with Dumfries club Queen of the South after featuring in two pre-season friendly matches at Palmerston Park versus Livingston and Hearts respectively.[13]

Falkirk

On 21 June 2019, Doyle signed a two-year contract with Scottish League One club Falkirk.[14]

Career statistics

As of 17 September 2019
Club statistics
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
Division App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Kilmarnock 2010–11[15] Scottish Premier League 0000000000
Stirling Albion (loan) 2010–11[15] Scottish First Division 190000000190
Alloa Athletic 2011–12[16][17] Scottish Third Division 36220101[lower-alpha 1]0402
2012–13[18][17] Scottish Second Division 27010105[lower-alpha 2]0340
2013–14[19] Scottish Championship 360202000400
2014–15[20] Scottish Championship 35030208[lower-alpha 3]0480
2015–16[21] Scottish Championship 130100000140
Total 147290601401762
St Johnstone 2015–16[21] Scottish Premiership 2000000020
Greenock Morton 2016–17[22] Scottish Championship 29020703[lower-alpha 4]0410
2017–18[23] Scottish Championship 35130401[lower-alpha 1]0431
Total 6415011040841
Queen of the South 2018–19[24] Scottish Championship 35240507[lower-alpha 5]1513
Falkirk 2019–20[25] Scottish League One 6100401[lower-alpha 1]0111
Career total 27361802602613437
  1. Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup
  2. One appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup and four appearances in the Scottish First Division play-offs
  3. Five appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup and three appearances in the Scottish Championship play-offs
  4. One appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup and two appearances in the Scottish Premiership play-offs
  5. Three appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup and four appearances and one goal in the Scottish Championship play-offs

Honours

References

  1. "Michael Doyle Profile". Alloa Athletic F.C. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  2. "Michael Doyle Kilmarnock Profile". Kilmarnock F.C. Archived from the original on 2 June 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  3. "St.Mirren u19 (4) vKilmarnock u19 (0)". Kilmarnock F.C. 6 March 2010. Archived from the original on 2 June 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  4. "Falkirk 4 – 2 Stirling Albion". Scottish Football League. 2 January 2011. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  5. "More new faces arrive". alloaathletic.co.uk. Alloa Athletic F.C. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  6. "Alloa add Doyle". Scottish Football League. 12 July 2011. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  7. "Peterhead 2–2 Alloa (aet, Peterhead win 5–4 on pens)". BBC Sport. BBC. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  8. "Stranraer 2–3 Alloa Athletic". BBC Sport. BBC. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  9. "Queen's Park 1 – 3 Alloa Athletic". Scottish Football League. 17 September 2011. Archived from the original on 24 November 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  10. "St Johnstone sign Michael Doyle after Dave Mackay injury". BBC Sport. BBC. 4 February 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  11. Mitchell, Jonathan (24 May 2016). "Duffy set to secure Saints defender". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  12. Hendry, Mark (21 June 2017). "Doyle delighted to sign new Morton deal". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  13. "Michael Doyle is the Next One In". Queen of the South F.C. 13 July 2018.
  14. "DOYLE BECOMES 8th SUMMER SIGNING". Falkirk F.C. 21 June 2019.
  15. "Games played by Michael Doyle in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  16. "Games played by Michael Doyle in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  17. "Michael Doyle Stats". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  18. "Games played by Michael Doyle in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  19. "Games played by Michael Doyle in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  20. "Games played by Michael Doyle in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  21. "Games played by Michael Doyle in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  22. "Games played by Michael Doyle in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  23. "Games played by Michael Doyle in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  24. "Games played by Michael Doyle in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  25. "Games played by Michael Doyle in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
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