Blair Spittal Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Blair Spittal
  • Born: December 19th, 1995 (Erskine)
  • Height: 6'
  • Position: Full Back / Winger
  • Signed: June 12th, 2014
  • First Manager: Jackie McNamara
  • Career Totals: 108 appearances, 14 goals
  • Also Played For: Partick Thistle, Queen's Park


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2016-17 31 (9) 5 4 0 47.5% 35.0% 17.5%
2015-16 32 (7) 7 1 1 25.6% 17.9% 56.4%
2014-15 16 (13) 2 0 0 44.8% 10.3% 44.8%
Totals: 79 (29) 14


 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

 Recent First Team Starts
 29/05/17 Premiership Playoff Final 2nd Leg vs. Hamilton (A) 0 - 1
 25/05/17 Premiership Playoff Final 1st Leg vs. Hamilton (H) 0 - 0
 19/05/17 Premiership Playoff SF 2nd Leg vs. Falkirk (A) 2 - 1
 16/05/17 Premiership Playoff SF 1st Leg vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 2
 12/05/17 Premiership Playoff QF 2nd Leg vs. Morton (H) 3 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 16/05/17 Premiership Playoff SF 1st Leg vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 2
 12/05/17 Premiership Playoff QF 2nd Leg vs. Morton (H) 3 - 0
 09/05/17 Premiership Playoff QF 1st Leg vs. Morton (A) 2 - 1
 06/05/17 Championship vs. Morton (A) 1 - 1
 22/04/17 Championship vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 16/05/17 Premiership Playoff SF 1st Leg vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 2
 12/05/17 Premiership Playoff QF 2nd Leg vs. Morton (H)  3 - 0
 09/05/17 Premiership Playoff QF 1st Leg vs. Morton (A)  2 - 1
 06/05/17 Championship vs. Morton (A)  1 - 1
 22/04/17 Championship vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 2
 23/01/16 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  5 - 1
 23/01/16 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  5 - 1
 09/01/16 4th Round vs. Airdrie Utd (A)  1 - 0
 02/01/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 2
 22/09/15 3rd Round vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 1
 11/08/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 2
 11/08/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 2
 24/05/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 0
 30/08/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 29/05/17 Premiership Playoff Final 2nd Leg vs. Hamilton (A)  0 - 1
 25/05/17 Premiership Playoff Final 1st Leg vs. Hamilton (H)  0 - 0
 19/05/17 Premiership Playoff SF 2nd Leg vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 1
 16/05/17 Premiership Playoff SF 1st Leg vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 2
 12/05/17 Premiership Playoff QF 2nd Leg vs. Morton (H)  3 - 0
 09/05/17 Premiership Playoff QF 1st Leg vs. Morton (A)  2 - 1
 06/05/17 Championship vs. Morton (A)  1 - 1
 29/04/17 Championship vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 2
 22/04/17 Championship vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 2
 15/04/17 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 0
 11/04/17 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 08/04/17 Championship vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 1
 01/04/17 Championship vs. QOS (A)  2 - 4
 11/02/17 Championship vs. Falkirk (A)  0 - 3
 04/02/17 Championship vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 0
 28/01/17 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 1
 21/01/17 4th Round vs. Ross County (A)  2 - 6
 14/01/17 Championship vs. QOS (H)  3 - 3
 31/12/16 Championship vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 1
 24/12/16 Championship vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 17/12/16 Championship vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 0
 10/12/16 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 0
 02/12/16 Championship vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 19/11/16 Championship vs. Morton (A)  0 - 0
 12/11/16 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 0
 08/11/16 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 15/10/16 Championship vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 0
 08/10/16 4th Round vs. Stranraer (A)  1 - 0
 02/10/16 Championship vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 24/09/16 Championship vs. Morton (H)  2 - 1
 20/09/16 Quarter Final vs. Morton (A)  1 - 2
 03/09/16 3rd Round vs. Peterhead (H)  3 - 2
 27/08/16 Championship vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 2
 20/08/16 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 0
 13/08/16 Championship vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 1
 09/08/16 1st Round vs. Partick Thistle (H)  3 - 1
 31/07/16 Group C - North vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 0
 23/07/16 Group C - North vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 1
 19/07/16 Group C - North vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  6 - 1
 15/07/16 Group C - North vs. Arbroath (A)  1 - 1
 02/05/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 2
 24/04/16 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 3
 16/04/16 Semi Final vs. Hibernian (N)  0 - 0
 05/04/16 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (A)  0 - 1
 02/04/16 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 0
 20/03/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 2
 11/03/16 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 05/03/16 Quarter Final vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 2
 02/03/16 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 1
 27/02/16 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 0
 20/02/16 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 1
 16/02/16 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 3
 13/02/16 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  0 - 0
 06/02/16 5th Round vs. Partick Thistle (H)  1 - 0
 23/01/16 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  5 - 1
 15/01/16 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 4
 09/01/16 4th Round vs. Airdrie Utd (A)  1 - 0
 02/01/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 2
 30/12/15 Premiership vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 3
 19/12/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  2 - 2
 12/12/15 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (H)  0 - 1
 05/12/15 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 28/11/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 2
 21/11/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 2
 07/11/15 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 04/11/15 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 3
 31/10/15 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 0
 18/10/15 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 1
 03/10/15 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (A)  0 - 3
 26/09/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 2
 22/09/15 3rd Round vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 1
 19/09/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 1
 12/09/15 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 2
 29/08/15 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  1 - 2
 22/08/15 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 3
 15/08/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  0 - 4
 11/08/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 2
 08/08/15 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 0
 02/08/15 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 1
 24/05/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 0
 05/05/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 2
 02/05/15 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 26/04/15 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 3
 11/04/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 0
 08/04/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 3
 04/04/15 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 2
 21/03/15 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 3
 18/03/15 Quarter Final Replay vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 4
 28/02/15 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (H)  0 - 2
 21/02/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 2
 14/02/15 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 3
 08/02/15 5th Round vs. Stranraer (A)  3 - 0
 24/01/15 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  3 - 2
 04/01/15 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (A)  2 - 2
 27/12/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 2
 21/12/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 1
 22/11/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 1
 07/11/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 1
 29/10/14 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 3
 25/10/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 1
 18/10/14 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (H)  1 - 0
 27/09/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 24/09/14 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 0
 21/09/14 Premiership vs. Dundee (A)  4 - 1
 13/09/14 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 2
 30/08/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 0
 16/08/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 6


Biography

Blair Spittal started playing football at youth level with Erskine Boys’ Club before joining Rangers' youth academy. He later moved to amateurs Queen’s Park, playing at youth level before making his debut for the first team as a substitute against Montrose in November 2012. Three months later he made his first team start in a match against his former club Rangers at Ibrox. Establishing himself as a goalscoring winger with the Spiders over his first two seasons, Blair scored 13 goals in 59 appearances for the Hampden Park club, while also earning the club's Player of the Year award in 2014. That summer he secured a move to Tannadice during the summer, signing a three year deal with the Club.

Blair made his United debut coming off the bench at Parkhead in the third game of the 2014/15 season, and scored his first goal for the Club two weeks later against St Mirren in Paisley. Chances in the first team were limited due to competition for places and he mostly featured from the bench. In March, he collected a runners-up medal as an unused substitute in the League Cup Final.

Within a year, Blair had established himself as an important member of the first team, and under managers Jackie McNamara, then Mixu Paatelainen, he contributed seven goals throughout a difficult 2015-16 season for the Club which ended in relegation. Under manager Ray McKinnon, Blair remained one of only a handful of players to stay at the club following the drop to the SPFL Championship.

Debut (as sub)

August 16th, 2014
Celtic 6 - 1 Dundee United

League (Premiership)

Full Debut

September 24th, 2014
Dundee United 1 - 0 Dundee

League Cup (3rd Round)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Blair was born on this date in Erskine.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Blair Spittal started playing football at youth level with Erskine Boys’ Club before joining Rangers' youth academy. He later moved to amateurs Queen’s Park, playing at youth level before making his debut for the first team as a substitute against Montrose in November 2012. Three months later he made his first team start in a match against his former club Rangers at Ibrox. Establishing himself as a goalscoring winger with the Spiders over his first two seasons, Blair scored 13 goals in 59 appearances for the Hampden Park club, while also earning the club's Player of the Year award in 2014. That summer he secured a move to Tannadice during the summer, signing a three year deal with the Club.

  • United suffered a heavy defeat at Celtic Park to put the brakes on what was a very encouraging start to season 2014/15. The game was effectively over after half an hour and it became a damage limitation process for United from that point forward. McNamara opted to stick with the same team that had played the first two league games of the season but after picking up maximum points in their opening games, the wheels came off at the scene of last season's Scottish Cup final defeat.

  • It was a day for debut goals as two recent signings opened their account for United and the Scottish Premiership's top scorer found the net again in a 3-0 victory at St Mirren Park. United made one change to the side that snatched a late victory against Ross County in their previous match. Chris Erskine was rewarded for his recent cameo goal scoring appearances with a place in the front four. Mario Bilate dropped to the bench.

  • Following from the 5-1 aggregate win over Greenock Morton the previous week Falkirk were the semi-final opponents for United for the first leg play off encounter at Tannadice. With the deciding leg at the Falkirk Stadium on Friday night a positive result for the hosts would be crucial to their hopes of going through to the two-legged final. Boss Ray McKinnon named an unchanged side after watching the team finish the job so comfortably in the 3-0 win on Friday over the Greenock side. On a perfect night for football the feeling in both camps was that of a quiet confidence and an extremely tight game looked in prospect.

  • Last Appearance - Hamilton 1 - 0 Dundee United

    Ray McKinnon made just one change to his starting line-up from the side which had drawn 0-0 with Accies in the first leg of the Premiership Play-off Final with Charlie Telfer replacing Wato Kuate who had effectively been released from his contract following his on-field antics in the Tannadice game. United were relieved to have the services of Simon Murray despite his dismissal on Thursday night with the club appealing his second yellow card for simulation. Martin Canning was forced into making two changes to his side with Grant Gillespie coming in for the injured Massimo Donati and Greg Docherty starting in place of the suspended Darian MacKinnon.