Paul Watson Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Paul Watson
  • Born: December 20th, 1990 (Edinburgh)
  • Height: 6' 1
  • Position: Central Defender
  • Signed: July 20th, 2018
  • First Manager: Csaba Laszlo
  • Career Totals: 41 appearances, 5 goals
  • Also Played For: Falkirk, Livingston, Raith Rovers


Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2019-20 11 (1) 1 1 0 66.7% 8.3% 25.0%
2018-19 23 (6) 4 1 0 69.0% 17.2% 13.8%
Totals: 34 (7) 5


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets 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
 10/12/19 Championship vs. Morton (A) 2 - 1
 07/12/19 Scottish Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 2 - 1
 16/11/19 Championship vs. QOS (H) 3 - 0
 08/11/19 Scottish Championship vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0
 02/11/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A) 3 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 16/07/19 Group A vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 2 - 1
 10/11/18 Championship vs. Ross County (A) 1 - 0
 01/09/18 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 1 - 1
 25/08/18 Championship vs. Partick Th (H) 3 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 16/07/19 Group A vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 1
 10/11/18 Championship vs. Ross County (A)  1 - 0
 01/09/18 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  1 - 1
 25/08/18 Championship vs. Partick Th (H)  3 - 1
 25/08/18 Championship vs. Partick Th (H)  3 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 10/12/19 Championship vs. Morton (A)  2 - 1
 07/12/19 Scottish Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  2 - 1
 16/11/19 Championship vs. QOS (H)  3 - 0
 08/11/19 Scottish Championship vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 0
 02/11/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A)  3 - 0
 29/10/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 0
 19/10/19 Championship vs. QOS (A)  0 - 4
 04/10/19 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  0 - 1
 28/09/19 Championship vs. Morton (H)  6 - 0
 07/09/19 1st Round vs. Arbroath (H)  0 - 0
 23/07/19 Group A vs. East Fife (H)  0 - 2
 16/07/19 Group A vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 1
 26/05/19 Premiership Playoff Final 2nd Leg vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 23/05/19 Premiership Playoff Final 1st Leg vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 0
 17/05/19 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Inverness CT (H)  3 - 0
 14/05/19 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 0
 27/04/19 Championship vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 0
 20/04/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A)  2 - 0
 12/04/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 05/04/19 Championship vs. Ross County (A)  1 - 1
 26/03/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 0
 23/03/19 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  2 - 1
 19/03/19 Championship vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 0
 26/02/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 0
 16/02/19 Championship vs. QOS (A)  1 - 0
 19/01/19 4th Round vs. Montrose (A)  4 - 0
 12/01/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 29/12/18 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  1 - 2
 22/12/18 Championship vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 1
 30/11/18 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H)  0 - 5
 20/11/18 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  4 - 2
 10/11/18 Championship vs. Ross County (A)  1 - 0
 13/10/18 Championship vs. Partick Th (A)  2 - 1
 06/10/18 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 2
 29/09/18 Championship vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 5
 22/09/18 Championship vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 0
 15/09/18 Championship vs. Morton (H)  1 - 1
 01/09/18 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  1 - 1
 25/08/18 Championship vs. Partick Th (H)  3 - 1
 11/08/18 Championship vs. QOS (A)  2 - 1
 28/07/18 Group A - North vs. Elgin City (A)  4 - 0


Biography


A former youth with Hutchison Vale until the age of 16, Paul joined the youth ranks of Ipswich Town in 2006 and remained with the set up until the age of 19. His first professional contract was with Livingston under manager Gary Bollan and in his first season at Almondvale he helped the club climb two leagues in as many seasons, winning back to back titles in the Third and Second Divisions, signing a contract extension along the way before competing for two seasons in the First Division.

At the end of his deal in the summer of 2013, Paul signed for Raith Rovers where he remained for two seasons, competing in the Championship. At the end of his Raith deal, he signed up for two seasons with Falkirk in July 2015, helping the Bairns to back to back second place finishes in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

Following his release from Falkirk in July 2018, Paul was signed up on a two year deal at United in July 2018, making his debut in a League Cup match against Elgin City. The defender scored twice in a home game against Partick Thistle in August, and was used in the centre of defence and at right back throughout the season, playing in all four play-off matches as United just failed to gain promotion to the Premiership.

Squad Numbers


44

Season:
2018-19

44

Season:
2019-20





Debut (as sub)

July 28th, 2018
Elgin City 0 - 4 Dundee United

League Cup (Group A - North)

Full Debut

August 11th, 2018
Queen of the South 1 - 2 Dundee United

League (Championship)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Paul was born on this date in Edinburgh.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    A former youth with Hutchison Vale until the age of 16, Paul joined the youth ranks of Ipswich Town in 2006 and remained with the set up until the age of 19. His first professional contract was with Livingston under manager Gary Bollan and in his first season at Almondvale he helped the club climb two leagues in as many seasons, winning back to back titles in the Third and Second Divisions, signing a contract extension along the way before competing for two seasons in the First Division.

  • United finally got their first win of the season with a 4-0 victory over Elgin City at Borough Briggs in their final Betfred Cup group.

  • United got their third consecutive win with a convincing 3-1 victory over Partick Thistle at Tannadice.

  • Some 47 years have passed since United last met Stenhousemuir at Ochilview and Head Coach Robbie Neilson made five changes from the side that drew at Tynecastle last Friday. Liam Smith, Adrian Sporle, Sam Stanton, Nicky Clark and Rachid Bouhenna all dropped out. In came Paul Watson, Calum Butcher, Ian Harkes, Logan Chalmers and Louis Appere who was starting a major competitive game for the first time.

  • Last Appearance - Morton 1 - 2 Dundee United