Liam Smith Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2019-20 34 0 5 0 55.9% 23.5% 20.6%
Totals: 34 (0) 0


 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
 07/03/20 Scottish Championship vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 1
 03/03/20 Scottish Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A) 0 - 0
 29/02/20 Scottish Championship vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 2
 21/02/20 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H) 2 - 1
 14/02/20 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 0 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 07/03/20 Scottish Championship vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 1
 03/03/20 Scottish Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 0
 29/02/20 Scottish Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 2
 21/02/20 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 1
 14/02/20 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  0 - 0
 01/02/20 Championship vs. Arbroath (H)  0 - 1
 28/01/20 4th Round Replay vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 4
 25/01/20 Championship vs. Morton (H)  1 - 1
 19/01/20 4th Round vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 11/01/20 Championship vs. Partick Th (A)  4 - 1
 04/01/20 Championship vs. QOS (A)  1 - 0
 27/12/19 Championship vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 21/12/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H)  4 - 0
 14/12/19 Championship vs. Arbroath (A)  1 - 0
 10/12/19 Championship vs. Morton (A)  2 - 1
 07/12/19 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  2 - 1
 16/11/19 Championship vs. QOS (H)  3 - 0
 08/11/19 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
 26/10/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 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
 21/09/19 Championship vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 1
 14/09/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 2
 07/09/19 1st Round vs. Arbroath (H)  0 - 0
 30/08/19 Championship vs. Dundee (H)  6 - 2
 24/08/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 0
 09/08/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (A)  2 - 1
 03/08/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  4 - 1
 23/07/19 Group A vs. East Fife (H)  0 - 2
 19/07/19 Group A vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 0
 12/07/19 Group A vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1


Biography


A youth player with Rangers, Liam moved on to Hearts aged 14, and signed a professional contract in July 2014. Then aged 18, he made his first team debut a few weeks later against Livingston in the Challenge Cup, under then Hearts manager Robbie Neilson. He then loaned out to East Fife, playing in over 20 matches through to the end of the season, helping the Fifers gain a place in the Division 2 Play-Offs.

On his return to Tynecastle, Liam made his Premiership debut in October 2015 as a substitute against United at Tannadice and made occasional first team appearances that season. A month’s loan at Raith Rovers in September 2016 was followed by an extended run in the Hearts first team throughout the 2106-17 season. In August 2017 the defender signed a season-long loan deal with St Mirren and was a regular in the side that won the Scottish Championship, gaining a place in the Championships Team of the Year.

When his contract with Hearts came to an end, the right back signed a one-year deal with Ayr United and impressed greatly as the Honest Men challenged at the top of the Championship, eventually gaining a Premiership Play-Off spot. Prior to the Play-Off matches, United announced that Liam had signed a pre-contract agreement at Tannadice, agreeing a two-year deal.

Squad Numbers


2

Season:
2019-20





Debut

July 12th, 2019
Heart of Midlothian 1 - 1 Dundee United

League Cup (Group A)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Liam was born on this date in Dalgety Bay.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    A youth player with Rangers, Liam moved on to Hearts aged 14, and signed a professional contract in July 2014. Then aged 18, he made his first team debut a few weeks later against Livingston in the Challenge Cup, under then Hearts manager Robbie Neilson. He then loaned out to East Fife, playing in over 20 matches through to the end of the season, helping the Fifers gain a place in the Division 2 Play-Offs.

  • Dundee United met Hearts for the first time in three and a half years in this Betfred League Cup encounter. Last time the two sides met was a thrilling Christmas period encounter back in 2015 that saw the Edinburgh side come out 3-2 on top. Manager Robbie Neilson gave starting positions to three of his new signings. Shankland, Adrian and Liam Smith were all starting, with Adam King and newly re-signed goalkeeper Deniz Mehmet on the bench.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 1 - 1 Partick Th

    After forcing a corner inside the opening 20 seconds, the Tangerines enjoyed most of the early possession, but it was Partick who spurned a glaring opportunity in the ninth minute. After Paul Watson miscued a headed clearance, Zak Rudden had clear space to drive into the box. He squared the ball for ex United forward Brian Graham seven yards out, however Benjamin Siegrist spread himself brilliantly to make a vital save. Three minutes later, after more Partick pressure, Darren Brownlie crossed for Tam O’Ware whose close-range header might have found the net had it not been straight at Siegrist. In the 17th minute the hosts created their first clear opportunity after Liam Smith and Rakish Bingham combined down the right. The latter sent in a low ball which Lawrence Shankland swiped at before it fell to Ian Harkes whose turn and shot was deflected behind. There wasn’t long to wait for the opener however, and when it did it was a thing of beauty. Mark Reynolds, deployed at left back for the second successive game, found himself in an advanced position down the flank and his cut back was only hacked clear to the edge of the box. Waiting in the perfect position was Dillon Powers who killed the ball before firing in a vicious right foot curler into the top corner, which left goalkeeper Scott Fox rooted. Thereafter, despite both sides trying to push forward, defences stayed on top as the game reached half time with United enjoying a slender lead.