Lawrence Shankland Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2020-21 31 (2) 8 3 0 33.3% 36.4% 30.3%
2019-20 32 (1) 28 6 0 54.5% 24.2% 21.2%
Totals: 63 (3) 36


 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
 01/05/21 Premiership vs. Ross County (H) 0 - 2
 25/04/21 Quarter Final vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 0
 16/04/21 4th Round vs. Forfar Athletic (A) 1 - 0
 10/04/21 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 1 - 0
 03/04/21 3rd Round vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 03/04/21 3rd Round vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
 13/02/21 Premiership vs. Livingston (H) 3 - 0
 06/02/21 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 2 - 0
 12/01/21 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 2
 23/12/20 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 03/04/21 3rd Round vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 1
 13/02/21 Premiership vs. Livingston (H)  3 - 0
 13/02/21 Premiership vs. Livingston (H)  3 - 0
 06/02/21 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  2 - 0
 12/01/21 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 2
 23/12/20 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 0
 26/09/20 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 1
 19/09/20 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 21/02/20 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 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
 11/01/20 Championship vs. Partick Th (A)  4 - 1
 11/01/20 Championship vs. Partick Th (A)  4 - 1
 21/12/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H)  4 - 0
 10/12/19 Championship vs. Morton (A)  2 - 1
 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
 28/09/19 Championship vs. Morton (H)  6 - 0
 28/09/19 Championship vs. Morton (H)  6 - 0
 28/09/19 Championship vs. Morton (H)  6 - 0
 21/09/19 Championship vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 1
 21/09/19 Championship vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 1
 30/08/19 Championship vs. Dundee (H)  6 - 2
 24/08/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 0
 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
 03/08/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  4 - 1
 03/08/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  4 - 1
 03/08/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  4 - 1
 19/07/19 Group A vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 0
 12/07/19 Group A vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 01/05/21 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  0 - 2
 25/04/21 Quarter Final vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 0
 16/04/21 4th Round vs. Forfar Athletic (A)  1 - 0
 10/04/21 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 0
 03/04/21 3rd Round vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 1
 20/03/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 07/03/21 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 0
 27/02/21 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 21/02/21 Premiership vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 4
 13/02/21 Premiership vs. Livingston (H)  3 - 0
 06/02/21 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  2 - 0
 03/02/21 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 30/01/21 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 2
 27/01/21 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 5
 16/01/21 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  0 - 0
 12/01/21 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 2
 02/01/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 0
 30/12/20 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 3
 26/12/20 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 23/12/20 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 0
 19/12/20 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 13/12/20 Premiership vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 2
 05/12/20 Premiership vs. Livingston (A)  0 - 2
 21/11/20 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 1
 06/11/20 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 0
 31/10/20 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  2 - 1
 24/10/20 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 0
 17/10/20 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 0
 02/10/20 Premiership vs. Livingston (H)  1 - 2
 26/09/20 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 1
 19/09/20 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 12/09/20 Premiership vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 4
 01/08/20 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 07/03/20 Championship vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 1
 03/03/20 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 0
 29/02/20 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
 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
 16/07/19 Group A vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 1
 12/07/19 Group A vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1


Biography


Lawrence progressed through the Queens Park youth system, breaking into their first team in 2012 along with future United players Andy Robertson, Aidan Connolly and Blair Spittal. Working part-time for a local plumbing company, after five years at Hampden he finished his first full season in the first team as the club's top scorer. The young striker was quickly snapped up by Aberdeen, where he continued to improve in their Under-20 side where he struck up a great understanding with another future United player, Cammy Smith.

Loaned out to Dunfermline in January 2014, his four month spell in Fife saw him score in half the games he played in, and on his return to Pittodrie he made his first team debut as a substitute in September against Inverness. Appearing mostly from the Aberdeen first team bench during the 2014-15 season, he was loaned out to St Mirren in August 2015 for a season long deal, where he again rediscovered his scoring form. The deal at Paisley was extended into the 2016-17 season, but in January his spell with the Buddies was cut short, and another loan deal was confirmed, this time with Morton, where he helped them reach the Premiership play-offs.

The striker signed for League One side Ayr United in September 2017, where his 29 goals in 33 appearances helped the club win the league and promotion to the Championship, and the striker was named Players' Player of the Year. He continued his incredible scoring run in the Championship, with 34 goals throughout the season, including four goals in the match against United at Tannadice in November - an amazing statistic considering he missed several games through injury.

In July 2019, it was announced that United had secured the signature of the much sought after striker in a deal that would keep him at Tannadice until the summer of 2022. Under the management of Robbie Neilson, Lawrence seamlessly continued his goalscoring form in United colours, and his form was recognised by Scotland manager Steve Clarke during the 2019-20 season when he represented his country against Russia in October. Over the campaign, Lawrence's goals helped the club enormously in their ascent to a 14 point lead at the top of the table by the time of the league's suspension due to the Covid-19 outbreak, finishing as the division's top scorer.

Squad Numbers


24

Season:
2019-20

24

Season:
2020-21





Debut

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

League Cup (Group A)


International Career (Scotland)


Caps: 3

Goals: 1

International Debut: October 10th, 2019 v. Russia

On 1 October 2019, Scotland manager Steve Clarke called up Shankland to the senior squad for the first time. He won his first cap when he came on as a second-half substitute in the side's 4–0 defeat by Russia on 10 October, and three days later made his first start and scored his first goal, the fourth in a 6–0 victory over San Marino at Hampden Park.


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Lawrence was born on this date in Glasgow.


  • Signed For Dundee United


    Having rejected interest from several other clubs at the end of his Ayr United contract, Lawrence agreed to sign for United on a three year deal.


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

    Brechin City 0 - 6 Dundee United
    Friendly

    The second pre-season outing - and first of two games in 24 hours - saw the attending Tangerine Army go home happy from Glebe Park with six goals to celebrate and a run out for new signing Lawrence Sh


  • First Team Debut

    Hearts 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League Cup (Group A)

    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 sa


  • First Goal

    Hearts 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League Cup (Group A)

    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 sa


  • League Debut

    Dundee United 4 - 1 Inverness CT
    League (Championship)

    It was the return of league football as Tannadice hosted the opening Championship game of the season against Inverness. It was as important an opening match as the expectant crowd could have wished fo


  • First League Goal

    Dundee United 4 - 1 Inverness CT
    League (Championship)

    It was the return of league football as Tannadice hosted the opening Championship game of the season against Inverness. It was as important an opening match as the expectant crowd could have wished fo


  • International Debut


    Lawrence earned his first International cap for Scotland, playing against Russia.


  • 50th Appearance

    Aberdeen 0 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dundee United 3 - 0 Livingston
    League (Premiership)

    United welcomed Livingston to Tannadice in the hope of making it two wins on the bounce for the first time since January 2020. The visitors came into the game having just received their first defeat i


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 2 - 1 Partick Th
    Scottish Cup (3rd Round)


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 0 - 2 Ross County
    League (Premiership)