Lawrence Shankland Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
2021-22 4 (1) 5 3 1 0 1 0 3 (1) 3
2020-21 34 (2) 36 9 4 0 30 (2) 8 4 1
2019-20 32 (1) 33 28 6 0 26 24 6 (1) 4
Totals: 70 (4) 40 57 (2) 32 13 (2) 8

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Aug 1st, 2021 01/08/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 2
Jul 17th, 2021 17/07/21 Group B vs. Arbroath (H) 1 - 0
Jul 14th, 2021 14/07/21 Group B vs. Elgin City (H) 6 - 1
Jul 9th, 2021 09/07/21 Group B vs. Kelty Hearts (A) 1 - 0
May 16th, 2021 16/05/21 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
Jul 14th, 2021 14/07/21 Group B vs. Elgin City (H) 6 - 1
Jul 9th, 2021 09/07/21 Group B vs. Kelty Hearts (A) 1 - 0
May 12th, 2021 12/05/21 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2
Apr 3rd, 2021 03/04/21 3rd Round vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
Feb 13th, 2021 13/02/21 Premiership vs. Livingston (H) 3 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Jul 14th, 2021 14/07/21 Group B vs. Elgin City (H) 6 - 1 (32')
Jul 14th, 2021 14/07/21 Group B vs. Elgin City (H) 6 - 1 (19')
Jul 9th, 2021 09/07/21 Group B vs. Kelty Hearts (A) 1 - 0 (76')
May 12th, 2021 12/05/21 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2 (13')
Apr 3rd, 2021 03/04/21 3rd Round vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1 (78')
Feb 13th, 2021 13/02/21 Premiership vs. Livingston (H) 3 - 0 (83')
Feb 13th, 2021 13/02/21 Premiership vs. Livingston (H) 3 - 0 (34')
Feb 6th, 2021 06/02/21 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 2 - 0 (63')
Jan 12th, 2021 12/01/21 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 2 (53')
Dec 23rd, 2020 23/12/20 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0 (28')
Sep 26th, 2020 26/09/20 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 1 - 1 (4')
Sep 19th, 2020 19/09/20 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 1 (33')
Feb 21st, 2020 21/02/20 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H) 2 - 1 (59')
Jan 28th, 2020 28/01/20 4th Round Replay vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 4 (10')
Jan 25th, 2020 25/01/20 Championship vs. Morton (H) 1 - 1 (90')
Jan 19th, 2020 19/01/20 4th Round vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2 (45')
Jan 11th, 2020 11/01/20 Championship vs. Partick Th (A) 4 - 1 (65')
Jan 11th, 2020 11/01/20 Championship vs. Partick Th (A) 4 - 1 (60')
Jan 11th, 2020 11/01/20 Championship vs. Partick Th (A) 4 - 1 (38')
Dec 21st, 2019 21/12/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H) 4 - 0 (57') p
Dec 10th, 2019 10/12/19 Championship vs. Morton (A) 2 - 1 (31')
Nov 8th, 2019 08/11/19 Championship vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0 (65')
Nov 2nd, 2019 02/11/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A) 3 - 0 (76') p
Oct 29th, 2019 29/10/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 0 (62')
Oct 26th, 2019 26/10/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 0 (9')
Sep 28th, 2019 28/09/19 Championship vs. Morton (H) 6 - 0 (56')
Sep 28th, 2019 28/09/19 Championship vs. Morton (H) 6 - 0 (5')
Sep 28th, 2019 28/09/19 Championship vs. Morton (H) 6 - 0 (1')
Sep 21st, 2019 21/09/19 Championship vs. Arbroath (H) 2 - 1 (90')
Sep 21st, 2019 21/09/19 Championship vs. Arbroath (H) 2 - 1 (88')
Aug 30th, 2019 30/08/19 Championship vs. Dundee (H) 6 - 2 (36') p
Aug 24th, 2019 24/08/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 0 (30')
Aug 24th, 2019 24/08/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 0 (10')
Aug 9th, 2019 09/08/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 1 (55')
Aug 3rd, 2019 03/08/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H) 4 - 1 (86')
Aug 3rd, 2019 03/08/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H) 4 - 1 (53')
Aug 3rd, 2019 03/08/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H) 4 - 1 (31')
Aug 3rd, 2019 03/08/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H) 4 - 1 (7')
Jul 19th, 2019 19/07/19 Group A vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 3 - 0 (59')
Jul 12th, 2019 12/07/19 Group A vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1 (9')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Aug 1st, 2021 01/08/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 2
Jul 20th, 2021 20/07/21 Group B vs. East Fife (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
Jul 17th, 2021 17/07/21 Group B vs. Arbroath (H) 1 - 0
Jul 14th, 2021 14/07/21 Group B vs. Elgin City (H) 6 - 1
Jul 9th, 2021 09/07/21 Group B vs. Kelty Hearts (A) 1 - 0
May 16th, 2021 16/05/21 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 0
May 12th, 2021 12/05/21 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2
May 8th, 2021 08/05/21 Semi Final vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 2
May 1st, 2021 01/05/21 Premiership vs. Ross County (H) 0 - 2
Apr 25th, 2021 25/04/21 Quarter Final vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 0
Apr 16th, 2021 16/04/21 4th Round vs. Forfar Athletic (A) 1 - 0
Apr 10th, 2021 10/04/21 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 1 - 0
Apr 3rd, 2021 03/04/21 3rd Round vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
Mar 20th, 2021 20/03/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Mar 7th, 2021 07/03/21 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 0
Feb 27th, 2021 27/02/21 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 1
Feb 21st, 2021 21/02/21 Premiership vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 4
Feb 13th, 2021 13/02/21 Premiership vs. Livingston (H) 3 - 0
Feb 6th, 2021 06/02/21 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 2 - 0
Feb 3rd, 2021 03/02/21 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 2
Jan 30th, 2021 30/01/21 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 2
Jan 27th, 2021 27/01/21 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 5
Jan 16th, 2021 16/01/21 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 0 - 0
Jan 12th, 2021 12/01/21 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 2
Jan 2nd, 2021 02/01/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 0
Dec 30th, 2020 30/12/20 Premiership vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 3
Dec 26th, 2020 26/12/20 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Dec 23rd, 2020 23/12/20 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0
Dec 19th, 2020 19/12/20 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Dec 13th, 2020 13/12/20 Premiership vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2
Dec 5th, 2020 05/12/20 Premiership vs. Livingston (A) 0 - 2
Nov 21st, 2020 21/11/20 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H) 2 - 1 (sub)
Nov 6th, 2020 06/11/20 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 0
Oct 31st, 2020 31/10/20 Premiership vs. Ross County (H) 2 - 1
Oct 24th, 2020 24/10/20 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 0
Oct 17th, 2020 17/10/20 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 0
Oct 2nd, 2020 02/10/20 Premiership vs. Livingston (H) 1 - 2
Sep 26th, 2020 26/09/20 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 1 - 1
Sep 19th, 2020 19/09/20 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 1
Sep 12th, 2020 12/09/20 Premiership vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 4 (sub)
Aug 1st, 2020 01/08/20 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 1
Mar 7th, 2020 07/03/20 Championship vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 1
Mar 3rd, 2020 03/03/20 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A) 0 - 0
Feb 29th, 2020 29/02/20 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 2
Feb 21st, 2020 21/02/20 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H) 2 - 1
Feb 14th, 2020 14/02/20 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 0 - 0
Feb 1st, 2020 01/02/20 Championship vs. Arbroath (H) 0 - 1
Jan 28th, 2020 28/01/20 4th Round Replay vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 4
Jan 25th, 2020 25/01/20 Championship vs. Morton (H) 1 - 1
Jan 19th, 2020 19/01/20 4th Round vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2
Jan 11th, 2020 11/01/20 Championship vs. Partick Th (A) 4 - 1
Jan 4th, 2020 04/01/20 Championship vs. QOS (A) 1 - 0
Dec 27th, 2019 27/12/19 Championship vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 1
Dec 21st, 2019 21/12/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H) 4 - 0
Dec 14th, 2019 14/12/19 Championship vs. Arbroath (A) 1 - 0
Dec 10th, 2019 10/12/19 Championship vs. Morton (A) 2 - 1
Nov 8th, 2019 08/11/19 Championship vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0
Nov 2nd, 2019 02/11/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A) 3 - 0
Oct 29th, 2019 29/10/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 0
Oct 26th, 2019 26/10/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 0
Oct 19th, 2019 19/10/19 Championship vs. QOS (A) 0 - 4
Oct 4th, 2019 04/10/19 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 0 - 1
Sep 28th, 2019 28/09/19 Championship vs. Morton (H) 6 - 0
Sep 21st, 2019 21/09/19 Championship vs. Arbroath (H) 2 - 1
Sep 14th, 2019 14/09/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A) 0 - 2
Sep 7th, 2019 07/09/19 1st Round vs. Arbroath (H) 0 - 0 (sub)
Aug 30th, 2019 30/08/19 Championship vs. Dundee (H) 6 - 2
Aug 24th, 2019 24/08/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 0
Aug 9th, 2019 09/08/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 1
Aug 3rd, 2019 03/08/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H) 4 - 1
Jul 23rd, 2019 23/07/19 Group A vs. East Fife (H) 0 - 2
Jul 19th, 2019 19/07/19 Group A vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 3 - 0
Jul 16th, 2019 16/07/19 Group A vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 2 - 1
Jul 12th, 2019 12/07/19 Group A vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1


Competition History


Comp
LGE 57 (2) 32 11 0
SC 6 3 0 0
LC 7 (1) 5 0 0
LCC - (1) 0 0 0
Totals: 70 (4) 40

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


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.

The following season, with United back in the top flight and now under the management of Micky Mellon, Lawrence had a difficult start to the campaign. Struggling with injuries and adjusting to changes in formation, he never quite hit the prolific scoring form he had in previous years, but was still a threat regardless. He hit the headlines for a stunning goal against St. Johnstone in January 2021 which he netted from just over the half way line.

After making a good start to the 2021-22 season, Lawrence agreed a shock move to join Belgian First Division A side Beerschot, leaving United for a fee believed to be in the region of £1m.

Last updated on Saturday, January 14th, 2023 by N Harkiss.

Squad Numbers


24

Season:
2019-20

24

Season:
2020-21

24

Season:
2021-22





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 6 - 1 Elgin City
    League Cup (Group B)

    From a nervy start which saw them fall behind, United surged back with a six-goal salvo to defeat League Two Elgin City. And with Arbroath beating East Fife, it sets up a potential section dec


  • Last Appearance

    Aberdeen 2 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)

    United travelled to the Granite City to face a new look Aberdeen side in the opening fixture of the 2021/22 Cinch Premiership campaign, the hosts starting 3 of their 7 summer signings. Tam Courts made