Lawrence Shankland Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2020-21 - - - - - - -
2019-20 32 (1) 28 6 0 54.5% 24.2% 21.2%
Totals: 32 (1) 28


 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
 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

 Recent First Team Goals
 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

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 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)
 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.

Squad Numbers


24

Season:
2019-20





Debut

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

League Cup (Group A)


International Career (Scotland)


Caps: 2

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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Robbie Neilson made one change to the starting line-up at a blustery and rainy Tannadice, bringing on Louis Appéré for Ian Harkes after last week's draw with Alloa.

  • 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.