• An elite level professional footballer with experience playing under managersincluding Roberto Di Matteo, Walter Smith and Dick Advocaat at SPL and League Onelevel, winning individual honours and achieving team success.
• Possesses exceptional technique, an expansive range of passing, and the abilityto create opportunities associated with a traditional playmaker, playing in a totalfootball, ‘Tiki Taka’ style and encouraging this play from teammates.
• Combines playing career with work as a coach, helping young and senior players aliketo develop their talent and fulfil their potential using lessons learned from high profilemanagers to provide an integral presence on and off the pitch.
Oxford United FC - 62 Appearances; 12 Goals - 2011 - 2013
Milton Keynes Dons FC - 130 Appearances; 22 Goals - 2008 - 2011
Chesterfield FC - 44 Appearances; 5 Goals - 2007 - 2008
Kilmarnock FC - 75 Appearances; 6 Goals - 2004 - 2007
Rangers FC - Numerous Youth/Reserve Team Appearances - 1998 - 2004
Scotland National Team - U21 Level - 2004 - 2005
Scotland National Team - U15/U16/U17/U18 Level - 1998 - 2001
Won the Football Writers’ Player of the Season award in 2010/11 following a superb campaign with MK Dons.
Helped Kilmarnock reach the final of the 2006/07 Scottish League Cup, playing in the final in front of 52,000 supporters at Hampden Park.
Trained with and played alongside high calibre players at Rangers including Paul Gascoigne, Brian Laudrup, Giovanni Van Bronckhorst, Ronald de Boer, Claudio Caniggia, Shota Arveladze, Claudio Reyna, and countless more.
Won the Supporters’ Player of the Year award with Chesterfield as club captain.
Named in FourFourTwo magazine’s Top 50 Football League Players in 2012.
Helped steer MK Dons to the League One play-off semi-finals twice in three seasons in 2008/09 and 2010/11.
Achieved two top six league finishes with Kilmarnock in the 2005/06 and 2006/07 SPL seasons.
Won the Scottish Reserve League, Youth League, and Youth Cup with Rangers between 2000 and 2004.
Named on the first team bench five times as a 16 year old with Rangers in a highly successful period for the club
Won the 1998/99 Victory Shield with the Scotland U16 team.
Scored a spectacular goal from the half way line against Port Vale for Oxford United that came second in the Football League Goal of the Season awards.
Raised £8,000 in eight months while at MK Dons for the Help the Heroes charity.
London Elite FC 1st Team/Academy Coach 2013 - Present
Oxford United FC Youth Coach 2011 - 2013
Milton Keynes Dons FC Youth Coach 2008 - 2011
KEY SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
Leadership: Appreciates the importance of effective leadership
to a team’s performance, offering a figurehead both on the
pitch and in the dressing room to inspire team mates to
Teamwork: Demonstrates a natural ability to seamlessly
integrate into any team dynamic, working hard to earn
the respect of fellow pros and foster a winning mentality
throughout the squad.
Energy & Drive: Possesses the drive for achievement
associated with any professional football player, continuously
striving for high standards in every position played and role
undertaken with the club.
Knowledge & Instinct: With a professional playing career
of over 10 years, has not only an advanced knowledge of
the game, but the confidence to follow instincts even in
potentially difficult scenarios.
Leadership: Uses experience as a player and former club
captain to lead and inspire others on and off the pitch,
providing an approachable, positive, and confident role model
for players to look to and emulate.
Youth Development: Skilled in coaching young players, utilising
personal experiences to help them develop their overall
understanding of the game and aspects of their play that are
crucial to succeed at senior level.
Experience: Having developed at Glasgow giants Rangers
and played for numerous other clubs under several top class
managers, possesses the experience necessary to impart
fundamental lessons on the game.
Man Management: Treats each individual equally, and
encourages an open, positive, and productive working
environment in order to foster a winning team dynamic
throughout a squad of players and backroom staff.