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Full Name: Allan Smart
Normal Position: Forward
Height: 6' 2
Born: 08/07/1974 (Perth, Scotland)

Allan SmartSmart began his career with junior club Balbeggie and had spells with St Johnstone and Brechin City, but without appearing for either's first team. In 1993 he joined Highland League club Caledonian; the following year Smart made his Scottish League debut following the merger which created Caledonian Thistle, but was soon sold to Preston North End for a fee of 15000. Here he was sent out on loan to a number of clubs in order to gain experience and match practice. These clubs included Carlisle United and Northampton Town. In between these loan deals he also managed to make some first team appearances for Preston. However, after just thirty-one appearances for the club he was signed permanently by Carlisle in 1996 and then moved on to Watford for 100,000 in 1998.

During his time at Watford he helped them get promoted to the Premier League for the 1999-00 season. He scored the second goal in Watford's 2-0 victory against Bolton (division one playoff final)[1]. This ensured Watford's promotion was concrete. Soon after, Watford found themselves out of their depth in the division as they finished 20th with just 24 points. However Smart still managed to score some goals. He stayed with the club until November 2001, after two loan moves to Hibernian and Stoke City respectively. He signed for Oldham Athletic for a fee of 225,000 on 30 November 2001.

His time at Oldham was both frustrating and disappointing for Smart, as he managed just twenty-one appearances during his season-long stay at the club, before being released at the end of the season. Since leaving Oldham in 2002, he had spells at Dundee United, Crewe Alexandra, MK Dons and Bury before signing for Portadown in the close season of 2006.

In July 2007, Smart joined Conference North side Burscough on a season-long loan. When the loan deal expired, Smart made the move permanent as his Portadown contract had also expired.

After the departure of manager, Liam Watson, from Burscough, his assistant, Joey Dunn was appointed as his replacement and Allan was appointed Head of Youth Development.

Season Date From To Value
2008/2009 UNATTACHED Southport

Statistics include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
2008/2009 361
2009/2010 000
Total 3 6 1

Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
03/11/2009 Lancashire Junior Cup / 2H HOLKER OLD BOYS 3 - 1
25/04/2009 League / Conference NorthA FARSLEY CELTIC 1 - 5
21/04/2009 League / Conference NorthA BLYTH SPARTANS 0 - 1
24/03/2009 Liverpool Senior Cup / SFH LIVERPOOL 0 - 3
21/03/2009 League / Conference NorthA DROYLSDEN 0 - 0
17/03/2009 League / Conference NorthH BURSCOUGH 3 - 0
12/03/2009 Liverpool Senior CupA MARINE 5 - 1
03/03/2009 League / Conference NorthA TAMWORTH 1 - 1
21/02/2009 FA Trophy / QFA AFC TELFORD UNITED 2 - 2
03/02/2009 Conference League Cup / QFA BARROW 1 - 3

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
17/03/2009League / Conference NorthH BURSCOUGH 3 - 0

Related News Articles

Big interview: Allan Smart (LEP)

Published Date: 18 February 2008 Before leaving former Preston North End star Allan Smart's Lostock Hall home I stopped to admire a giant, framed colour print of Watford at Wembley Stadium, and asked him about the photograph. Far in the distance, a yellow-shirted figure has fired a shot low into the bottom