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David McCracken
Nationality:Sco
Rovers apps (gls)1:10 (0)
Date of birth:16 October 1981
Place of birth:Glasgow
Height:6 ft 2 in
Position:Defender
Date joined:17 January 2011
Joined from:Brentford
Date left:8 May 2011
1 League appearances and goals only.

David McCracken joined Rovers on loan from Brentford in January 2011 by short-lived manager Dave Penney, who was looking to add some depth to the squad at a time they were struggling for results. He was initially brought in for a one-month spell to cover for the suspended Danny Coles in the centre-back position, but shortly before the close of the January transfer window the deal was extended to the end of the 2010–11 season, although injury and suspension kept him out of the squad for much of this spell. He eventually went on to make 10 appearances comprising of five starts and five from the bench before returning to his parent club.

He has been capped by Scotland at under-21 level, and also has a Scottish Cup runners-up medal from the 2004–05 season.

CareerEdit

David started his playing career in his native Scotland, turning out 179 times in the SPL for Dundee United between his debut in May 2000 and leaving the club in 2007. At this point he joined Wycombe Wanderers on a free transfer, where he stayed for two years until moving to Milton Keynes Dons in 2009.

In the summer of 2010 he moved to Brentford, and although he had been a first-team regular at his previous clubs he failed to establish himself with the London side, making just one league start and one substitute appearance, as well as one game in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, before joining Rovers on loan in January 2011.

After leaving Brentford in the summer of 2011 he returned to his native Scotland, signing a two-year deal with St Johnstone.

Career statsEdit

SeasonClubLeague
AppsGoals
1998–99Dundee United 00
1999–00Dundee United 20
2000–01Dundee United 91
2001–02Dundee United 190
2002–03Dundee United 251
2003–04Dundee United 321
2004–05Dundee United 252
2005–06Dundee United 342
2006–07Dundee United 331
2007–08Wycombe Wanderers 371
2008–09Wycombe Wanderers 391
2009–10Milton Keynes Dons 411
2010–11Brentford 20
2010–11Bristol Rovers (loan)100
2011–12St Johnstone 281
2012–13St Johnstone 160

Record against RoversEdit

David has played twice against Rovers at first team level, both while playing for Milton Keynes Dons during the 2009–10 season. Both of those games ended in a win for the home side.

DateClubVenueResultNotes
31 October 2009Milton Keynes Donsstadium:mk2–1 to MK Dons
5 April 2010Milton Keynes DonsMemorial Stadium1–0 to RoversBooked

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