Lewis Toshney

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Lewis Toshney
Personal information
Full name Lewis Toshney
Date of birth (1992-04-26) 26 April 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Right-back / Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Arbroath (on loan from Dundee United)
Youth career
0000–2011 Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Celtic 1 (0)
2012Kilmarnock (loan) 12 (0)
2012–2013Dundee (loan) 23 (0)
2014–2015 Ross County 9 (0)
2015 Cowdenbeath 13 (1)
2015–2016 Raith Rovers 31 (2)
2016– Dundee United 24 (0)
2018–Arbroath (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2008 Scotland U17 2 (0)
2011 Scotland U19 2 (0)
2012–2013 Scotland U21 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:23, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 March 2013

Lewis Toshney (born 26 April 1992) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a defender for Arbroath in Scottish League One, on loan from Dundee United. Toshney has also previously played for Celtic, Ross County, Cowdenbeath and Raith Rovers, as well as spending time at Kilmarnock and Dundee on loan. He has represented Scotland at youth international levels up to and including the Scotland under-21 team.

Career[edit]

Celtic[edit]

Toshney made his debut for Celtic on 1 February 2011, coming on as a substitute for Scott Brown in a 3–0 league win over Aberdeen.[1]

Kilmarnock (loan)[edit]

Toshney was loaned to Kilmarnock in January 2012,[2] he made his debut on 7 February, in a 1–1 draw against Dunfermline in which he played the full 90 minutes.[3] Four days later, Toshney made his second appearance, in a 1–1 draw with Hearts, his header from a corner was blocked on the line before Paul Heffernan put it in the back of the net.[4] The next week Toshney started in his third match in a row, this time against Celtic's Old Firm rivals Rangers at Ibrox Stadium. Dean Shiels scored the only goal of the match as Kilmarnock won 1–0.[5] Kilmarnock's next match was against Dundee United, and Toshney started again. However, after Liam Kelly received a red card, the match turned out badly for Kilmarnock who went on to concede four goals.[6] Toshney missed Kilmarnock's next two matches due to a groin strain, after his return, manager Kenny Shiels was unsure whether to put him back on the team because he would be ineligible for the subsequent match, which was the 2012 Scottish League Cup Final, against parent club Celtic.[7] Shiels did decide to start Toshney in the match, which was a 1–1 draw against Inverness CT[8] Kimarnock went on to win the League Cup by beating Celtic 1–0.[9]

Dundee (loan)[edit]

On 24 August 2012, Toshney signed for newly promoted Scottish Premier League side Dundee on a season-long loan.[10] Toshney played regularly for the club that season,[11] but was unable to prevent them finishing bottom and being relegated.[12] Dundee enjoyed more success in the Scottish Cup, reaching the quarter-finals where they lost narrowly to rivals Dundee Utd,[13] it was during this cup run though that Toshney scored his first senior goal, Dundee's second in a 5–1 win over Morton in the fifth round.[14] The young defender was praised for his performances at Dens Park by new manager John Brown, who stated "This season has been a steep learning curve for him, he hadn’t played a lot of senior football prior to coming here but he’s more than proven he’s of SPL quality. Lewis has a bright future in the game."[15] Toshney returned to Celtic in the summer of 2013 after his season loan at Dundee.[16]

Ross County[edit]

After leaving Celtic in the summer of 2014, Toshney spent time on trial at Hearts[17] and Hibs.[18]

On 27 September 2014, Toshney signed for Ross County and made his debut the same day as they beat Dundee 2–1.[19][20]

Cowdenbeath[edit]

Having been released by Ross County, Toshney signed for Cowdenbeath on 3 February 2015, signing a contract until the end of the 2014–15 season.[21]

Raith Rovers[edit]

On 11 June 2015, Toshney signed for Raith Rovers.[22]

Dundee United[edit]

Following his move to Scottish Championship rivals Dundee United, former Raith Rovers manager Ray McKinnon expressed an interest in bringing Toshney to Tannadice. Raith rejected three bids from United,[23] eventually accepting the fourth for an undisclosed five-figure fee.[23] On 28 June 2016, Toshney signed a three-year contract with Dundee United.[24]

Toshney suffered a knee injury in October 2017 and didn't play in the first team for the rest of the 2017–18 season; in July 2018 he joined League One team Arbroath on loan until January 2019.[25]

International career[edit]

Toshney made his under-17 debut in a 3–2 loss against France in October 2008,[26] he then played in Scotland's 3–1 victory over Slovakia, a month later.[27] Toshney made his debut for the Scotland national under-21 football team in April 2012.[28] Toshney scored his first goal for the Scotland under-21s in a 3–0 win versus Luxembourg on 25 March 2013 to make the game 3–0.[29]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 4 November 2017 [30]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Celtic 2010–11[31] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12[32] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[33] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[34] Premiership 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Celtic total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kilmarnock (loan) 2011–12[32] Premier League 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Dundee (loan) 2012–13[33] Premier League 23 0 3 1 0 0 26 1
Ross County 2014–15[35] Premiership 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Cowdenbeath 2014–15[35] Championship 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
Raith Rovers 2015–16[36] Championship 31 2 0 0 2 0 3[a] 0 36 2
Dundee United 2016–17[37] Championship 20 0 1 0 6 1 2[b] 0 29 1
2017–18[38] 4 0 0 0 5 0 1[b] 0 10 0
Dundee United total 24 0 1 0 11 1 3 0 39 1
Career total 113 3 4 1 13 1 6 0 136 5
  1. ^ One appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup and two in the Premiership play-offs
  2. ^ a b Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Celtic defender Lewis Toshney loaned to Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. BBC. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dunfermline 1–1 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kilmarnock 1–1 Hearts". BBC Sport. 11 February 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Rangers 0–1 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. 12 February 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Dundee United 4–0 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. 25 February 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Double boost for Killie as Paul Heffernan & Lewis Toshney return from injury". Daily Record. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Inverness 1–1 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Kilmarnock FC lift cup after 1–0 victory against Celtic". Kilmarnock Standard. 18 March 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Dundee sign Celtic's Lewis Toshney on season-long loan". BBC Sport. BBC. 24 August 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Lewis Toshney keen on rejoining Dundee for 2013/14 season". BBC Sport. 11 May 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Dundee relegated from Scottish Premier League after draw with Aberdeen". The Telegraph. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  13. ^ Campbell, Andy (3 March 2013). "Dundee 1 Dundee Utd 2 (Scottish Cup)". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Dundee 5 Morton 1 (Scottish Cup)". BBC Sport. 3 February 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  15. ^ Kennedy, Liam (26 March 2013). "Lewis Toshney can do well, says John Brown". www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  16. ^ Kennedy, Liam (9 July 2013). "Toshney: Bomber won't settle for anything less than being best". www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "No Hearts deal for Lewis Toshney". The Scotsman. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  18. ^ Hardie, David (9 September 2014). "Hibs boss still weighing up Lewis Toshney deal". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  19. ^ "Ross County: Lewis Toshney impact hailed after first league win". BBC Sport. 27 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  20. ^ "Ross County 2–1 Dundee". BBC Sport. 27 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  21. ^ Smith, Craig (3 February 2015). "Cowdenbeath secure Lewis Toshney deal". The Courier. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  22. ^ "McKinnon Adds Further To Squad". Raith Rovers F.C. 11 June 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  23. ^ a b "Toshney's Tannadice Transfer". Raith Rovers FC. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  24. ^ "Toshney is a Terror". Dundee United FC. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  25. ^ Robertson, Neil. "Dundee United's Lewis Toshney joins Arbroath on loan - The Courier". The Courier. Dundee. Retrieved 16 July 2018. 
  26. ^ Player & Result Finder: Scottish Football Association: The Scottish FA
  27. ^ "Under-19 – Lewis Toshney". UEFA.com. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  28. ^ "Scotland U21 1–4 Italy U21". BBC Sport. BBC. 25 April 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  29. ^ "Scotland U21 3–0 Luxembourg U21". The Daily Record. The Daily Record. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  30. ^ Lewis Toshney at Soccerway. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  31. ^ "Games played by Lewis Toshney in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  32. ^ a b "Games played by Lewis Toshney in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  33. ^ a b "Games played by Lewis Toshney in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Lewis Toshney in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  35. ^ a b "Games played by Lewis Toshney in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Lewis Toshney in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  37. ^ "Games played by Lewis Toshney in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  38. ^ "Games played by Lewis Toshney in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017.