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Scott LEITCH

Steve McMahon brought Leitch to the County Ground towards the end of the 1995/1996 season. He was made available by his club, Hearts, after an on-pitch incident with one of his team-mates - a fight which resulted in the other player leaving the pitch injured!

Originally signed on loan, Leitch fitted into the side well, and made seven appearances as Swindon won the Second Division championship - making his debut in a 0-0 draw with Bristol City at Ashton Gate on 30th March 1996.

It was this good run that prompted McMahon to sign him on a permanent basis at the beginning of the following season - Leitch was made available for a cut-price 15,000 after his previous misdemeanours. He played at the heart of the Town's midfield for the next four years - his hard work and tough tackling displays earning him the club captaincy, firstly on a temporary basis when regular skipper Mark Seagraves was injured, and then permanently when Seagraves left at the end of the 1997/1998 season.

During the 1999/2000 season, and with the club in administration and rock-bottom of the table, Leitch made it apparent that he would be unwilling to play Second Division football again. This sparked a 30,000 bid from Portsmouth, which was rejected - finally resulting in Leitch's contract not being renewed at the end of the season.

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'99/'00 28 (+1) - 1 - 1 - - - 30 (+1) -
'98/'99 23 (+1) - 1 - - - - - 24 (+1) -
'97/'98 25 (+1) 1 - - 2 1 - - 27 (+1) 2
'96/'97 36 - 1 - 5 1 - - 42 1
'95/'96 7 - - - - - - - 7 -
TOTAL 119 (+3) 1 3 - 8 2 - - 130 (+3) 3


TRANSFER INFORMATION:

DATE IN/OUT TRANSFER DETAIL
28 MAR 1996 IN Heart of Midlothian
(loan)
21 APR 1996 OUT Heart of Midlothian
(loan return)
16 AUG 1996 IN Heart of Midlothian
15,000
10 MAY 2000 OUT Motherwell
(Bosman free transfer)


full name

Donald Scott Leitch


 SCOTLAND

date of birth
6 October 1969


             
             
           
             
             
             

usual positions
central midfield

youth career
Motherwell 

senior career
Shettleston Juniors 
Dunfermline Athletic 
Heart of Midlothian 
SWINDON TOWN
Motherwell 

Ross County 
manager

Motherwell 
assistant manager

Aberdeen 
assistant manager

Motherwell 
academy director