Alan Gow

Alan GowBorn in Clydebank, Alan Gow began his professional football career with his hometown club making only a handful of appearances for the Bankies before transferring his registration over to Airdrie United in 2002 who had just been newly formed after the demise of both Airdrieonians and Clydebank. Gow would help the Diamonds win the Scottish Second Division in 2004.

In June 2005 he was signed for Falkirk who had just been promoted to the Scottish Premier League under the guidance of John Hughes, he would play a pivotal role for the Bairns and his impressive form would attract the interest of Celtic, Rangers, Hibernian, Aberdeen and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

His next move would be heading to Govan to join Rangers in 2007 but he would become somewhat a forgotten man as he would only make two cup appearances during his two year association with them but he was farmed out on loan to Norwich City and Blackpool. By the time he joined Motherwell in September 2010 he had also played for Plymouth Argyle and Hibernian on loan. Alan was of course was an unused substitute in the famous 6-6 draw between the Steelmen and the Hibees.

It was Craig Brown that signed Alan for the club on a six month deal as he looked to bolster his attacking options which already boasted the likes of Jamie Murphy, John Sutton, Nick Blackman and Esteban Casagolda. It was reported on the media that Swindon Town weren’t too happy as Gow had apparently passed a medical and agreed on personal terms with them.

Alan made his Motherwell debut against St Johnstone where he came on as a late substitute in a 2-0 win. It was clear he was a player who possessed a lot of talent but he was very much a player who tried to grab the limelight by doing too much by himself much to the chagrin of his team mates and fans. Despite netting a crucial goal in a League Cup Quarter Final tie against Dundee United which took the ‘Well to the semis he really struggled to fit into the scheme of things at Fir Park. This much was clear when he was booed off the field in a New Years derby vs Hamilton Accies.

With Craig Brown moving on to manage Aberdeen, new gaffer Stuart McCall decided not to renew Gow’s contract and he subsequently joined English side Notts County.

In later years when he played for St Mirren, he was involved in a crunching tackle with ‘Well defender Stephen McManus with Gow being knocked out cold and having to be stretchered off. Despite McManus apologising about the incident Gow didn’t take too kindly to the apology and appeared on numerous media outlets registering his disgust on how the defender didn’t receive a retrospective ban for his actions.

 Alan Gow
 11st 11lbs
Date of Birth:
9th October 1982
Place of Birth:

Football Career:

 Clydebank 2000 2002
 Airdrie United 2002 2005
Falkirk 2005 2007
Rangers 2007 2009
Blackpool (Loan) 2008
Norwich City (Loan) 2009
Plymouth Argyle 2009 2010
Hibernian (Loan) 2010
Motherwell  2010  2011 
Notts County 2011
East Bengal  2011 2012
Exeter City 2012 2014
Bristol Rovers (Loan) 2014
St Mirren 2015 2016

Well Career:

Apps Goals
9 (6) 1
Scottish Cup:
0 0
League Cup:
2 1
0 0
11 (6) 2