Gavin Gunning

Gavin GunningDublin born Defender, Gunning came through the youth ranks at Blackburn Rovers, failing to make any real impact he was loaned out to Tranmere, Rotherham and Bury, before Stuart McCall brought him to Motherwell on loan at the end of January 2011. Capable of playing at left back or in central defence he proved to be a shrewd signing as the club needed more cover in those areas as Mark Reynolds was sold only a matter of weeks previously.

Gavin made his debut against Kilmarnock on the 2nd of February in a 1-0 defeat, he almost scored a stunning late equaliser but the ball agonisingly drifted narrowly passed the post. The youngster put in a number of fine performances and proved to be a favourite with the fans. He would feature on route to the 2011 Scottish Cup Final as the club put in some fantastic performances. Despite losing the Final, the highlight from a ‘Well perspective was perhaps his stunning long range effort which smacked the crossbar. Sadly he would have to settle for a runners up medal.

It wouldn’t be too long before he was back in the SPL, as he would sign a three year deal with Dundee United in the summer. He was part of the deal which saw Utd’s David Goodwillie going to Blackburn Rovers. Gavin has been capped at U17, U19 & U21 level by Republic of Ireland.

Gavin Gunning
13st 2lbs
Date of Birth:
26th January 1991
Place of Birth:
Left Back/Centre Back

Football Career:

 Blackburn Rovers 2008 2011
Tranmere Rovers (Loan) 2009
Rotherham United (Loan) 2010
Bury (Loan) 2010
Motherwell (Loan)  2011 
Dundee United 2011 2014
Birmingham City 2014 2015
Oldham Athletic 2015
 Dundee United 2015 2016
Greenock Morton 2016 2017
Grimsby Town 2017
Port Vale 2017 2018
Forest Green Rovers 2018

Well Career:

Apps Goals
12 (2) 0
Scottish Cup:
4 0
League Cup:
0 0
0 0
16 (2) 0