Bryan Hodge
Bryan Hodge
Bryan Hodge
● Bryan Hodge, 2009 (SNS)

born in Scotland

Bryan Johnstone Hodge was born on Wednesday, 23rd September, 1987, in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire.

The 5' 10 (11st 9lbs) midfielder signed for Ian McCall's Thistle on Wednesday, 8th July, 2009, having most recently been with Blackburn Rovers.

Aged 21, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 11th July, 2009, in a 1-1 friendly draw away to Stirling Albion.

Bryan scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 1st August, 2009, in a 5-1 win at home to Berwick Rangers in the League Cup.

He scored the last of his 4 goals on Saturday, 6th November, 2010, in a 2-1 defeat away to Dundee in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Tuesday, 8th March, 2011, in a 3-1 win at home to Queen of the South in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 66 occasions.

Bryan's club-list included Blackburn Rovers, Mansfield Town, Millwall, Darlington, Partick Thistle, Greenock Morton, Brechin City, Stenhousemuir, Forfar Athletic, Stirling Albion and Arbroath.

Bio Extra

Born in Hamilton, Hodge represented Scotland at under-17, under-18, under-19 and under-20 levels.

He began his professional footballing career as a trainee with Blackburn Rovers in August 2006. He was loaned to Mansfield Town in late February 2007 in order to gain first-team experience, and made nine appearances before returning to Blackburn in April 2007. He joined Millwall on loan in November 2007, for whom he made 13 league and cup appearances in a two-month spell. He signed a new contract with Blackburn before joining Darlington on loan in February 2008. Hodge made his Blackburn Rovers debut as an 83rd minute substitution for Matt Derbyshire in the FA Cup against Blyth Spartans in January 2009.

On 4 July 2009, Hodge signed a two-year contract with Partick Thistle. In August 2011, Hodge appeared as an unused substitute on the bench, as a trialist, for Greenock Morton in two league games. However, after not being offered a contract at Cappielow, Hodge signed with Second Division side Brechin City. On 8 June 2012, Hodge signed for Scottish Second Division side Stenhousemuir. At the end of the 2014–15 season, Hodge left The Warriors, after signing a pre-contract agreement with Forfar Athletic, joining the Station Park side at the end of the 2014–15 season.

After one year with Forfar, which saw the side relegated to Scottish League Two, Hodge signed for fellow League Two club Stirling Albion in May 2016. Hodge left Stirling Albion after 6 months with the side, signing for Arbroath on 1 January 2017, retiring at the end of that season.


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