Derek Strickland

Derek Strickland (born 7 November 1959) is a Scottish former professional football player.

Derek Strickland
Personal information
Full name Derek Strickland[1]
Date of birth (1959-11-07) 7 November 1959 (age 60)
Place of birth Stoneyburn, Scotland
Playing position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1979 Rangers 1 (0)
1979–1981 Leicester City 7 (2)
1981–1982 Hearts 1 (0)
1982–1983 East Stirlingshire 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Strickland joined Rangers in 1978 and made his debut for the club on 23 August that year in a League Cup match away to Albion Rovers. His second, and final, appearance for the club came at the end of that season in a 2-1 league defeat to Hibernian. In 1979 Strickland joined Leicester City and made seven league appearances, scoring twice. He moved on to have an unsuccessful stint with Hearts then played with East Stirlingshire before leaving the senior football ranks. He later joined Stoneyburn before playing for and managing Whitburn for a number of years.[2]

Strickland took over as manager of Bathgate Thistle in April 2012 but resigned in June 2013.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Derek Strickland". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  2. ^ McArthur, Euan (25 September 2000). "Derek gives us a thriller touch". Daily Record. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  3. ^ Westbrook, Kieran (26 April 2012). "Bathgate Thistle appoint former Whitburn boss as new gaffer". West Lothian Courier. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  4. ^ Gilmour, John (17 June 2013). "Strickland resigns as Bathgate boss". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 25 June 2013.

External linksEdit

  • Derek Strickland at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database