Gareth Rodger - Player Profile

Full Name:Gareth Rodger
Born:February 22nd, 1994 (Edinburgh)
Position:Central Defender
Signed:August 17th, 2015
First Manager:Glenn Ferguson
Left Club:January 6th, 2016
Career Stats: 16 appearances, 1 goals
Debut: August 22nd, 2015 - Dungannon Swifts 2 - 0 Ballymena United (League - NIFL Premiership)
First Goal: September 19th, 2015 - Ballymena United 1 - 1 Ballinamallard United (League - NIFL Premiership)
Also Played For:Brechin City, Forfar Athletic, Montrose, St. Johnstone

 Season  League Apps Gls ClnCtGR Yel Red W D L
 2015-2016  NIFL Premiership 16 1 2 0.13 5 0 37.5% 18.8% 43.8%
16 (0) 1 2 0.13

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Jan 1st, 2016 League  (A)  vs. Portadown 4 - 3
 Dec 26th, 2015 League  (A)  vs. Coleraine 1 - 2
 Dec 1st, 2015 County Antrim Shield  (A)  vs. Larne 3 - 2
 Nov 28th, 2015 League  (A)  vs. Crusaders 2 - 3
 Nov 21st, 2015 League  (H)  vs. Portadown 1 - 1
 Most Recent Goals:
 Sep 19th, 2015 League  (H)  vs. Ballinamallard United 1 - 1

Loanee signed by Glenn Ferguson in August to shore up a leaky defence on the recommendation of St. Johnstone (and former Ballymena) manager Tommy Wright in August 2015.

The big 21-year-old Edinburgh born central defender had progressed through the ranks at the Perth side, and was on the fringes of the first team following loan spells at Brechin City (2012/2013) and Montrose (2014/2015) but failed to make a single appearance. It was following Ballymena United’s poor start to the 2015/2016 season in which they had conceded 13 goals in three games, that manager Ferguson reached out to his friend Wright to assist, quickly striking a loan deal for Gareth until January.

Rodger failed to stop the rot on his debut, losing 2-0 to Dungannon Swifts but quicky endeared himself to the United faithful with a 93rd minute equaliser against Ballinamallard United in September. Commuting from his native Scotland, Gareth made 16 appearances during the first half of the season, before being recalled in January 2016 – playing his final game of his temporary spell in a thrilling 4-3 victory over Portadown on New Years’ Day.

Following a return to St. Johnstone, his six association at St. Diarmud Park ended at the end of the transfer window by mutual consent as he sought first-team football. Rodger initially joined League One side Forfar Athletic in February 2016 before re-joining former loan side Brechin City in July 2016 who also were competing in the same division.

 Goals Scored
Sep 19th, 2015 League  (H)  vs. Ballinamallard Utd 1 - 1 (90')