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  • Malky Mackay discusses 'Project Brave' plan

  • Playback: Live Debate Show - Coaching young players (20th February 2017)

  • Six young Scots taking Premier League 2 by storm

  • Scottish Youth FA Cup 2016/17 - quarter final results

  • A new live TV show for youth football - what should it discuss?


 
Bio:

Deuchar was born in Stirling and began his part-time footballing career at Falkirk. He then moved to East Fife, leading them to promotion, whilst also working as a full time doctor, but he had the desire to pursue a full-time football career. He was offered a place at big spending Scottish Third Division club Gretna, and signed immediately. In his first season he led Gretna to the Second Division smashing records along the way. Jeff Stelling, host of Sky Sports' Soccer Saturday programme, always makes reference to "The Good Doctor" having scored a goal whenever Deuchar's name appears on the vidiprinter.
 
On 31 January 2007, he joined Northampton Town on loan until the end of the season. He then joined St. Johnstone on emergency loan until 3 December 2007. During this three-month period he scored ten goals in fourteen games and helped the Saints to a Challenge Cup win, their first cup success in their history. On 3 December, he returned to Gretna and scored six goals in his eleven SPL games for the bottom club.
 
On 26 February 2008, Deuchar signed with Major League Soccer side Real Salt Lake. Deuchar helped RSL to their first playoff appearance in their history and on to the Western Conference Final appearing in 30 of the team's 33 games that season. Deuchar has since played for Hamilton Academical and St Johnstone, before completing his round circle and returning to Falkirk.
 
Now he answers five questions on his youth career for YFS...
 


1. Which clubs did you play for in your youth career?
Denny BC, Deanburn BC (Bo'ness), Stenhousemuir Pro Youth, Aberforth Rangers Amateurs (Sunday Pub League), Bonnybridge Juniors, Falkirk Pro Youth.
 
2. Who were the best players you played with and against during your youth career?
With - Guy called Andy Clark was different class but struggled with injuries unfortunately. Played a couple of seasons with Raith Rovers. Against - Alex Notman, Jim Paterson, Peter MacDonald, Maurice Ross, Mark Burchill, Jamie Smith.
 
3. Who were your role models as a young player?
On the field Alan Shearer but off the field definitely my dad!
 
4. Who was your favourite coach at youth level?
Probably my basketball coach and PE teacher David Lothian as he was easily the best at making sport fun!
 
5. If you had one piece of advice to today’s generation of youth football players, what would it be?
Make sure you stick in at school even when the going gets tough, don't take for granted that you will earn a living from sport. It will also better prepare you for some of the challenges you may face within competitive football!