Paul Lovering

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Paul Lovering
Personal information
Full namePaul Lovering
Date of birth (1975-11-25) 25 November 1975 (age 45)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Benburb (manager)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1995–1998 Clydebank 69 (5)
1998–2000 Hibernian 27 (1)
2000–2003 Ayr United 81 (3)
2003–2004 St Johnstone 5 (0)
2004–2012 Airdrie United 222 (10)
2012–2013 Pollok 5 (0)
2013 Airdrieonians 0 (0)
2013–2014 Benburb ? (?)
Teams managed
2013 Airdrieonians (assistant)
2015– Benburb (manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 13 August 2018

Paul Lovering (born 25 November 1975 in Glasgow) is a Scottish former professional footballer and is currently the manager at Glasgow Junior club Benburb.

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Throughout his career he played for five clubs in the Scottish Football League before joining the Juniors with Pollok in 2012.

Career

Lovering, a left sided defender, began his career at Clydebank in 1995. In 1998, he was signed by Hibernian manager Alex McLeish for £100,000 and proceeded to make 31 appearances for the Edinburgh based club over two seasons. After being released by the club, he joined Ayr United in 2000, where he helped the club to the League Cup final in season 2001–02.

Lovering moved to St Johnstone in 2003, where he remained for just six months before moving to Airdrie United.

It was announced in July 2012 that Lovering had signed for Pollok, [1] bringing to an end his eight-year stay with The Diamonds. Lovering's stint at Newlandsfield was plagued by injury, restricting him to only a handful of appearances. [2]

In June 2013, Lovering returned to Airdrie as the assistant coach and a registered -player. However, he left Airdrie following the sacking in October 2013 of manager and close friend Jimmy Boyle.

He is currently manager at Glasgow Junior side Benburb, [3] taking over the role in 2015 from his father Frank who then took up an executive position, having held the manager role for the previous 13 years. [4] [5]

Honours

Airdrie United

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References

  1. "Signing News". Pollok Football Club. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  2. "No quick injury fix for Lovering but Lok form has skipper on the up". Evening Times. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  3. Jim O'Donnell (18 July 2018). "Paul is feeling the Love for new-look Benburb". readingchronicle.com. The Reading Chronicle. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  4. O'Donnell, Jim (24 July 2015). "Frank takes 'backseat' role as son Paul takes over reins at Benburb". Evening Times . Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  5. Lovering as committed to the Junior cause as ever, Evening Times, 24 September 2018
  6. "Airdrie Utd 2-2 Ross County". BBC. 16 November 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2021.