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Doig: Russell

1986-1988 (Player Details)


Born: Millport, Isle of Cumbrae: 17-01-1964

Debut v Derby County (h) (Substitute): 29-11-1986

5’8” 10st 9lb (1986)

A Scottish Schoolboy International, who played for his local team Millport and St Mirren Boys Club, Doig was spotted by St Mirren coach Jack Gilmour in 1981, but did not make their first team, and moved to East Stirlingshire in June 1983. After one hundred and nine appearances for them he joined Leeds in July 1986 for £15,000. Unable to claim a regular first team place, he spent a month on loan with Peterborough in October 1986, making seven starts for “Posh”. He made his debut in a 1-1 home draw with Rochdale on 11th October 1986 and his final game was in a 2-1 home win against Tranmere Rovers on 5th November 1986. On his return to Elland Road he made his United debut as a substitute for John Sheridan in the 2-0 win over Derby County on 29th November 1986. He started against Brighton & Hove Albion on 13th December 1986, playing in the first half, before being replaced by John Stiles, as Leeds won 3-1. He was given a full game in the 7-2 thrashing at Stoke City on 21st December 1986 and did not reappear until he started against Telford United in the F.A. Cup on 11th January 1987 and then he came on as a substitute for John Buckley in a 0-0 home draw against Blackburn Rovers on 24th January 1987. He made a substitute appearance for Keith Edwards in the 1-0 home win over West Bromwich Albion on 31st August 1987 and then two substitute appearances against York City in the Second Round of the League Cup, coming on for Gary Williams in the seventy-eighth minute in the 1-1 draw at Elland Road on 23rd September 1987 and for Glynn Snodin in the sixty-eighth minute in the 4-0 away win on 6th October 1987. He played a full game in the 2-2 draw at Bramall Lane against Sheffield United in the League on 31st October 1987 and his final game came in the Third Round League Cup Replay at Oldham Athletic on 4th November 1987 but he was replaced by John Stiles after seventy-six minutes as Leeds went down 4-2, after extra-time. He then joined Hartlepool United for £10,000 in March 1988, making his debut in a 1-0 home win in the League against Scarborough on 26th March 1988. After twenty-two starts and eleven substitute League appearances in which he scored two goals, and a further five appearances in other games of which two were as a substitute, he was released in June 1990, after playing his final game for the Monkey-hangers in a 2-1 home League win over Rochedale on 10th March 1990. He later played for Halifax Town, Harrogate Town, Nuneaton Borough, Farsley Celtic and Mossley, where he made ten appearances and scored one goal. Doig was also believed to be still working as a taxi driver in the Leeds area.

League 3/3 0
F.A. Cup 10
League Cup 1/2 0