Much has been made of Steve Lovell’s return to the Cherries after ten years. He is Eddie Howe’s brother, he is Amy McDonald’s boyfriend, he has played in Scotland since 2002, he is a prolific goal scorer, but is he?
Let’s look at the facts, he has played the majority of his career in Scotland with spells at Dundee, Aberdeen, Falkirk and briefly Partick Thistle. His record is as follows:
Dundee | 82 appearances – 28 goals
Aberdeen | 76 appearances – 20 goals
Falkirik | 28 appearances – 8 goals
Partick Thistle | 16 appearances – 3 goals
Let’s break that down.
Dundee | 82 appearances – 28 goals. That’s around 14 goals a season
Aberdeen | 76 appearances – 20 goals. Thats around 10-12 goals a season
Falkirik | 28 appearances – 8 goals. That about around 10-12 goals a season
Partick Thistle | 16 appearances – 3 goals. Doesn’tcount
Hardly prolific, but should prove to be a good backup striker to Pitman. And, that’s a lot more goals than Goulding, Fletcher and Connell managed to score last season.