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PersonalFullname: Gerard Joseph Britton
aka: Gerry Britton
Born: 20 October 1970
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Signed: (youth) 1990
Left: August 1992
First game: Dundee United 1-3 away 8 December 1990 league
Last game: Motherwell 2-4 Hampden 9 April 1991 scottish cup semi final replay
BiogA product of Celtic Bhoys Club Gerry Britton was a striker with a prolific scoring record at reserve level. He signed an S-Form for the club in April 1986 whilst playing for the Boys Club U15 team having played for Scottish Schoolboys at U15 level.
He signed professional terms with the Hoops in May 1987 and would make his competitive first team debut as a sub in a 3-1 defeat at Dundee United on December 8th 1990.
A strong and hard-working forward he scored an impressive 122 goals from 196 appearances at reserve level but would not hit the target in any of his four first team outings. He was believed to be a great hope for the first team and push Gerry Creaney for a starting role in the first team, but it just wasn't to be.
He was out of contract at the end of the season and started 92/93 on month-to-month deals. Gerry would sign for Partick Thistle in August 1992 in a £100,000 deal. He scored regularly for the Jags including in the 3-0 defeat of Rangers to keep Thistle in the Premier League on 4 May 1993.
Subsequently he had spells as a player with Dundee, Dunfermline, Raith Rovers, Livingston, before returning to Thistle and Lambie and still scoring after an unproductive year injury ridden at Livingston. He gradually did more coaching of the Jags U21's. He became joint Player-Manager with Derek Whyte when Gerry Collins was sacked in November '03. Both Whyte and Britton were themselves sacked in January 2005.
He carried on training at Motherwell who signed him for the latter part of 04/05 season the moved to Dundee for a short term deal before going to Brechin City where he continued to the end of 05/06 . He left Brechin to become manager of Stranraer for 06/07 season.
He recently left Stranraer to take the Assistant Manager's job at Partick Thistle under Ian McCall.
Originally from Bishopbriggs he married the grand-daughter of former Celtic left back Mick Davitt (1935-41).
|APPEARANCES||LEAGUE||SCOTTISH CUP||LEAGUE CUP||EUROPE||TOTAL|
|1987-92||0 (2)||0 (2)||0||0||(4)|
Honours with CelticNone (it was the barren years)
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