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Michael Paton Squad Index
Information:
2008-09 Squad Number:
24
Position:
Forward
Date of Birth:
25th March 1989
Birthplace:
Greenock
Nationality:
Scottish
Signed:
29/06/2005
Career History:
Aberdeen 2005-2012
Brechin City (loan) 2008
Stockport County (loan) 2011
Queen of the South 2013-205
Dunfermline Athletic 2015-2018
Dumbarton 2018-2019
Queen of the South
 
Profile:
Michael is another product of the AFC Youth Academy. Paton, a striker, joined Scottish Second Division club Brechin City on loan in January 2008 until the end of the season. He rejoined the Glebe Park side for another loan spell in September 2008. He made his Aberdeen debut in December 2008, coming on as a substitute in a 3-0 victory over Inverness Caledonian Thistle. He scored his first senior goal for the club in a 2-1 loss to Rangers at Ibrox in May 2009. Michael has had to wait patiently for his opportunity in the first team but he certainly took it in 2009/10. He was a strong player with pace and looked a real talent.

Because of changes in the forward line, Michael was finding it difficult to break back into the first team so went out on load to Stockport County in 2011 for six months during which he played 10 first team matches and scored 4 goals.

Michael was released from his contract on 31 Aug 2012 after failing to break into the first team and joined Queen of the South a few months later.


Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
31/07/2007
Inverurie Loco Works 0-6 Aberdeen
Friendly 2,400 18 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
2012-13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
2
1
2011-12
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
5
3
2010-11
4
6
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
4
7
0
1
6
2
2009-10
22
13
3
0
1
2
2
0
0
0
1
0
24
15
5
1
2
1
2008-09
0
4
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
5
1
1
4
1
2007-08
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
Totals:
26
25
4
0
1
2
2
2
0
0
1
0
28
29
6
10
19
9
Total Appearances/Goals: 57 6