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How is ex-Swansea City player Stephen Dobbie getting on these days?

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Stephen Dobbie has scored more than 200 goals in his playing career, but perhaps none more crucial than in Swansea’s Championship play-off final win over Reading.

Leading 2-0 at the time, Dobbie swept home to put the South Wales outfit into a dream position at Wembley, and were promoted to the Premier League despite a spirited second-half fightback from the Royals.

Unfortunately for the striker, his opportunities in the topflight were limited, appearing just nine in total before he was twice loaned to Blackpool and then eventually sold permanently to Brighton & Hove Albion in the summer of 2012.

But the next three campaigns continued to be frustrating for Dobbie, who lasted just one year on the South Coast before enduring brief spells with Crystal Palace and Bolton, amongst another loan with Blackpool and their Lancashire rivals Fleetwood Town.

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However, following his departure from Bolton in 2016, Dobbie found another permanent home when he returned to Scottish Championship side Queen of the South, and has enjoyed the most prolific period of his career north of the border.

The former Swansea frontman has scored more than 100 times for the Scottish outfit, including an incredible 43 goals in all competitions two seasons back, which broke Queen of the South’s club record for most goals in a single campaign (BBC Sport).

Dobbie’s goals, which included five hat-tricks, one of which came in the play-offs, helped the Doonhamers keep their place in the Scottish Championship, where they’ve remained ever since.

Despite turning 39 in December, Dobbie is still going strong and recently told the Daily Record that he isn’t planning on hanging his boots up just yet despite suffering a recent hamstring injury.


I'm Jake Sanders, a Freelance Journalist for Snack Media covering all things at the Football League World having joined the company back in March 2020.

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