Kieran Agard

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Kieran Agard

Bristol City




Kieran Agard joined the Arsenal Academy as a youngster before moving to Everton in the 2005–06 season. Operating either as a winger or a striker, he played for the club's under-18 team, before moving into the reserve team, becoming the reserve team player of the year in 2008–09. His first team debut for Everton came in a 4–0 away win at Hull City in a League Cup match in September 2009. He made his Premier League debut against Chelsea, coming on as a substitute for Louis Saha in stoppage time.

On 31 January 2011 Kieran joined Scottish Premier League club Kilmarnock on loan. He made his debut in the Scottish Premier League on 12 February 2011 before scoring his first goal in Scotland against Hearts in a 2–2 draw on 30 April 2011.

Following his release from Everton, Kieran signed a one-year deal with Yeovil Town on 22 June 2011. He scored his first two goals for the Glovers in a 3–2 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on 17 September 2011. He then went on to score against Bury and Leyton Orient, also winning two penalties for his team. He also scored a winner against Wycombe Wanderers. He finished the season with 29 appearances in the league, and 6 goals.

On 27 July 2012, Kieran signed a two year contract with Rotherham United, then in League Two. He scored his first goal for the club on 27 October, in a 1–0 win against Plymouth Argyle. In December, he scored in successive games against AFC Wimbledon and Port Vale and in April 2013, he scored in three successive wins against Fleetwood Town, Bradford City and Plymouth Argyle contributing greatly to the clubs' automatic promotion to League One later that month.

The 2013-14 season, in League One, has been by far the best of Kieran's career to date. Playing almost exclusively as a right winger, Kieran scored his first goal of the 2013–14 season on 17 August, in a 2–1 win against Crawley Town, before scoring in successive wins against Notts County and Sheffield United. He scored his first ever cup goal on 8 October, in a 3–0 victory away to York City in the Football League Trophy. On 18 April, he scored a hat-trick against Wolverhampton Wanderers in a 6-4 defeat, meaning he had scored more than 20 goals in a season for the first time. Rotherham would go on to achieve back to back promotions after defeating Leyton Orient at the Wembley play-off final via a penalty shoot-out - with Kieran cooly converting the first of the Millers' spot kicks. Kieran had also scored a key goal in defeating semi-final opponents Preston, and so can justifiably be proud of his immense contribution to Rotherham's incredible promotion to the Championship.

Kieran made his Championship debut on the 9th August 2014, playing right midfield as the Millers narrowly lost 1-0 away to promotion favourites Derby County.

On 21st August 2014 Kieran transferred to Bristol City for an undisclosed transfer fee, signing a three year contract with the Robins side. He made his debut for the Robins starting away at Notts County on the 31st August 2014, and scored his first goal for his new club on his third appearance - at home against Doncaster.

Kieran scored 7 League goals for Bristol City in his first 12 starts including braces against Fleetwood Town and MK Dons, although an injury over the Christmas period would see him miss a month of football.

Kieran's first start after recovery came on the 1st February 2015 in a home win against Fleetwood, a result that saw City return to the top of League One. On the 16th February, Kieran scored in a 2-0 win against Peterborough, his 8th League goal of the season (9th in all competitions). In March, Kieran returned to Wembley with his new club and enjoyed success again - Bristol City beating Walsall to win the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. On the 7th April Kieran would score a crucial goal; the opener in a vital win against promotion and local rivals Swindon Town, in a live Sky TV game.

On the 14th April Bristol City secured their promotion to the Championship with a thumping away win at Bradford City ; for the second successive season Kieran had been a key player in a League One promotion winning side. In their next fixture, at home to Coventry City, Kieran and his team-mates clinched the Championship title, securing their League One winners' medals with two games to go. Kieran scored away to Chesterfield in the Robins' penultimate fixture of the season, a 2-0 win, and two more goals in the final game against Walsall - thus finishing the season with 14 goals.

After missing the pre-season preparations for City's Championship return due to an injury, Kieran was surprisingly named as a substitute (and entered the field of play late on) for the opening fixture of the 2015/2016 season away to Sheffield Wednesday. On the 18th August 2015, still nursing himself back to match fitness as a substitute, Kieran scored his first ever Championship goal in a 2-2 home draw against Leeds United. Kieran had to wait patiently until 3rd November 2015 for his first start in the Championship, but he contributed well to a win against Wolves - only City's 3rd win of the season. On his 3rd start of the season Kieran scored his second League goal - at home to leaders Hull.

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