Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Steven Boyack

It’s hard to believe nearly ten years have passed since Steven Boyack signed for Hearts. The Edinburgh born attacking midfielder began his career as a seventeen year old of some promise at Rangers in 1993 but with money talking at Ibrox at that time he failed to make the breakthrough as a first team regular. After a loan spell at Hull City, Boyack signed for Dundee in 1999 where he finally achieved the status of being a first team regular. However, money was beginning to talk at Dens Park as well at that time and he was loaned out to Ayr United in October 2000.

Hearts manager Craig Levein showed he had faith in Boyack when he signed him for £25,000 in January 2001. He made an inaudacious start though as a Hearts team containing seven full internationalists were held to a goalless draw by Berwick Rangers in the Scottish Cup. However, Boyack’s relentless hard work made him a favourite with the Hearts fans. He may not have been a prolific goalscorer and he was afflicted by injury on occasion but he never let anyone down.

Hearts released Boyack in the summer of 2004, a decision that puzzled many given fellow midfielder Scott Severin also left Tynecastle at the same time. Boyack then signed for Livingston before enjoying spells at Boston United, Blackpool and Stirling Albion. At just thirty years old, Boyack signed for junior side Bathgate Thistle, which seemed an inglorious end to what was once a very promising career.

Although he still plays amateur football, today Steven Boyack has a very different career - he is Operations Director of Platinum Recruitment Services.

1 comment:

  1. Did he not pick up some form of weird neck injury? Or is that someone else I am thinking of? I have vague recollections of someone with a persistent neck injury...?