David Buchanan

Date of birth06 May 1986
Place of birthRochdale, England
NationalityNorthern Irish
Weight67 kg
Height1.73 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

David Buchanan, who played for Bolton Wanderers during his youth career, signed his first pro contract with Bury in June 2005.

It ran to June 2007 and was extended to June 2010 in June 2008.

David joined Tranmere Rovers in July 2011 with a one-year contract.

He joined Preston North End in July 2012 with a two-year contract that was extended to June 2015 in December 2013.

His contract at Northampton Town was extended to June 2019 in January 2018.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Bury 21 Jun 2005 30 Jun 2010
Hamilton Academical 01 Aug 2010 31 May 2011
Tranmere Rovers 30 Jul 2011 30 Jun 2012
Preston North End 01 Jul 2012 30 Jun 2015
Northampton Town 01 Jul 2015

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2004-05 Bury League Two
3
2005-06 Bury FA Cup 2
1
2005-06 Bury LDV Vans Trophy 1
2005-06 Bury League Two 22
1
1
2006-07 Bury FA Cup 3
1
1
2006-07 Bury Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2006-07 Bury League Cup 2
2006-07 Bury League Two 36
5
2
2007-08 Bury FA Cup 4
1
2007-08 Bury Johnstones Paint Trophy 3
2007-08 Bury League Cup 1
2007-08 Bury League Two 24
11
1
2008-09 Bury FA Cup 1
1
2008-09 Bury Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
2008-09 Bury League Cup 1
2008-09 Bury League Two 46
3
2008-09 Bury League Two Play-Offs 2
2009-10 Bury FA Cup 1
2009-10 Bury Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
2009-10 Bury League Cup 1
2009-10 Bury League Two 37
1
2
2011-12 Tranmere Rovers FA Cup 1
2011-12 Tranmere Rovers Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
2011-12 Tranmere Rovers League One 41
1
5
1
2012-13 Preston North End FA Cup 1
2012-13 Preston North End Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
2012-13 Preston North End League Cup
2
1
2012-13 Preston North End League One 27
6
1
2013-14 Preston North End FA Cup 4
2013-14 Preston North End Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2013-14 Preston North End League Cup 1
2013-14 Preston North End League One 16
3
2
2013-14 Preston North End League One Play-Offs 1
2014-15 Preston North End FA Cup 4
2014-15 Preston North End Johnstones Paint Trophy 3
1
2014-15 Preston North End League One 17
2
2015-16 Northampton Town FA Cup 4
2015-16 Northampton Town Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
2015-16 Northampton Town League Cup 2
2015-16 Northampton Town League Two 46
3
2016-17 Northampton Town FA Cup 2
1
2016-17 Northampton Town Football League Trophy 3
2016-17 Northampton Town League Cup 3
2016-17 Northampton Town League One 45
6
1
2017-18 Northampton Town FA Cup 1
2017-18 Northampton Town Football League Trophy 2
2017-18 Northampton Town League Cup 1
2017-18 Northampton Town League One 32
1
3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
09 Apr 2005 Kidderminster Harriers v Bury D 2-2 League Two
23 Apr 2005 Bury v Cheltenham Town W 3-1 League Two
07 May 2005 Bury v Swansea City L 0-1 League Two
24 Sep 2005 Oxford United v Bury L 2-1 League Two
27 Sep 2005 Bury v Bristol Rovers W 1-0 League Two
01 Oct 2005 Bury v Lincoln City D 1-1 League Two
07 Oct 2005 Rushden and Diamonds v Bury W 0-2 League Two
15 Oct 2005 Bury v Darlington W 1-0 League Two
18 Oct 2005 Halifax Town v Bury L 6-1 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
22 Oct 2005 Chester City v Bury D 1-1 League Two
29 Oct 2005 Bury v Notts County L 2-3 League Two
05 Nov 2005 Bury v Scunthorpe United D 2-2 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
11 Nov 2005 Mansfield Town v Bury W 0-3 League Two
15 Nov 2005 Scunthorpe United v Bury L 1-0 FA Cup 1st round replay
26 Nov 2005 Bury v Cheltenham Town L 0-1 League Two
03 Dec 2005 Barnet v Bury D 1-1 League Two
10 Dec 2005 Leyton Orient v Bury W 0-1 League Two
17 Dec 2005 Bury v Wycombe Wanderers W 2-1 League Two
26 Dec 2005 Bury v Grimsby Town L 1-2 League Two
02 Jan 2006 Peterborough United v Bury L 4-1 League Two
07 Jan 2006 Carlisle United v Bury L 4-0 League Two
14 Jan 2006 Bury v Torquay United W 3-2 League Two
21 Jan 2006 Boston United v Bury L 3-1 League Two
28 Jan 2006 Bury v Northampton Town L 0-2 League Two
28 Feb 2006 Rochdale v Bury D 1-1 League Two
07 Mar 2006 Bury v Stockport County L 0-1 League Two
11 Mar 2006 Wrexham v Bury D 0-0 League Two
18 Mar 2006 Grimsby Town v Bury L 2-1 League Two
21 Mar 2006 Bury v Oxford United D 1-1 League Two
08 Aug 2006 Bury v Chester City L 1-3 League Two
12 Aug 2006 Bury v Shrewsbury Town L 1-2 League Two
19 Aug 2006 Wycombe Wanderers v Bury L 3-0 League Two
22 Aug 2006 Bury v Sunderland W 2-0 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
26 Aug 2006 Bury v Grimsby Town W 3-0 League Two
03 Sep 2006 Peterborough United v Bury W 0-1 League Two
09 Sep 2006 Bury v Torquay United L 0-1 League Two
12 Sep 2006 Darlington v Bury L 1-0 League Two
16 Sep 2006 Hereford United v Bury L 1-0 League Two
19 Sep 2006 Sheffield United v Bury L 1-0 League Cup 2nd round
26 Sep 2006 Bury v Accrington Stanley D 2-2 League Two
30 Sep 2006 Lincoln City v Bury W 0-2 League Two
14 Oct 2006 Macclesfield Town v Bury W 2-3 League Two
17 Oct 2006 Bury v Tranmere Rovers L 0-2 Johnstone's Paint Trophy 1st round - northern section
21 Oct 2006 Bury v Boston United W 2-1 League Two
28 Oct 2006 Notts County v Bury W 0-1 League Two
04 Nov 2006 Rochdale v Bury W 1-3 League Two
07 Nov 2006 Bury v Wrexham W 1-0 League Two
12 Nov 2006 Weymouth v Bury D 2-2 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
18 Nov 2006 Bury v Bristol Rovers L 0-2 League Two
21 Nov 2006 Bury v Weymouth W 4-3 FA Cup 1st round replay
25 Nov 2006 Swindon Town v Bury L 2-1 League Two
02 Dec 2006 Bury v Chester City D 2-2 FA Cup 2nd round
05 Dec 2006 Bury v Walsall L 1-2 League Two
09 Dec 2006 Mansfield Town v Bury W 0-2 League Two
12 Dec 2006 Chester City v Bury W 1-3 FA Cup 2nd round replay
16 Dec 2006 Bury v Stockport County W 2-0 League Two
23 Dec 2006 Bury v Hartlepool United L 0-1 League Two
26 Dec 2006 Accrington Stanley v Bury D 1-1 League Two
30 Dec 2006 Barnet v Bury L 2-1 League Two
13 Jan 2007 Torquay United v Bury D 2-2 League Two
16 Jan 2007 Bury v Darlington D 1-1 League Two
20 Jan 2007 Bury v Lincoln City D 2-2 League Two
27 Jan 2007 Hartlepool United v Bury L 2-0 League Two
30 Jan 2007 Bury v Hereford United D 2-2 League Two
03 Feb 2007 Bury v Milton Keynes Dons L 0-2 League Two
21 Feb 2007 Chester City v Bury L 1-0 League Two
03 Mar 2007 Grimsby Town v Bury L 2-0 League Two
09 Mar 2007 Wrexham v Bury D 1-1 League Two
17 Mar 2007 Bury v Macclesfield Town D 1-1 League Two
31 Mar 2007 Boston United v Bury W 0-1 League Two
03 Apr 2007 Shrewsbury Town v Bury W 1-3 League Two
07 Apr 2007 Bury v Rochdale L 0-1 League Two
09 Apr 2007 Bristol Rovers v Bury L 2-0 League Two
14 Apr 2007 Bury v Swindon Town L 0-1 League Two
21 Apr 2007 Walsall v Bury W 0-1 League Two
28 Apr 2007 Stockport County v Bury D 0-0 League Two
05 May 2007 Bury v Mansfield Town D 1-1 League Two
14 Aug 2007 Bury v Carlisle United L 0-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
22 Sep 2007 Dagenham and Redbridge v Bury D 1-1 League Two
29 Sep 2007 Bury v Accrington Stanley W 2-1 League Two
02 Oct 2007 Bury v Lincoln City D 1-1 League Two
06 Oct 2007 Rochdale v Bury W 1-2 League Two
09 Oct 2007 Rochdale v Bury W 1-3 Johnstones Paint Trophy 2nd round - northern section
27 Oct 2007 Macclesfield Town v Bury D 2-2 League Two
03 Nov 2007 Bury v Barnet W 3-0 League Two
06 Nov 2007 Rotherham United v Bury L 2-1 League Two
10 Nov 2007 Bury v Workington W 4-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
13 Nov 2007 Leeds United v Bury W 1-2 Johnstones Paint Trophy Quarter-final - northern section
01 Dec 2007 Bury v Exeter City W 1-0 FA Cup 2nd round
04 Dec 2007 Bury v Wrexham L 0-1 League Two
15 Dec 2007 Bury v Hereford United L 0-1 League Two
22 Dec 2007 Chester City v Bury L 2-1 League Two
26 Dec 2007 Bury v Chesterfield L 0-1 League Two
29 Dec 2007 Bury v Dagenham and Redbridge L 0-2 League Two
01 Jan 2008 Lincoln City v Bury D 1-1 League Two
05 Jan 2008 Norwich City v Bury D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
08 Jan 2008 Morecambe v Bury L 2-0 Johnstones Paint Trophy Semi-final - northern section
12 Jan 2008 Darlington v Bury L 3-0 League Two
15 Jan 2008 Bury v Norwich City W 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
22 Jan 2008 Bury v Bradford City D 2-2 League Two
26 Jan 2008 Southampton v Bury L 2-0 FA Cup 4th round
29 Jan 2008 Grimsby Town v Bury L 1-0 League Two
02 Feb 2008 Bury v Milton Keynes Dons L 1-5 League Two
09 Feb 2008 Bradford City v Bury W 1-2 League Two
12 Feb 2008 Bury v Wycombe Wanderers D 2-2 League Two
16 Feb 2008 Stockport County v Bury W 1-2 League Two
23 Feb 2008 Bury v Darlington L 1-2 League Two
26 Feb 2008 Mansfield Town v Bury D 1-1 League Two
01 Mar 2008 Peterborough United v Bury L 1-0 League Two
04 Mar 2008 Brentford v Bury W 1-4 League Two
08 Mar 2008 Bury v Morecambe W 2-1 League Two
11 Mar 2008 Bury v Rotherham United W 3-0 League Two
15 Mar 2008 Wrexham v Bury L 2-1 League Two
22 Mar 2008 Hereford United v Bury D 0-0 League Two
24 Mar 2008 Bury v Mansfield Town W 2-0 League Two
29 Mar 2008 Shrewsbury Town v Bury W 0-1 League Two
05 Apr 2008 Bury v Notts County W 2-1 League Two
12 Apr 2008 Barnet v Bury L 3-0 League Two
19 Apr 2008 Bury v Macclesfield Town W 1-0 League Two
26 Apr 2008 Bury v Rochdale D 1-1 League Two
03 May 2008 Accrington Stanley v Bury W 0-2 League Two
09 Aug 2008 Bury v Brentford W 1-0 League Two
12 Aug 2008 Bury v Burnley L 0-2 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
16 Aug 2008 Chesterfield v Bury W 1-3 League Two
23 Aug 2008 Bury v Morecambe W 2-1 League Two
30 Aug 2008 Rochdale v Bury D 1-1 League Two
06 Sep 2008 Chester City v Bury D 1-1 League Two
13 Sep 2008 Bury v Lincoln City W 3-1 League Two
20 Sep 2008 Barnet v Bury W 1-2 League Two
27 Sep 2008 Bury v Wycombe Wanderers D 0-0 League Two
04 Oct 2008 Aldershot Town v Bury D 3-3 League Two
07 Oct 2008 Bury v Stockport County W 1-0 Johnstones Paint Trophy 2nd round - northern section
11 Oct 2008 Bury v Exeter City L 0-1 League Two
18 Oct 2008 Dagenham and Redbridge v Bury W 1-3 League Two
21 Oct 2008 Bury v Rotherham United L 1-2 League Two
25 Oct 2008 Bury v Luton Town L 1-2 League Two
28 Oct 2008 Bradford City v Bury L 1-0 League Two
01 Nov 2008 Notts County v Bury W 0-1 League Two
04 Nov 2008 Darlington v Bury L 1-0 Johnstones Paint Trophy Quarter-final - northern section
08 Nov 2008 Bury v Gillingham L 0-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
15 Nov 2008 Bury v Grimsby Town L 0-2 League Two
22 Nov 2008 Bury v Gillingham W 4-0 League Two
29 Nov 2008 Accrington Stanley v Bury W 1-2 League Two
06 Dec 2008 Macclesfield Town v Bury D 1-1 League Two
13 Dec 2008 Bury v Port Vale W 3-0 League Two
20 Dec 2008 AFC Bournemouth v Bury L 2-0 League Two
26 Dec 2008 Bury v Darlington D 2-2 League Two
28 Dec 2008 Shrewsbury Town v Bury L 1-0 League Two
03 Jan 2009 Wycombe Wanderers v Bury L 2-1 League Two
10 Jan 2009 Bury v Barnet W 1-0 League Two
17 Jan 2009 Exeter City v Bury D 0-0 League Two
24 Jan 2009 Bury v Aldershot Town W 2-1 League Two
27 Jan 2009 Bury v Bradford City W 1-0 League Two
31 Jan 2009 Luton Town v Bury W 1-2 League Two
07 Feb 2009 Bury v Dagenham and Redbridge D 2-2 League Two
14 Feb 2009 Grimsby Town v Bury W 1-2 League Two
21 Feb 2009 Bury v Notts County W 2-0 League Two
28 Feb 2009 Brentford v Bury L 1-0 League Two
03 Mar 2009 Bury v Chesterfield L 1-2 League Two
07 Mar 2009 Bury v Rochdale W 2-1 League Two
10 Mar 2009 Morecambe v Bury D 0-0 League Two
14 Mar 2009 Lincoln City v Bury D 1-1 League Two
21 Mar 2009 Bury v Chester City D 1-1 League Two
24 Mar 2009 Rotherham United v Bury D 1-1 League Two
28 Mar 2009 Bury v AFC Bournemouth W 1-0 League Two
04 Apr 2009 Port Vale v Bury D 1-1 League Two
10 Apr 2009 Bury v Shrewsbury Town W 2-1 League Two
13 Apr 2009 Darlington v Bury D 2-2 League Two
18 Apr 2009 Bury v Macclesfield Town W 3-0 League Two
25 Apr 2009 Gillingham v Bury D 0-0 League Two
02 May 2009 Bury v Accrington Stanley W 1-0 League Two
07 May 2009 Shrewsbury Town v Bury W 0-1 League Two Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
10 May 2009 Bury v Shrewsbury Town D 1-1
Agg: 2-1 (3-4)
League Two Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
08 Aug 2009 Bury v AFC Bournemouth L 0-3 League Two
11 Aug 2009 Bury v West Bromwich Albion L 0-2 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
15 Aug 2009 Darlington v Bury W 0-1 League Two
18 Aug 2009 Hereford United v Bury W 1-3 League Two
22 Aug 2009 Bury v Grimsby Town L 0-1 League Two
19 Sep 2009 Port Vale v Bury W 0-1 League Two
26 Sep 2009 Bury v Lincoln City W 2-0 League Two
29 Sep 2009 Crewe Alexandra v Bury W 2-3 League Two
03 Oct 2009 Torquay United v Bury D 1-1 League Two
06 Oct 2009 Bury v Tranmere Rovers W 2-1 Johnstones Paint Trophy 2nd round - northern section
10 Oct 2009 Bury v Northampton Town D 2-2 League Two
17 Oct 2009 Aldershot Town v Bury W 2-3 League Two
24 Oct 2009 Bury v Rotherham United W 2-1 League Two
31 Oct 2009 Burton Albion v Bury D 0-0 League Two
07 Nov 2009 Aldershot Town v Bury L 2-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
10 Nov 2009 Accrington Stanley v Bury L 3-2 Johnstones Paint Trophy Quarter-final - northern section
14 Nov 2009 Bury v Notts County D 3-3 League Two
21 Nov 2009 Shrewsbury Town v Bury D 1-1 League Two
24 Nov 2009 Bury v Chesterfield W 2-1 League Two
01 Dec 2009 Morecambe v Bury L 3-0 League Two
05 Dec 2009 Bury v Barnet W 2-0 League Two
12 Dec 2009 Dagenham and Redbridge v Bury L 3-1 League Two
28 Dec 2009 Accrington Stanley v Bury W 2-4 League Two
02 Jan 2010 Grimsby Town v Bury D 1-1 League Two
16 Jan 2010 AFC Bournemouth v Bury W 1-2 League Two
19 Jan 2010 Bury v Bradford City W 2-1 League Two
23 Jan 2010 Bury v Hereford United W 1-0 League Two
01 Feb 2010 Bury v Rochdale W 1-0 League Two
27 Feb 2010 Barnet v Bury D 0-0 League Two
06 Mar 2010 Bury v Dagenham and Redbridge D 0-0 League Two
09 Mar 2010 Bury v Darlington D 1-1 League Two
13 Mar 2010 Macclesfield Town v Bury L 2-0 League Two
20 Mar 2010 Rotherham United v Bury L 1-0 League Two
27 Mar 2010 Bury v Aldershot Town L 1-2 League Two
03 Apr 2010 Notts County v Bury L 5-0 League Two
05 Apr 2010 Bury v Burton Albion W 3-0 League Two
10 Apr 2010 Cheltenham Town v Bury L 5-2 League Two
13 Apr 2010 Bury v Crewe Alexandra W 3-0 League Two
17 Apr 2010 Bury v Port Vale D 1-1 League Two
24 Apr 2010 Lincoln City v Bury L 1-0 League Two
01 May 2010 Bury v Torquay United L 0-3 League Two
08 May 2010 Northampton Town v Bury D 1-1 League Two


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2005-06 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-19 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
18 Jul 2005 Northern Ireland v Greece L 0-1 UEFA U19 Final Tour


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.