The leading scorer in the Scottish First Division before he
joined Leeds, in his few appearances Derek Lilley didn't make the
same impression in England. He looks to be a well-built player who
can hold the ball up well, but never managed to produce the turn of
pace needed to really make it at the top level.
Lilley was a perennial sub, and did a reasonable job of holding
the ball up, but did not have much scoring success - his one goal
for Leeds being the winner in yet another comeback at Barnsley.
After a couple of loan spells with Hearts and Bury, he finally
moved on to Oxford United for £75,000 in 1999. He returned to
Scotland with Dundee United and his goals did much to help keep
them up in 2000-01. His latest club is Livingston, and he's been
banging them in in the SPL, and topped it all with a goal in the
final of the CIS Cup as Livi beat Hibs 2-0.
anon says: derek nice bloke went to school with him good
player(all the best sincky0
Rob Salvin says: I saw Lilley play a few times in the Reserves
at Leeds - an intelligent player but probably not physically big
enough to be an effective centre forward at Premiership level. He's
now moved on to Livingston and is top scorer this season
Garry Kerr says: I saw Derek Lilley play for livi! He is the top
scorer with 8 goals. He was at the signing on the sunday after the
dundee game and i met him there!
Hooch says: There's only one Derek Lilley. He scored at the CIS
cup final that we won 2-0
Phil says: he was popular at oxford, just a bit unlucky with the
mark young says: Derek Lilley is a great player
Ste says: Lilley was unlucky at Leeds, now were in a lesser
league we should bring him back to bang in the goals in the 1st
division, he was intelligent and had a cool name - GET LILLEY BACK