Previous Clubs: Aberdeen (current club), Queens Park Rangers
Rovers agreed a deal with Aberdeen to take 23 year old Aaron on-loan for the 2016-17 on 20th June 2016.
The 6ft 3ins Australian Under 23 stopper, was previously on the books of Queen’s Park Rangers. Aaron’s international career has seen him feature 7 times for the ‘Olyroos’, the Under 23 side (which has not qualified for the 2016 summer’s Olympic Games) as well as younger representative sides, while in Scotland he has featured regularly for the Dons’ Under 20 side where he was spotted by Rovers management team.
0. Kevin McHattie
Born: 15th July 1993, Glenrothes
Previous Clubs: Hearts, Kilmarnock
Defender Kevin McHattie signed for Rovers on a one year deal on June 17th, 2016.
The former Hearts and Kilmarnock star, who also has earned 6 Scotland Under 21 caps, previously worked under manager Gary Locke at both of these clubs making a total of 93 appearances in the Premiership.
Kevin made his Rovers debut in a 2-0 defeat against Forfar Athletic in a pre-season friendly on 28th June, 2016.
0. Chris Johnston
Born: 3rd September 1994, Irvine
Previous Clubs: Kilmarnock
Chris Johnston signed a one year deal with Rovers, joining the club on 6th June, 2016.
Chris joined Kilmarnock in 2012 and quickly earned his first team debut in March of that year before going on to make 68 appearances for the Rugby Park outfit, scoring 6 goals. Unfortunately, Chris sustained a cruciate ligament injury last August, only 10 days after Lewis Vaughan’s ACL injury, but he has since fought back to fitness and took part in several Development matches towards the end of last season.
Released in May 2016 by Kilmarnock, manager Gary Locke moved swiftly to secure the speedy winger / midfielder’s signature.
Chris made his Rovers debut in the 2-0 defeat against Forfar Athletic in a pre-season friendly on 28th June 2016.
0. Bobby Barr
Born: 23rd June 1988, Glasgow
Previous Clubs: Morton, Brechin City, Livingston, Albion Rovers, St. Johnstone
Bobby signed on a 2 year deal on 31st May 2016.
He joined St. Johnstone in 2007 and spent a loan period at Albion Rovers before moving permanently to Albion Rovers in 2008 where he went on to make 43 appearances for the Coatbridge club. He joined Livingston in 2010 and went on to make 84 appearances, scoring 10 goals. Bobby joined Brechin City in 2013 and played 48 times for the club over 2 seasons. He joined Morton at the start of the 2015-16 season and played 34 times last season scoring one goal against Livingston.
Bobby made his Rovers debut against Forfar Athletic on 28th June 2016 in a pre-season friendly.
0. James Berry
James is a product of the Raith Rovers Youth Academy having joined at the age of 10 from local boys club St. John's Lions. James has progressed through all age groups of the youth academy and featured as part of the Development squad in the 2015-16 season. James is a local lad and signed for his hometown club on May 24th 2016.
1. Kevin Cuthbert
Born: 8th September 1982, Perth
Home Sponsor: David L Douglas
Previous Clubs: St Johnstone, Morton, Ayr United and Hamilton
The former Hamilton stopper, known as ‘The Cat’, was a key member of Accies’ promotion winning team last season where his last actions were saving two penalties in that dramatic and unforgettable Premiership Play Off shoot out at Easter Road in May 2014.
Kevin has over 260 appearances for St Johnstone, Morton, Ayr United and Hamilton behind him, Kevin made his Rovers debut against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in a pre-season friendly on 19th July 2014 although his appearances during the 2014-15 season were hampered by injury.
Kevin established himself as the No. 1 choice last season and was an ever-present in all competitive games in the 2015-16 season,
In April 2016, Kevin signed a contract extension committing himself to Raith Rovers until the summer of 2018.
2. Jason Thomson
Born: 26th July 1987, Edinburgh
Home Sponsor: Bryce Phillips
Previous Clubs: Hearts
Raith Rovers club captain, Jason is a product of the Hearts Youth Academy and made over 30 first team appearances for the Tynecastle club before spending 6 months at Dunfermline at the start of season 2011-12 where he made 14 starts for the Pars.
Jason came to Starks Park on loan in March 2012 and helped the club move away from the relegation zone at the end of the season. He made his move to Stark Park permanent in the summer of 2012.
Jason has been club captain under the management of John McGlynn, Grant Murray and Ray McKinnon.
Jason signed a two year contract extension in March 2016 which will see him stay at Stark's Park until summer 2018.
The full-back secured both the Player’s Player of the Year and the Supporter’s Club Player of the Year awards for 2012-13 and signed a new one-year contract in May 2013 and extended that contract in May 2014.
Jason was an ever-present in the 2014-15 season playing every minute of every league and cup game.
Jason picked up a back injury in the game against Livingston on 31st October which has kept him out for a number of games. He returned to first team action as a second half substitute against Falkirk on 13th February 2016.
4. Ross Callachan
Born: 4th September 1993, London
Home Sponsor: Scott Clachers
Away Sponsor: Grace Fowlie and Laurie Hendry
One of five young players whose performances in the youth sides earned him promotion to the senior squad and a full-time contract in June 2010.
Ross got some invaluable experience when temporarily transferred to Musselburgh Athletic until summer 2012. An intelligent player who always looks to open up defences and controls the game from the centre of midfield.
Made 4 league starts in 2012-13 season and signed a new one-year contract in May 2013.
He featured in the pre-season friendlies at the start of the 2012-13 season. In 2013-14 he has really established himself as a first team player and was awarded the 2013-14 Young Player of the year.
Ross established himself as a first team regular in 2014-15 making 31 appearances and scoring twice against Falkirk and Livingston. He also scored the winner against Burntisland Shipyard in the Fife Cup back in August 2014.
Ross extended his Rovers contract through until summer 2017. Ross is currently out injured, and expected to be out for a few weeks, having dislocated his shoulder in a freak accident away from football.
Ross returned to first team action on 7th November coming on as a second half substitute in the 1-2 defeat to Falkirk at Stark's Park having been out for 8 weeks.
Following a seven year period at Dundee, manager Ray McKinnon was keen to sign the young but experienced defender on 10th June 2015. Kyle had made nearly 80 appearances for the Den's Park club and more recently was a key member of the Alloa team having spent the 2014-15 season on-loan at the Indodrill Stadium.
Kyle scored his first Rovers goal in the 3-0 victory over Albion Rovers in the Scottish League Cup.
He signed a one year contract extension in early 2016 that will see him stay at Stark's Park until summer 2017.
9. Mark Stewart
Born: 22nd June 1988, Glasgow
Home Sponsor: Corey & Travis Hutton
Away Sponsor: G-Loc Al-Shaheen Qatar
Previous Clubs: Falkirk, Stranraer (on-loan), Bradford City, Hamilton (on-loan), Dundee, Kilmarnock, Derry City
Mark played youth football for Celtic and Partick Thistle before joining Falkirk in 2006. He scored within two minutes of his professional debut in a 5-0 win over Cowdenbeath. He went on to make nearly 80 appearances for the Bairns, scoring 19 goals. Mark joined Bradford in 2011 with the Yorkshire club paying Falkirk £213,000 for training and development compensation fees. He made 12 appearances for the club and went out on-loan to Hamilton during that period, He joined Dundee in 2012 where he made 15 appearances, scoring 3 goals. He had a trial for Luton Town before joining Kilmarnock in August 2013. He made only four appearances for the Rugby Park Club before breaking his jaw in a training ground accident. He was released after five months and joined Derry City, scoring on his debut against Shamrock Rovers.
Signed for Rovers on June 23rd, 2014 and made his debut against Edinburgh City in a pre-season friendly on 9th July 2014. Mark was top league scorer in 2014-15 with 10 goals and signed a new 2 year contract on 28th May 2015. He missed much of the pre-season though injury but opened his account for 2015-16 against Livingston in the first league game of the season.
10. Lewis Vaughan
Born: 19th December 1995, Edinburgh
Home Sponsor: Graeme Peattie
Away Sponsor: Neil & Sean Langtree
Lewis was awarded a two and a half year professional contract by then manager John McGlynn in January 2012. Lewis impressed with his performances for the U-19 team having stepped up at the young age of 16.
Edinburgh based Lewis has been at Stark's Park since the age of 14.
Lewis made his first team dubut in the final game of season 2011-12 coming on as a second half substitute in the 3-1 victory over Morton.
Lewis made 3 league appearances in 2012-13 season.
Lewis made a number of valuable contributions during the 2013-14 season with six assists and three goals.
In 2014-15 Lewis became more of a first team regular and went on to make 26 appearances, scoring 7 goals.
Lewis started the 2015-16 season full of promise only to be shattered when he picked up a serious injury rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament against Albion Rovers and did not play another competitive game in the season.
He signed a one year contract extension in March 2016 which will see him stay at the club until the summer 2017.
12. Ross Matthews
Born: 23rd January 1996, Edinburgh
Home Sponsor: I A Software Ltd
Away Sponsor: I A Software Ltd
One of four Academy graduates signed on a two-year apprenticeship in May 2013. Made his first team debut as a second half substitute in the friendly against Sheffield United in July 2013. Ross started at right back in the first friendly of the 2014-15 season against Edinburgh City at Meadowbank Stadium. He made his full first team start against Dumbarton in the last league game of the 2014-15 season. Ross was awarded the Malcolm Szpera award for Endeavour at the 2014-15 Supporter's Club Awards.
He signed a new 2 year contract in May 2015 and made his first start of the 2015-16 season in a pre-season friendly against East Fife in July 2015. Ross made his first competitive start against Stenhousenuir in the Petrofac Cup game in August but the highlight of his 2015-16 season was his performance against Celtic in the League Cup where he gave Scott Brown a really hard game.
14. Iain Davidson
Born: 14th January 1984, Kirkcaldy
Home Sponsor: Alison & Jerry Fraser
Previous Clubs: Brechin City, Scarborough, Raith Rovers, Dundee
It's a welcome return to Iain Davidson, a member of the Raith Rovers Hall of Fame. 'Davo' originally joined Rovers in July 2004 and went on to make 290 appearances before leaving to join Dundee in May 2012 as the Dens Park men moved up to the Premier League. Davo played 75 times for Dundee before being released in May 2015, Davo is already proving be a valuable asset in Ray's team for 2015-16 season. He scored in the 2-1 League Cup win over Hamilton at the end of August 2015. In the game against Queen of the South on 12th December 2015 Davo broke his nose but played the following week against Morton despite the injury.
Davo extended his Rovers contract for two years in April 2016.
22. David Bates
Born: 5th October 1996, Kirkcaldy
Home Sponsor: Tom & Kitty Beaugie
One of four Academy graduates signed on a two-year apprenticeship in May 2013. David started against both Edinburgh City and against St. Johnstone in the first two friendlies of the 2014-15 season.
David went out on-loan to East Stirlingshire at the start of 2015 going on to make 17 appearances and scoring in the 1-5 defeat against Albion Rovers in the final game of the season.
David signed a new one-year contract in May 2015. He played the first three competitive games of the 2015-16 season keeping a clean sheet in each.
David went to Brechin City on-loan in September 2015 and made 10 appearances, scoring 1 goal, before being recalled by Ray McKinnon for Rovers cup visit to Elgin City at the end of November 2015 due to a number of injuries in the team. David has made 15 appearances in the 2015-16 season but picked up an injury in the Falkirk game in mid February and was out for a number of weeks.
David signed a one year contract extension in February 2016 which will see him stay at Stark's Park until summer 2017.
26. Jonny Court
Home Sponsor: Red Circle Communications
Jonny signed a two-year apprenticeship with Rovers on June 20th, 2014. He made a substitute appearance against Aberdeen in a pre-season friendly in July 2015. He is currently gaining valuable experience out on loan at East Stirling until January 2016. Jonny scored the SPFL 5000th goal on Saturday 17th October, 2015 when he scored for East Stirlingshire in their 2-0 win over Elgin City.
Jonny signed a one-year contract extension on 20th May 2016.
Scott began his career with Dundee although made his senior debut whilst on-loan at Peterhead in 2004. He went on to make over 100 appearances for the Dens Park club before moving to city rivals United in 2008. He stayed at Tannadice for four seasons, making over 100 appearances and picking up a Cup Winners medal in 2010. In July 2012 he signed a two year deal with Blackpool but the move did not go well and Scott was released from his contract in January 2013. Scott was signed for Hibernian by former manager Pat Fenlon on a two-and-a-half-year deal. He started 41 of Hibs’ 46 competitive matches in the season 2014-15 d and was their third-top-scorer, with six goals. Scott was released by Hibernian in the Summer 2015 and he signed for Romanian club Botosani in June 2015 although only made one appearance. Ray McKinnon snapped up the twice capped Scottish internationalist on 3rd October 2015 until the end of the season, but Scott extended that contract by a year in April 2016.
55. Craig Barr
Born: 29th March 1987, Edinburgh
Home Sponsor: The Hilliard Family
Away Sponsor: Rab More
Previous Clubs: Gretna, Queen of the South, Livingston, IFK Ostersund and Airdrieonians
Craig 'Mango' Barr joined Rovers on a pre contract agreement and finalised the move as the registration window opens. The experienced and versatile defender / midfielder ended this season with Airdrieonians, following a short spell with Swedish outfit Ostersunds. Craig previously spent a successful three year period at Livingston.
Craig grabbed the headlines in June 2014 when he officiated at his best friends wedding in New York after being ordained as a Humanist celebrant.
Craig spent the first half of the season on the Rovers treatment table and made his first team debut against Livingston at the end of February 2015 going on to make 13 appearances. He scored his first Rovers goal in the 1-3 defeat against Hearts in March 2015.
Craig signed a one-year contract extension in April which takes him through to the summer of 2016.
Craig has yet to start the 2015-16 season being hampered by injury but made a welcome return in Rovers 2-0 victory over Livingston on 20th February 2016. This was 'Mango's' first game since he played in the final game of the 2014-15 season against Dumbarton on 2nd May, 2015.
Craig returned from long term injury making his first appearance of the 2015-16 season in the 2-0 victory over Livingston on 20th February 2016.
On 20th May 2016 Craig signed a contract extension that could see him stay at the club until at least summer 2018.
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