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, He was awarded both the Manager's and Player's Player of the Year trophies for 2015-16.
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
Away Sponsor: Bryan Fisher
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.
3. Kevin McHattie
Born: 15th July 1993, Glenrothes
Home Sponsor: John Greer
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 is a local lad and went to Auchmuty High School in Glenrothes and his family are all Rovers supporters.
Kevin made his Rovers debut in a 2-0 defeat against Forfar Athletic in a pre-season friendly on 28th June, 2016.
4. Ross Callachan
Born: 4th September 1993, London
Home Sponsor: Grace Fowlie and Laurie Hendry
Away Sponsor: Scott Clachers
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.
Ross has recently made his 150th first team appearance for the club when he played against Partick Thistle on 5th July 2016.
5. Jean-Yves M'voto
Born: 6th September 1988, Paris
Home Sponsor: David Greig
Away Sponsor: John & Philip Drysdale
Having originally been on the books of Paris Saint-Germain until the age of 20, Jean-Yves most recently starred for Polish second tier side WKS Zawisza Bydgoszcz SA, since he joined them in January 2016 following a brief loan spell with English League 2 side Leyton Orient.
Manager Gary Locke has tracked the player’s progress for some time, having previously watched him several times when he appeared regularly for League 1 sides Oldham Athletic, Barnsley and Southend United between 2009 and 2015 scoring 11 goals in 167 matches.
Jean-Yves made played as a trialist for Rovers against Arbroath on 9th July, 2016 and made his official debut as a Rovers player in the Betfred League Cup tie against Ross County on 23rd July, 2016.
Following a seven year period at Dundee, 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.
Although Kyke only joined the Rovers at the start of the 2015-16 campaign, the central defender has already made his 50th appearance for the club in the game against Ross County last Saturday.
He made his first team debut in the pre-season friendly against Hearts on 7th July 2015. It wasn’t long before Kyle got himself on the Rovers scoresheet when he scored the second goal in a 3-0 victory over Albion Rovers at Stark’s Park in the first round of the League Cup. In total, Kyle scored an impressive 5 goals last season and has already got his tally for this season off and running with the opening goal against Cove Rangers in the Betfred League Cup match.
He signed a one year contract extension in early 2016 that will see him stay at Stark's Park until summer 2017.
7. Chris Johnston
Born: 3rd September 1994, Irvine
Home Sponsor: Ian Ferguson
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 and scored his first goal for the club in the friendly against Brechin on 2nd July.
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.
Scott's start to the 2016-17 season has been so far hampered by injury.
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 both 2014-15 and 2015-16 with 10 goals in each 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.
Lewis has started the 2016-17 season playing in every game and notching 2 goals in the pre-season friendlies and 2 goals in the Betfred League Cup.
11. Bobby Barr
Born: 23rd June 1988, Glasgow
Home Sponsor: Raith Rovers Supporters Club
Away Sponsor: Fifes Finest
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.
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
Away Sponsor: Andy & Lesley Mill
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.
15. Yaw Osei
Born: 19th February 1998, Swaziland
Home Sponsor: Neeburs O' Geordie Munro
Away Sponsor: Rovers Down South
Previous Clubs: Reading Academy
Yaw is a former English Southern League player, who was registered with Chalfont St Peter until recently. The 18-year old was born in Swaziland but also holds a Ghanaian passport. The striker is a graduate from the John Madejski Academy at Reading. Yaw signed for Rovers on July14th, 2016 and made his Rovers debut coming on as a second half substitute against Cove Rangers on Friday 15th July 2016. He scored for Rovers against Arbroath in a pre-season friendly whilst playing as a trialist.
16. Joel Coustrain
Born: 22nd January 1996, Ardnacrusha, Ireland
Home Sponsor: Shona Ballantyne
Away Sponsor: David Greig
Previous Clubs: Sheffield United Academy
20-year old Irish midfielder Joel has represented Republic of Ireland at various youth levels up to Under 19s and he has bagged 5 international goals. He was previously on the books of Sheffield United and gaffer Gary Locke swooped to sign the talented youngster, following his release from the Blades a couple of weeks ago. Joel made his Rovers debut coming on as a second half substitute against Cove Rangers on Friday 15th July, 2016.
17. Aaron Lennox
Born: 19th February 1993, Sydney, Australia
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.
He made his Rovers debut coming on for Kevin Cuthbert at half-time in the first pre-season friendly of the 2016-17 season against Forfar Athletic.
18. Scott Roberts
Born: 15th March 1996, Glasgow
Away Sponsor: Douglas Roberts
Previous Clubs: Rangers (current club)
Scott is currently on-loan from Rangers where he made over 60 appearances for their Development team over the last three seasons. He scored a first half hat-trick against Falkirk in February 2016 in the Development League.
Rangers have high hopes for the promising youngster and the head of their academy Craig Mulholland felt that first team football in the Championship would benefit the youngster rather than continuing to play Development football.
Seven times capped Rudi needs no introduction to Scottish football fans following his exploits most notably in two spells with Hearts where he scored 41 goals in 93 matches. He also earned two Scottish Cup winners medals with the Tynecastle club in 2005-06 and 2011-12. He scored in both finals.
In July 2006 he linked up with his old Hearts manager George Burley at Southampton in a deal worth £1.6 million and played a lot of his games there at left back where he replaced Gareth Bale after his move to Tottenham Hotspur.
Declan McManus is no stranger to trophies in the last couple of years. He was voted the Division One Player of the Year for 2015 as he helped Morton to promotion to the Championship having won the 2014-15 Division One title. Declan scored 23 goals including an amazing run of 11 goals in 12 games at the end of the season. Declan was also voted Ladbrokes Championship Player of the Month for February 2016.
He has represented Scotland at U18, U19 & U21 level.
He started his career at Aberdeen making his first team debut in April 2012 and had loan periods at both Alloa and Morton in subsequent seasons before moving to Fleetwood Town in 2015. He had another loan period with Morton last season but was keen to try something new this season.
He made his Rovers debut on 23rd July against Ross County in the Betfred League Cup Group stage match up at Dingwall. He created the Rovers goal and scored the 5th penalty in the shootout after the game finished 1-1.
21. Jordan Thompson
Born: 3rd January 1997, Belfast
Previous Clubs: Rangers (current club)
Jordan started his career at Manchester United spending 4 years at the club. He moved to Rangers in the summer of 2015 and made his debut against Alloa on 7th November 2015. Jordan is very highly regarded by the Ibrox management team, and his progress to becoming a member of the Premiership side’s first team squad is clear evidence that he is seen by Mark Warburton and David Weir as a potential emerging star. He is capped at U17 & U19 level for Northern Ireland.
He joined Rovers on 5th August on loan until January 2017. He made his Rovers debut on 6th August in the 2-0 win over Ayr United.
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.
He was voted Young Player of the Year for 2015-16.
David signed a one year contract extension in February 2016 which will see him stay at Stark's Park until summer 2017.
On 5th August 2016 David went on-loan to Rangers until January 2017.
22. Conor Brennan
Born: 30th March 1994, Northern Ireland
Previous Clubs: Kilmarnock
Rovers completed the signing of Northern Ireland U21 and Kilmarnock goalkeeper Conor Brennan (22) on 27th August 2016. He signed on a short term deal until January 2017.
Conor gained Premiership experience with Kilmarnock playing 7 times for the Rugby Park side and also played briefly for Stranraer during a loan spell in 2015-16. He has also earned no fewer than 13 Under 21 caps for Northern Ireland.
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 was awarded the Malcolm Szpera Award for 2015-16.
Jonny signed a one-year contract extension on 20th May 2016.
27. James Berry
Born: 11th June 1999, Kirkcaldy
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.
28. Ryan Stevenson
Born: 18th January 1999, Falkirk
Ryan is a graduate from the Fife Elite Academy and signed a two year modern apprenticeship with Rovers on 24th May, 2016.
Ryan was originally at Syngenta Boys Club before joining Hearts and playing for all age groups from U-10 through to U-17's. When he was released at Christmas 2015 he joined the Fife Elite Academy.
29. David McKay
Born: 17th June 1998, Livingston
David has hugely impressed the management team in the 2014-15 season, both in Development matches in which he featured as a trialist and in training. Released last summer by Hibernian after 4 years on their books as a youth player, David came to previous First Team / Development Coach Laurie Ellis’ attention and he was initially invited to join training sessions. When he was pitched in to action with our U20 Development Squad he shone out as an excellent prospect and the management team have moved swiftly to secure his signature.
30. Andreas Thorsen
Previous Clubs: Hong Kong Football Club, Hong Kong Dragons
Andreas, was picked up through Assistant Manager Darren Jackson’s extensive contacts network, and has done enough to persuade the management team that he is worthy of a contract, and his development will be monitored closely by Craig Easton in the season ahead.
The young Dane has played for Hong Kong Football Club and Hong Kong Dragons having previously spent a year in Denmark at Oure Football Academy.
He has previously had trials with both St. Johnstone and Rangers.
55. Craig Barr
Born: 29th March 1987, Edinburgh
Home Sponsor: Jim & Graeme Paul
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. Craig has been battling injury at the start of this season and only featured in two of the pre-season friendlies so far.
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