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 has established himself as the No. 1 choice for the season and is an ever-present in all competitive games in the 2015-16 season,
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.
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. Darren Petrie
Born: 26th July 1995, Stirling
Home Sponsor: Ian Ferguson
Previous Clubs: Dundee Utd, Brechin City (on-loan), Dumbarton (on-loan)
Rovers signed the talented 19 year old former Dundee United midfielder Darren Petrie on 1st June 2015.. Manager Ray McKinnon first worked with Darren when he impressed under the Scotland Under 17 set up before taking the youngster on loan to Brechin in 2013-14, where he made 24 appearances. In the season just ended, Dundee United farmed him out to Championship outfit Dumbarton.
Darren went out on loan on Friday 5th February to Albion Rovers on an emergency one-month loan.
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.
5. Lewis Toshney
Born: 26th April 1992, Dundee
Home Sponsor: Kevin, Briony and Georgia Coyle.
Away Sponsor: Jim & Graeme Paul
Previous Clubs: Celtic, Kilmarnock (on-loan), Dundee (on-loan), Ross County, Cowdenbeath
Lewis Toshney began his career at Celtic, making his first team debut in February 2011. He gained valuable Premier League experience on-loan at Kilmarnock and at Dundee and he joined Ross County at the start of last season. He made 9 first team appearances for the Dingwall club before joining Cowdenbeath in February 2015 following his release from Ross County on transfer deadline day. Lewis has been capped at Under 17, 19 and 21 levels for Scotland.
Lewis scored his first Rovers goal in the 1-0 victory over Dumbarton on 26th September 2015.
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.
7. Grant Anderson
Born: 20th August 1986, Rutherglen
Home Sponsor: Bryan Fisher
Previous Clubs: Stenhousemuir, Hamilton
After spending time with Kirkintilloch Rob Roy Grant joined Stenhousemuir where he made 35 apperances for the club scoring 7 goals. Grant moved to Hamilton in June 2011. He made 25 appearnces before moving back to Stenhousemuir on-loan where he finished the season scoring a goal in each of the last 3 games.
Grant joined Rovers in the Summer of 2012. He can play wide on either side of midfield although this season he has mainly played wide right.
Made 47 appearances in 2012-13 scoring 12 goals.
Signed new contract in May 2013. Scored the winning goal in the 3-2 win over Hibs at Easter Road in the Scottish Cup back in February 2014. Grant signed a new contract on 1st July 2014.
Grant has now made over 160 appearances for the club and is in the top 100 players all time appearances.
Ryan signed for Rovers on 3rd June 2015. He made 49 appearances for Alloa in season 2014-15 and made over 150 appearances in total for the Wasps in a four year spell at Alloa. Commenting on his second signing for the club manager Ray McKinnon enthused “Ryan is an outstanding technical football player. He’s an intelligent passer of the ball and will really suit the style I want us to play. I’m sure he will greatly benefit from full time training, and his experience will complement the younger players I’m also bringing in.”
Ryan scored his first Rovers goal from the penalty spot against Livingston in the first league game of the 2015-16 season.
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 looks to be out for much of the season.
11. Harry Panayiotou
Born: 28th October 1994, Leicester
Previous Clubs: Leicester City (current club)
Harry joined Rovers on a short term loan deal until the end of the 2015-16 season on Friday 29th January 2016.
Harry has been playing regularly for the Leicester City Under 21 team where he became their Player of the Year last season and also the Barclays U21 Player of the Month last March following a spell in which he netted 11 goals in 10 games. In addition to one first team appearance for the Foxes, Leicester born Harry has earned 6 caps for Saint Kitts and Nevis scoring 4 goals in the process including a hat-trick in the World Cup qualifiers against Turks and Caicos.
Harry has scored 10 goals for the Development team this season and we hope he will enjoy his spell in Kirkcaldy and can continue his goal scoring exploits with Rovers. Harry made his Rovers debut as a second half substitute against Rangers on Tuesday 2nd February 2016.
Harry was called up for international duty for St Kitts and Nevis in the 2016 Caribbean Cup which takes place from 26 – 29 March in Aruba.
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.
Thomas joined French side Bordeaux in 2005 and spent two years with them before moving to Germany with Kaiserslautern. In August 2008, Thomas had a trial with Wigan Athletic but joined Hamilton Accies. He signed for Colchester for a fee of £225,000, on 21 July 2009 but rejoined Hamilton Accies on loan in January 2010.Joel then signed a six-month contract in Greece for Ionikos FC the 27 January 2011. In June 2013, Thomas signed a contract for three years with Dinamo București. He had a brief spell with CA Bastia in 2015 and joined Rovers on 1st March 2016 until the end of the season. Joel has Kirkcaldy connections as his partner is from the town.
16. Ryan Hardie
Born: 17th March 1997, Stranraer
Previous Clubs: Rangers (Current club)
Ryan joined Rovers on-loan from Rangers on Friday 19th February. He made his debut coming on as a second half substitute against Livingston a day later.
Ryan made his Rangers debut at the Falkirk stadium on 23rd September 2014 although it was not until Stuart McCall took over the reigns at Ibrox that the player really made an impact. He scored goals in Rangers 3-1 victory away at Dumbarton in April 2015. Ryan has made four appearances for Rangers first team this season including a second half substitute appearance in Rangers 5-0 defeat of Rovers back in September 2015.
Ryan has also been capped for Scotland at both U17 and U19 level.
Ryan scored his first ever senior hat-trick for Rovers on Saturday 5th March in the 4-3 win over St. Mirren.
Ryan was called up to play for Scotland U19 in the UEFA European Under 19 Championship, Elite Round in Croatia, from 20th – 29th March.
On March 18th it was announced that Ryan's temporary loan deal was extended until the end of the current season.
17. Ross Laidlaw
Born: 12th July 1992, Livingston
Home Sponsor: Brian Stanley
Impressive young keeper who showed great promise and a safe pair of hands in his performances for the Under 19 side.
Ross made his first team debut for Rovers in a 5-0 win over Morton back in March 2012.
Ross has made a significant contribution in the 2012-13 season stepping in for the injured David McGurn and retaining his place with some confident performances well beyond his years. Ross made 7 first team appearances for Rovers in 2014-15, keeping two clean sheets and then spent the second half of the 2014-15 season on-loan at Elgin City. Ross signed a new deal on 26th June 2015 and made his first start of the 2015-16 season in a friendly against East Fife.
18. Aidan Connolly
Born: 15th August 1995, Dundee
Previous Clubs: Queen's Park, Dundee United
Son of Paddy Connelly, Aidan started his career at Queen's Park making his debut for the Spiders in November 2012 whilst still at school. A month later he was voted SFL Young Player of the Month. He moved to Dundee United in June 2013 and went out on-loan to Brechin City in September of that year. He made his first start for Dundee United in September 2014 in a Scottish League Cup tie against Hibernian. Aidan has also played for Scotland U-16 and U-19.
Aidan made his Rovers debut in the 0-0 draw against Dumbarton on January 23rd 2016 and scored his first Rovers goal in the 2-0 win over Livingston on 20th February 2016..
20. David McGurn
Born: 14th September 1980, Glasgow
Home Sponsor: Gordon Pringle
Away Sponsor: David Codd
Previous Clubs: Greenock Morton
Began his senior career with Morton in 2003 when he was signed by John McCormick from Hillend Boy’s Club.Spent much of season 2003/04 on the sub’s bench but was a regular first choice keeper when Jim McInally replaced McCormick.
Signed for Raith in May 2008 and played an important part in helping Rovers to the 2nd Division Championship 2008/09 and continues to be first choice at Stark’s Park.
David is one of the best shotstoppers in the league and in season 2011-12 made some unbelievable stops to help Raith steer away from the relegation zone.
David was awarded the Manager's Player of the Year and Supporter's Player of the Year for season 2011-12.
He signed a new one-year, part-time contract in June 2013. David tore his achilles tendon in the game against Morton in October 2013. He went through an intense rehabilitation programme and is expected to return to action in July 2014. Signed a new contract on May 30th 2014.
Davie missed the first part of the 2014-15 season but make a fantastic recovery and went on to make 26 appearances and a fantastic catalogue of saves throughout the season. His great efforts were rewarded with the Raith Rovers Supporter's Club award for Player of the Year and also the Player's Player of the Year award.
In April 2015 he penned a deal that extends his contract for at least a further two years, with an additional one year extension hopefully kicking in thereafter.
David is currently out on-loan at Stranraer.
21. Louis Longridge
Born: 3rd July 1991
Home Sponsor: Kathryn Anne Dow
Previous Clubs: Hamilton (current club)
Louis has joined Rovers on a standard loan from Hamilton Academical until the end of the 2015-16 season. He joined Accies from Harmony Row 4 years ago and has made 126 appearances for the team scoring 16 goals. His senior Hamilton debut was against Raith Rovers in a 2-1 league defeat back in April 2012. Louis has already made 15 first team league appearances in the Ladbrokes Premiership this season and also played against Rovers in the 2-1 League Cup defeat back in August 2015.
Louis made his Rovers debut in the 0-1 home defeat against Alloa Athletic on the 12th January 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 will be out for a number of weeks.
23. Rory McKeown
Born: 8th April 1993, Belfast
Home Sponsor: John Greer
Away Sponsor: David Greig
Previous Clubs: Kilmarnock, Cowdenbeath (loan)
Rory started his career as a youth team player for Ipswich Town. He went on to develop in the Ipswich under-18s and reserve teams before he was released in June 2011. He was signed by Kenny Shiels at Kilmarnock and scored on his competitive debut against Dundee United for the Rugby Park club. He joined Cowdenbeath on-loan in February 2014 and scored on his debut in their 2-0 victory over Dundee. His only other goal for Cowdenbeath was in the 2-1 win against Rovers back in April 2014. Signed for Rovers on June 23rd, 2014 and made his debut against Edinburgh City in a pre-season friendly on 9th July 2014.
Rory was an ever present in the 2014-15 season playing every minute of every league and cup fixture plus every friendly.
Rory scored his first Rovers goal in the 3-0 win against Albion Rovers in the Scottish League Cup August 2015.
24. Laurie Ellis
Born: 7th November 1979, Edinburgh
Previous Clubs: Links United, Raith Rovers, St Mirren, Raith Rovers, Cowdenbeath
Laurie was highly rated enough by the management team of Nicholl and Smith to be mentioned in first team contention within six months of signing. Ultimately he made 5 subs appearances before starting the last 4 games of the season.
In the process he established himself as one to watch in many fans' eye. Laurie started 1999-2000 as many people's choice for left back, but had to settle for a place on the sidelines as Greig McCulloch became the first choice left back, briefly. He only made a few appearances that season and new boss Peter Hetherston put him on the open to transfer list in the summer despite having a year left on his contract.
His attitude the following season though won over the boss and he started 27 matches with 4 subs appearances. He was then offered a new 2 year deal by Hetherston in the summer of 2001.
2001-2 was a mixed season for Laurie as he struggled to hold down a regular slot. His early season form was excellent but dipped a bit later on due to the in and out nature of his appearances.
A regular during the promotion winning season of 2002-3, Laurie enjoyed his best run of form in a Rovers jersey. However cost cuting led to his release in the summer of 2003 and he joined St Mirren on a 2 year deal.
On his second visit back to Stark's Park with Saints he was unfortunate enough to score an own goal in Rovers' 3-2 Bell's Cup win.
A regular in his first season with the Buddies, Laurie broke his leg just before Christmas 2003 but bounced back into the first team before the end of the season.
2004-5 saw fewer outings for Laurie with St Mirren but he did score against Rovers in April 2005.
Released by the Buddies in the summer of 2005, he was one of Gordon Dalziel's summer signings.
Virtually an ever present throughout Laurie had a steady season despite playing both at left-back and on the left of midfield. Discovered a previously hidden talent for scoring, netting 3 goals against Stirling Albion, Gretna and Dumbarton.
Off the park he coached the Rovers' U14s and also supported a number of Reclaim the Rovers events.
He was released by the club for a second time in the summer of 2006 and went on to enjoy spells with Cowdenbeath and Stirling Albion. Was re-signed by John McGlynn in May 2008 and made his 250th appearance for the club in a 3-1 victory over Queen of the South at Palmerston in August 2010
Marked his 300th appearance for the club by scoring the opening goal against Partick Thistle in October 2011.
Laurie received a serious injury in the match against Falkirk in April 2012 with his jaw being fractured in two places requiring two operations.
It is to Laurie's immense credit that he is back playing at his best in such a short period of time.
Laurie enjoyed a testimonial against Hearts back in July 2012 and made 23 league starts in 2012-13 season.
In total Laurie Ellis has made 395 appearances for Raith Rovers and is the 8th in the all-time appearances list.
Laurie continues to work as part of Ray McKinnon's backroom team.
25. Elliot Ford
Born: 26th May 1996, Kirkcaldy
Home Sponsor: Alex Allan
Away Sponsor: East Coast Properties
Elliot is a second year apprentice having spent the first year with Hearts.
Glenrothes boy who came through the ranks of Kirkcaldy’s St John’s youth teams.
Can play both full back positions but predominantly left sided currently.
Elliot signed a new one-year contract in May 2015.
He made a substitute appearance in the opening pre-season friendly of the 2015-16 season and made a first team start against a Celtic XI in July 2015.
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.
27. Kieran Campbell
Born: 20th April 1996, Falkirk
Home Sponsor: Bruce Mudie
Away Sponsor: Stewart & Audrey Arnott
Kieran signed a two-year apprenticeship with Rovers on June 20th, 2014. Made his debut in the friendly against Dundee in July 2015.
Rovers signed the former Partick Thistle player on Friday 26th June with manager Ray McKinnon going the extra mile by travelling to Gretna to meet English-born James, whose family is Preston-based, for signing talks.
James played for the Edinburgh University football side, while concentrating on his academic studies. He also turned out for the Scottish University side when they won the BUCS Home Nations Tournament. He was selected for the Great Britain University side at the 2011 Student Games in Japan, where the team finished runners-up.
James made 26 Premiership appearances for Partick last season, scoring twice.
He scored his first goal for Rovers in the pre-season friendly against Dundee and his first competitive goal was a brilliant strike in the 3-0 defeat of Alloa in August 2015.
James continues to score important goals for the club and scored the winning penalty against Morton at Cappielow on 18th December.
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.
31. Scott Law
Born: 6th June 1997
Scott signed a two-year apprenticeship with Rovers on June 20th, 2014. Scott was on the bench at the end of 2015 due to injury to Ross Laidlaw. His first bench appearance against Queen of the South on 12th December 2015. Scott has been on the bench a number of times towards the end of 2015 and the start of 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.
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