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.
Born: 22nd April 1986, Aberdeen
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Previous Clubs: Southampton, Blackpool, Ross County (on-loan), Livingston, Peterhead, Salisbury City, Eastbourne Bor
Although born in Aberdeen Stuart began his career at Southampton as a trainee. He moved to Blackpool in 2004-05 and made 11 appearances for the club before moving back to Scotland, first on loan at Ross County and then a permanent move to Livingston. He move to Salisbury City in 2009 but returned North to Peterhead before going back to Salisbury, helping them gain promotion to the Conference South.
Stuart was Grant Murray’s first signing as manager in July, 2012.
Born: 4th September 1993, Scotland
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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.
He featured in the pre-season friendlies at the start of the 2012-13 season and looks to be a real prospect for the future.
Born: 7th February 1987, Blackpool
Previous Clubs: Port Vale, Clyde, Airdrie Utd, Dunfermline
As a schoolboy Joe played for Lytham Juniors and Burnley before signing his first professional contract at Port Vale. He was with Port Vale for three years from August 2005 before going on-loan to Clyde in 2007-08. He made 10 appearances in the three months at Broadwood from September to November before returning to England after injury curtailed his time at Clyde.
He signed for Airdrie Utd in season 2008-09 and signed a pre contract with Dunfermline in January 2009. and went on to make 134 appearances and scored 24 goals for the club. He was an unfortunate victim of the redundancies made by the Pars following their financial difficulties. Joe is quick and skilful and can play on either side of the park.
Former Dunfermline player who joined Rovers just before the transfer deadline in January 2005.
Played twice for the Pars' top team in 2003-4 before joining Berwick on loan for 3 months in 2004-5, making 12 first team appearances for the Borderers and scoring twice.
Released by the Pars when his loan expired.
Scored twice on his debut against Clyde and netted a further two goals in the remainder of the season.
Offered a new deal in the summer of 2005 and signed up for a year in June.
Spent the first part of 2005/6 on loan at Arbroath but returned to Stark's during the transfer window. First team opportunities though were limited and he wasn't helped by a nasty bout of flu which kept him out for 2-3 weeks just as he appeared to be breaking back into the team.
Was released in the summer of 2006 without adding to his 4 goals from the previous season having made 18 first team appearances in total. Pat joined newly promoted Cowdenbeath and after stints with Clyde, Dundee and Dunfermline, he re-joined Rovers on a temporary transfer on 1st January 2012. Pat made his move to Stark's Park a permanent one, when he signed a permanent contract in May 2012.
Born: 9th January 1994, Edinburgh
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One of five young players whose performances in the youth sides earned him promotion to the senior squad with a full-time contract in June 2010. Impressive performances during the pre-season and start of 2011/2012 resulted in him being offered a contract extension in August 2011 that will see him at Stark's Park until the summer of 2014.
Reece made the right back position his own from the start of last season and was a regular for the first 6 months of the season showing a maturity beyond his age. He made the transition into the first team really well and shows a great appetite for the game.
He was voted Young Player of the Year for season 2011-12.
Born: 7th November 1979, Edinburgh
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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
Born: 7th July 1992, Glasgow
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Previous Clubs: Greenock Morton, East Stirling (Loan).
The Glasgow born striker made his senior début for Greenock Morton in April 2006 in a 2-0 victory over Forfar Athletic at Station Park.
He spent the 2008–09 season on loan at East Stirlingshire and scored 15 goals before returning to Cappielow, and he capped his 6 year stay at Greenock with what was arguably his best season in a Morton strip, by scoring 11 goals in season 2010-11.
Signed on a two year contract in May 2011.
He formed a promising partnership up front with John Baird last season and knows his way to goal. He scored his first goals at Stark's Park with a hatrick against Cowdenbeath in the Fife Cup Final and ended last season with 11 league goals including a hattrick against Falkirk in the second last game of the season.
Brian has continued his goalscoring feats this season remaining the leagues top scorer for most of the 2012-13 season.
Born: 25th February 1984, Bellshill
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Previous Clubs: Hearts, Leicester, Livingston
27 year old Joe had a spell as a teenager playing for East Stirlingshire Boys Club until he joined the youth development scheme at Hearts, graduating from there to the youth academy in 2000. Known as a hard working and tricky winger, he was promoted in April 2002 to the first team squad after major roles in the Under-18's and Under-21's and featured in the side that won the Youth League championship in season 2000–01.
Hamill was on the fringes of the first team squad in season 2002–03, however during the following season he started to play more games for the first team, making 20 competitive appearances. He also obtained a massive confidence boost when, in May 2004, he scored the only goal in a SPL match against Rangers at Ibrox.
During the 2004–2005 season, Hamill gained competitive European experience by playing during the Tynecastle outfit's UEFA Cup campaign. He also scored the winner in the Edinburgh derby against Hibernian in the same week his manager Craig Levein quit the club to go take charge of Leicester City in the English Coca-Cola Championship.
In August 2005, Hamill was signed by his former Hearts boss Craig Levein for Leicester, joining former Jambo team-mates Mark de Vries, Alan Maybury and Patrick Kisnorbo. He scored his first goal for the club after 37 minutes of his debut in a Carling Cup defeat of Bury and made his league debut a week later, coming off the bench in the 1–1 draw away to Hull City.
He left Leicester in July 2006 and joined Livingston on a free transfer and recently spent some time on loan to Ostersunds in Sweden.
Former member of the very successful Falkirk Under 19 side, signed for Alloa in July 2004 before moving to Cowdenbeath where he won Players’ Player of the year and Fans’ Player of the year awards and a Third Division championship medal. After three seasons at Central Park, he returned to Alloa, and signed for Rovers in the summer of 2009. Dougie is a no-nonesense central defender who always gives 100% and stepped in to the role vacated by Mark Campbell extremely well. Dougie turned full-time in 2010 but returned to part-time, signing a new one-year contract in May 2012. Dougie scored in the first two competitive games of the 2012-13 season and has contributed goals throughout the campaign.
Born: 12th July 1992, Livingston
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Impressive young keeper who has shown great promise and a safe pair of hands in his performances for the Under 19 side. Regular No2 to David McGurn.
He 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.
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Another product of Rovers' Youth Academy whose impressive performances for the Under 19s alerted John McGlynn to his talents and his promotion to the first team squad.
Born: 6th April 1985, Edinburgh
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Previous Clubs: St. Johnstone, Clyde, St. Mirren, Dundee, Ayr United
Eddie began his career at St. Johnstone making a number of appearances before moving to Clyde in a swap deal for ex-Rover Kevin Fotheringham in the summer of 2004. He was an integral part of that Clyde team and scored the decisive goal in the 2-1 shock cup defeat of Celtic in January 2006. He moved on to St. Mirren but never settled, eventually making the move to Dens Park where he stayed for nearly 3 seasons. Following instability at the Dundee club he was released in the Summer of 2010. He made brief appearances for Morton and Berwick before finally signing for Ayr United in September 2010 were he went on to make 75 appearances.
Eddie signed for Rovers in the summer on 2012 and has already proved his versatility playing at both left-back and in the centre of defence.
Born: 14th September 1980, Scotland
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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 May 2012.
Born: 27th June 1982, Wolfenbuttel, West Germany
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Previous Clubs: Wimbledon, Stenhousemuir (loan), Clyde, St. Johnstone, Motherwell, Hamilton
Joined Clyde on-loan in as a Wimbledon Youth player in 2001 and won Young Player of the Year in his first season. He made the move permanent in May 2002 and went on to make nearly 100 appearances before joining St. Johnstone in 2005. He spent 2 seasons up at Perth and then had a very brief spell at Motherwell before joining Hamilton where he played over 150 times for the club scoring 29 goals from a more advanced, midfield, role. Simon was released by Hamilton in the summer 2012 and had a brief trials with Morton and Stevenage and also considered a move to Azerbaijan before joining Rovers.
Born: 29th August 1975, Edinburgh
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Previous Clubs: Hearts, St Johnstone, Partick Thistle, Kilmarnock
Initially signed on a two year player contract in July 2009. Grant is a very versatile player who has played in many position across the back four as well as midfield. He began his career at Hearts, signing for the Edinburgh club in season 1996/97. In 2001 he moved to St Johnstone, and after two seasons at McDiarmid Park he signed for Partick Thistle. He moved to Kilmarnock in 2006 and was released in June 2009.
John McGlynn installed Grant as club captain for season 2011-12. He was voted the Player's Player of the Year for season 2011-12.
With John McGlynn's departure to Hearts Grant's leadership qualities, experience and contribution to the club made him an obvious choice for the Board of Director's as the next club manager and he signed on a 2-year contract in July 2012.
Born: 6th July 1992, Dunfermline
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Previous Clubs: Alloa, Celtic, Hamilton (on-loan)
20 year-old Greig began his senior career with Alloa Athletic before signing for Celtic. He joined Hamilton on loan at the start of last season, where he regularly featured in the first team scoring 5 goals in the process.
Greig has quickly demonstrated that he is a natural goalscorer and regularly contributes to the goal tally. He was Grant Murray’s second signing of the summer, 2012.
Born: 26th July 1987, Edinburgh
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Previous Clubs: Hearts
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.
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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, and is one of a crop of promising youngsters available to Grant Murray this season.
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.
Born: 3rd January 1986, Edinburgh
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Previous Clubs: Livingston
Signed on an emergency temporary transfer for one month from Livingston in October 2007. Made his debut as a second half sub against Alloa and went on to make six appearances before returning to Almondvale. Returned to Kirkcaldy when John McGlynn signed him on a permanent deal in June 2008. Allan played in every league game in season 2011-12.
Allan's popularity in the dressing room and consistant performances was rewarded by manager Grant Murray when he was rewarded with the club captaincy for season 2012-13.
Scored Rovers only goal at Parkhead in the League Cup tie back in September 2012.
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Another young player who graduated from the Raith Rovers Youth Academy.
Seventeen year old Jamie Watson has worked hard and earned the opportunity to progress as a Full Time Apprentice.
He signed a two year contract in June 2012.
John McGlynn said when signing both Jamie and Liam Gordon “The two lads have shown a lot of promise whilst playing in the youth set up and now have the chance to develop even further by coming in full time for 2 years.”
Born: 31st August 1993, Glasgow
Previous Clubs: Motherwell
Josh joined Rovers on 5th March, 2013 on-loan from Motherwell. He joined Motherwell at 9 years old and has been with the club ever since although he recently spent time with Airdrie as the player sought first time football. In fact his second goal for Airdrie was the opening goal in the cup-tie at Stark's Park which Rovers went on to win 4-3 in extra time (lucky for him!!!). Josh has impressed both management and the fans with his direct style of play.
Back Row (Left to right): Grant Anderson, Ross Callachan, Pat Clarke, Ross Laidlaw, Jason Thomson, Lewis Vaughan, Liam Gordon. Middle Row: Gordon McEwan(physio), Scott Main, Brian Graham, Colin Wilson, David McGurn, Stuart Anderson, Dougie Hill, Greig Spence, Brian Marr(Kit Manager). Front Row: Paul Smith(Assistant Manager), Reece Donaldson, Joe Hamill, Laurie Ellis(Player/First Team Coach), Grant Murray(Manager), Allan Walker, Jamie Watson, Eddie Malone, Wayne Henderson(Goalkeeping Coach).
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