Team Pd GD Pt
1 Raith Rovers 28 16 53
2 Falkirk 28 36 52
3 Airdrieonians 28 11 48
4 Montrose 28 10 47
5 East Fife 28 8 45
6 Dumbarton 28 -9 38
7 Clyde 28 -8 34
8 Peterhead 27 -14 26
9 Forfar 28 -21 24
10 Stranraer 27 -29 16
Updated: 11th Mar

Players Retained and Released

Wednesday July 15th 2020

Rovers manager John McGlynn has been busy recently, making progress towards building a squad for the 2020 – 21 season that commences in October.

After a successful SPFL League 1 campaign in season 2019 – 20 that culminated in winning the league title, several of the squad were already in contract for the following season.

Of the remainder whose contracts are due to come to an end on 31st July 2020, the following details can now be confirmed:

Players Retained

Club Captain and central defender Kyle Benedictus has agreed a contract to the end of season 2021 – 22.

Left-sided defender and winner of 3 Player of the Year Awards for season 2019 – 20 Kieran MacDonald has extended his contract to the end of season 2021 – 22.

Kyle Benedictus

Kieran MacDonald

Experienced trio Iain Davidson, David McGurn Grant Anderson have all agreed contracts until the end of season 2020 – 21.

Iain Davidson

David McGurn

Grant Anderson

Ross Matthews is rewarded for his impressive displays in midfield last season, and is joined by Daniel Armstrong in commiting to the club until the end of the upcoming campaign.

Goalkeeper Robbie Thomson is also now contracted to the club for a third season, until the end of 2020 – 21.

Defender David McKay has also extended his stay at the Rovers (after 4 and a half years and almost 80 games) to the end of season 2020 – 21.

Ross Matthews

Dan Armstrong

Robbie Thomson

David McKay

 

Players Released

The following players have not been offered a contract for the new season: Michael Miller, Tony Dingwall, Joao Victoria & Lewis Allan leave with our best wishes for the future, and Thanks from all at the club for their contribution in their time at the Rovers.

Michael Miller

Tony Dingwall

Joao Victoria

Lewis Allan

 

Loans Ending, Transfers…. & Emigration!

The Loan deals for 3 players who arrived at Stark’s Park during last season have come to an end. We thank Ross Munro, Steven Anderson Steven MacLean for their valued contributions last season, and wish them good luck in their future careers.

As already reported, we said Farewell and Thank You to teenage striker Kieron Bowie, who completed his transfer to Fulham, on July 1st. He leaves with our best wishes for the future, and we look forward to seeing his career develop in London.

Finally, leaving the Rovers and emigrating to Australia is experienced striker John Baird, whose 3rd spell at the club ended with him scoring the match-winning goal v Forfar on 7th March that maintained our lead at the top of the League 1 table.

Ross Munro

Steven Anderson

Steven MacLean

Kieron Bowie - London bound

Kieron Bowie

John Baird

 

Craig Levein and Graeme Hogg both playing for Hearts against Rovers in a 'friendly' at Stark's Park were sent off in the 44th minute for fighting with each other.
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