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