Raith Rovers have added a goalkeeper to the first team squad, and today welcomed Dean Lyness to Stark’s Park.

The 27 year old stopper joins on a contract to the end of season 2019-20 if the Rovers are promoted, and with loan ‘keepers Kieran Wright and Kevin Silva now back at Rangers and Hearts respectively will provide competition to Robbie Thomson.

A native of Birmingham, Dean most recently completed a stint at SPFL Premiership side St Mirren where he played 4 matches.

He started out as a trainee at English Championship side Birmingham City 10 years ago when Alex McLeish was in charge at St Andrews, and then spent a season at Hearts.

Dean was capped 4 times for England at Under 17 level in 2007 during his time at The Blues.

A loan spell to East Fife was followed by a free transfer to Kidderminster in the Blue Square Premier League where he made his first team debut in October 2011, followed by a move to Burton Albion in League 2 where he spent a total of 4 seasons.

Two short loan spells to League 1 side Blackpool followed, before a permanent transfer on a 1 year deal to Bloomfield Rd for season 2016-17.

On leaving Blackpool, Dean signed for Nuneaton, before leaving for Paisley after a short spell.


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