Rovers manager John McGlynn has made a bold move to strengthen his squad with the signing today of Goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald on a 2 year contract.

The 34 year old stopper brings a wealth of experience from an 18 year professional career to Stark’s Park, having first worked with the manager when he joined the Hearts youth academy.

Since turning professional at Tynecastle, Jamie has played 392 matches – he signed for Hearts as a 16 year old academy player, joining from Musselburgh Athletic.

He first experienced playing in the SFL First Division (now the SPFL Championship) on loan at Queen of the South early in his career spending 18 months there and playing 56 games including the 2008 Scottish Cup Final.

He returned to Hearts and spent 6 years there, during which time he established himself as first choice ‘keeper, lifted the Scottish Cup, played at a packed Anfield v Liverpool in the Europa Cup (by which time John McGlynn was manager of the Gorgie outfit) and played in a League Cup Final.

Jamie left Tynecastle to sign for Falkirk in the SPFL Championship for 1 season during which he played in every league match for The Bairns as well as making another Scottish Cup Final appearance.

Jamie then spent a 5 year spell at Kilmarnock in the SPFL Premiership which ended in September 2019, when he joined Alloa in the SPFL Championship on loan in the final year of his Rugby Park contract.

Jamie talked exclusively to RaithTV about his career and the move to the Rovers:

Manager John McGlynn also took time to talk to RaithTV about the club’s new signing, and the transfer activity in preparation for the new season:

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