Rovers manager Barry Smith has added a new goalkeeper to the Rovers squad in the shape of Robbie Thomson.

The 25 year old has signed a 2 year deal, following in the footsteps of his father Scott who was of course between the sticks when the Rovers won the League Cup and played in the UEFA Cup in the 1990’s.

Robbie was released by SPFL Championship club Falkirk at the end of last season.

Having started his career in the Celtic youth system (joining the Glasgow giants aged 8), Robbie signed a 2 year pro contract in 2012 and was loaned out to Stenhousemuir and Airdrie in season 2012 – 13 playing a total of 18 games for the Warriors and the Diamonds.

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Robbie in action for Cowdenbeath at Stark’s Park in April 2015

He left Celtic to sign for Rochdale for the 2013 – 14 season, leaving at the end of that season due to lack of first team opportunities at Spotland, having only played once for The Dale. Cowdenbeath was his next port of call, where he linked up with former Rovers manager Jimmy Nicholl, playing 32 games in the SPFL Championship campaign and being voted the Supporters Player and Young Player of the season.

Season 2015 – 16 saw Robbie sign for Queen of the South where he played 30 games before Lee Robinson returned to Palmerston as first choice goalkeeper. On leaving Dumfries he joined Hamilton on a  short-term deal when 3 of their goalkeepers were injured, playing 1 game for the Accies.

On leaving Hamilton, Robbie signed for Falkirk; playing 27 games between January 2017 and May 2018.

Robbie talked to RaithTV after signing his contract.

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