There is a family connection to the club and some of our more mature supporters will recall Mark's father Ian, an industrious and strong tackling midfielder who also joined the Blues from Albion Rovers, in 1978 and made the last of his 80 appearances for Stranraer in 1982.
Another welcome addition to the squad, welcome to Stair Park Mark.
Welcome back to the club to all 5.
Ryan, 24, had been at East End Park since the age of 14. A product of Rosshall Academy and Harmony Row Boys Club, with 12 goals to his name he was Jim Jefferies' most used player in 2012-13 with 30 starts and 10 sub appearances. In 2013-14, a lack of strikers meant that Ryan was used as a stand in striker for most of the season.
Also a regular last term and with 142 appearances and 21 goals for the Pars as well as 15 appearances during a loan spell with Albion Rovers, he should prove a shrewd signing for the Blues.
A delighted Stephen Aitken confirmed the signing and added that he was extremely pleased that Andy had decided to return to the club and hoped that he would be able to continue from where he left off last time.