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Club captain Steven Bell has joined League 1 leaders Ayr United on a deal until the end of the 2018/19 season.

The midfielder turned defender, who is 33 next month, initially joined us in October 2013 following a 3 year injury layoff.

Steven overcame this adversity to record over 150 appearances for Stranraer and helped us to back-to-back playoff finishes in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Bell described his feelings to the Daily Record website after exiting Stair Park.

He said: "It's difficult leaving Stranraer after a 5-1 defeat but I need to do what is best for me.

"They are lovely people there, many of whom will be lifelong friends. They have a small support but they are tightly knit."

We'll have further squad news in due course, along with all the latest from Stevie Farrell ahead of the trip to Hampden.

SPFL 3L1 6474

POS
TEAM PLD
PTS
1 Arbroath 21 52
2 Raith Rovers 21 39
3 East Fife 21 35
4 Forfar Athletic 21 33
5 Airdrieonians 21 30
6 Montrose 21 28
7 Stranraer 20 23
8 Dumbarton 21
19
9 Brechin City 20 19
10 Stenhousemuir 21 16


Fixtures

2018/19 Squad

1 - Max Currie (GK)
2 - Daniel Higgins (DEF)

3 - Chris McGowan (DEF)
4 - Andy McDonald (DEF)
5 - David Brownlie (DEF)
6 - Connor McManus (MID)
7 - Mark Lamont (MID)
8 - Kyle Turner (MID)
11 - Grant Anderson (M/S)
12 - Ian Smith (MID)

13 - Lyle Avci (GK)
14 - Cameron Elliott (MID)
17 - David Smith (D/M)
18 - Innes Cameron (STR)
20 - PJ Crossan (STR)

22 - Jamie Hamill (DEF)
23 - Adam Cummins (DEF)
24 - Conor O'Keefe (MID)