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Powerful striker Isaac Layne has signed for Stranraer following a successful trial spell.


Still just 23, Layne is entering his fifth season in Scottish football, having arrived at Alloa Athletic in January 2015 following spells at Southend United and Hayes & Yeading.

A product of the youth system at English Championship side Brentford, Layne has significant physical attributes which make him a handful for any defence.

He joins us after a year in the Scottish Championship with Brechin City, and despite scoring two goals as a trialist in Saturday's friendly win over Cumbernauld Colts, he has been on the Blues' radar for some time.

Director of Football Stuart Millar spoke to the club website this afternoon to explain how the deal came about.

He said: "In terms of strikers, Isaac was our first choice target at the end of the season.

"However, he had other options, including interest from a few teams down south.

"We are delighted he has chosen to sign for Stranraer, and I would like to thank the committee for their support."

Layne goes straight into the squad for Tuesday night's friendly at home to Ayr United, which kicks off at 7.30pm.

SPFL 3L1 6474

POS
TEAM PLD
PTS
1 Arbroath 25 59
2 Raith Rovers 25 43
3 Forfar Athletic 26 43
4 East Fife 23 38
5 Montrose 26 35
6 Airdrieonians 26 31
7 Dumbarton 25 27
8 Stranraer 24 27
9 Brechin City 24 25
10 Stenhousemuir 24 22


Fixtures

2018/19 Squad

1 - Max Currie (GK)
3 - Chris McGowan (DEF)
4 - Andy McDonald (DEF)
5 - David Brownlie (DEF)
6 - Connor McManus (MID)
7 - Mark Lamont (MID)
8 - Kyle Turner (MID)
9 - Joao Victoria (STR)
10 - Ali McCann (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)