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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 10 24
2 Raith Rovers 10 20
3 East Fife 10 19
4 Airdrieonians 10 13
5 Brechin City 10 13
6 Stranraer 10 12
7 Forfar Athletic 10 12
8 Stenhousemuir 10
9
9 Dumbarton 10 8
10 Montrose 10 8


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)
9 - Isaac Layne (STR)

10 - Luke Donnelly (STR)
11 - Grant Anderson (M/S)
12 - Ian Smith (MID)

13 - Lyle Avci (GK)
14 - Cameron Elliott (MID)
16 - Max Ashmore (MID)
17 - David Smith (D/M)
18 - Innes Cameron (STR)
19 - Ciaran Diver (STR)
20 - PJ Crossan (STR)

22 - Jamie Hamill (DEF)
23 - Adam Cummins (DEF)