Date of birth: 7/12/1998
Place of birth: Irvine
Previous clubs: Kilmarnock, Dalry Thistle
Chris is a talented defender who joined the Blues' youth setup in 2014 after 7 years at Kilmarnock.
The youngster, who can play at left back, centre back or midfield, shone for Stranraer under 20s in 2016/17. He was rewarded with a late cameo for the first team against East Fife on the last day of the season, having already gained first team experience on loan at Dalry Thistle.
Stevie Farrell offered McGowan a first team contract for 2017/18, and he will look to further his development at Stair Park as captain of the Blues' development side.