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Current squad

1 - Max Currie (GK)


Max Currie

Position: Goalkeeper
Date of birth: 3 March 1997
Place of birth: Glasgow
Previous clubs: Motherwell

Home: GT Mortgages
Away: Cathy Frank
3rd: Andrew Barber

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Joining us in summer 2015, Max made his competitive first team debut at Stenhousemuir in December of that year, before taking all the plaudits with a man of the match performance in a Scottish Cup tie against Celtic in January 2016.

The young goalkeeper deputised for Cameron Belford in the Betfred Cup at the start of the 2016/17 season, and added to this with a handful of cup appearances in 2017.

Had a short spell on loan at Cumbernauld Colts in December 2017 before being recalled after the departure of Belford.

Staked his claim number one jersey with a string of impressive performances in 2018 and 2019 and looks to have a bright future in the game.

2 - Scott Robertson (DEF)


Scott Robertson

Position: Defender
Date of birth: 26/11/87
Place of birth: Irvine
Previous clubs: Arbroath, Partick Thistle, Fram Reykjavic, Stirling Albion, Queen of the South, Airdrieonians

Home: Euan Home
Away: Ali Binnie
3rd: Peter Cummins

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Capable of playing in any defensive role, Robbo scooped up several Player of the Year Awards in his long first spell at the club for his consistency and versatility.


A firm favourite with supporters, he returned from a season at Airdrie in summer 2019 and is set to break the 200 appearance mark this coming season.

3 - Jordan Allan (DEF)


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Position:
 Defence
Date of birth: 7/2/1995
Place of birth:Glasgow
Previous clubs: Dundee United, Albion Rovers, Morton, Montrose, Derry City, Coleraine, Elgin City, Stirling Albion

Home: Mitchell Ross
Away: Robert, Craig and Chloe Rice
3rd: Available

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Jordan Allan started his career as a forward before evolving over the years into a left-sided player, playing most of his football at full back.

Although still only 24, the defender has a considerable amount of first team experience on both sides of the North Channel.

Starting out in the youth ranks at Dundee United, he made his first senior appearances for Albion Rovers, before spells at Greenock Morton and Montrose.

He then spent a year and a half across the water, turning out for League of Ireland Premier Division club Derry City and NIFL Premiership side Coleraine.

The defender has been a first team regular at League 2 level with Elgin City and Stirling Albion since returning to Scotland in 2017, and will now look to help shore up Stranraer's defence in League 1.

4 - Adam Cummins (DEF)


Adam Cummins

Position: Defender
Date of birth: 3 March 1993
Place of birth: Liverpool
Previous clubs: Everton, Motherwell, Dundee, Ayr United, Stirling Albion, Bangor City, Queen's Park

Home: Mike Cummins
Away: Mike Cummins
3rd: Adam Fletcher

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Adam joined us in summer 2018 from Queen's Park, having scored an impressive 10 goals in 2017/18 on the way to being crowned their supporters' Player of the Year.

The Liverpool native spent his early career at Goodison Park, before moving north to make 33 top-flight appearances for the Steelmen.

The defender gained further first team experience on loan at Dundee, Ayr United and Stirling Albion, and spent a year in Wales with Bangor City after leaving Fir Park on a permanent basis in 2015.

Adam made 31 appearances for the Blues in 2018/19 before signing on again for a second season.

5 - Lee Hamilton (DEF)


Lee Hamilton

Position:
 Defender
Date of birth: 15/9/95
Place of birth: -
Previous clubs: Stirling Albion, Bo'ness United, Berwick Rangers

Home: Stranraer FC eBay Shop
Away: Robert, Craig and Chloe Rice
3rd: Available

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Despite having his best years still ahead of him, Lee Hamilton has made over 150 appearances in senior football.

The defender spent 6 seasons at Forthbank either side of a single year at Berwick Rangers, and can play across the back four.

6 - Connor McManus (DEF/MID)


Connor McManus

Position
: Midfielder

Date of birth: 29 February 1996
Place of birth: N/A
Previous clubs: Celtic, Alloa Athletic, Queen of the South, Greenock Morton, East Fife

Home: Janet Thomson
Away: Douglas Ritchie
3rd: Available

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Connor McManus arrived at Stair Park in summer 2018 after six month spells at Greenock Morton and East Fife, having departed Celtic in 2017.

The midfielder spent twelve years in the Hoops' academy, gaining first team experience with spells on loan to Alloa Athletic and Queen of the South.

McManus has been a key figure since joining Stranraer, missing just two games through injury.

In addition to pulling the strings and picking passes in the Blues’ midfield, he has performed admirably in defence and is more than capable of pulling double duty when required.

7 - James Hilton (MID)


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Position
: Midfielder

Date of birth: 2 November 1997
Place of birth: -
Previous clubs: Ayr United, Girvan, Cumnock, Hurlford United

Home: Sharon Hilton
Away: Millennium FC
3rd: Bill and Rhuri Paton

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Local lad James Hilton joined us in June 2019 following a number of years at Ayr United, including loan spells at junior sides Girvan, Cumnock and Hurlford United.

"Jinky" was part of our youth setup before making the move to Somerset Park, where he made his senior debut.

A tricky winger, Hilton scored 9 goals in 24 appearances at Hurlford last term, and will now look to gain further first team experience at Stair Park.

8 - Grant Gallagher (MID)


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Position:
 Midfield
Date of birth: 11/1/91
Place of birth: rvine
Previous clubs: Celtic, Dumbarton, Airdrieonians

Home: Claire Fergusson
Away: Pogo and Rhys Paterson
3rd: David Stevenson

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A veteran with over 200 Stranraer appearances to his name, Grant Gallagher is in his second spell at the club having returned in summer 2019.

Gal joined us in 2010 and spent 5 seasons with the Blues, narrowly missing out on promotion before leaving for Dumbarton in 2015.

The defender turned midfielder scored his only goal of last season against us for Airdrieonians in November 2018 at Stair Park, but will be back in the blue jersey again this season.

9 - Mark Stewart (STR)


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Position:
 Striker
Date of birth: 22/6/88
Place of birth: Glasgow
Previous clubs: Falkirk, Bradford City, Hamilton Accies, Dundee, Kilmarnock, Derry City, Raith Rovers, Dumbarton, Stirling Albion

Home: Alex Smith
Away: Available
3rd: Available

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Celtic youth product Mark Stewart finally returned to Stair Park on 1 June 2019, many years after a prolific spell on loan from Falkirk back in 2007/08.

The 31 year old marksman has a wealth of experience in Scottish football having featured for clubs in all four senior divisions.

10 - Leon Murphy (MID)


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Position:
 Midfielder
Date of birth: 18/4/99
Place of birth: Ayr
Previous clubs: Ayr United, Glenafton Athletic

Home: Anthony and Joan Cottam
Away: Available
3rd: Available

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Midfielder Leon Murphy joined us from Ayr United in June 2019 on an initial loan until January.

Murphy has made 11 appearances for Ayr, and was a regular at junior side Glenafton Athletic in 2018/19, chipping in with 4 goals.

11 - Ian Smith (MID)


Ian Smith

Position
: Midfielder

Date of birth: 8 May 1998
Place of birth: N/A
Previous clubs: Hearts, Dundee, Edinburgh City

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Home: The Young family
Away: Available
3rd: Available

Former Hearts and Dundee youth prospect Ian Smith is the younger brother of fellow Blues player David Smith.

Ian joined us after impressing on trial in summer 2018 following a six month loan stint at Edinburgh City, but his first season at Stair Park was curtailed by injury.

The left-footed midfielder impressed enough in the first half of his debut campaign to earn a deal for 2019/20.

12 - Carlo Pignatiello (MID)


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Position: Midfielder
Date of birth: 16 January 2000
Place of birth: Glasgow
Previous clubs: Rangers, St Mirren, Livingston, BSC Glasgow

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Home: Stephen Steele
Away: Steven Hardie
3rd: John Hendry

Carlo Pignatiello joined us from Livingston in summer 2019.

Carlo - who can play through the middle or out wide - was with Rangers as a youngster, before joining Livingston's youth setup after a year at St Mirren. 

Last season, he was part of the Livi U20s side which knocked Forfar out of the IRN-BRU Cup, before spending the rest of the campaign at BSC Glasgow.

The attacking midfielder scored 3 goals during his loan spell - one of which helped the club eliminate Cumbernauld Colts from the Scottish Cup - and was voted the Lowland League challengers' Young Player of the Year.

14 - Cameron Elliott (MID/STR)


Cameron Elliott

Position
: Midfielder

Date of birth: 27 May 1999
Place of birth: N/A
Previous clubs: St Mirren, Beith Juniors

Home: John Elliott
Away: Available
3rd: Available

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Cameron is a talented youngster who made his Blues debut against Dumbarton on 6 October 2017, replacing Paul Woods as a late substitute.

After spending 5 years in the youth setup at St Mirren, the midfielder moved to local club Beith Juniors where he made 9 first team appearances, scoring once.

Having been a regular scorer for Stranraer's U20s development side, his prolific form was rewarded by a call-up to the first team.

Got off the mark with a stunning goal against Brechin to secure safety for Stranraer, and is now
 challenging for a regular starting place as he continues his impressive development.

17 - David Smith (DEF)

David Smith

Position
: Defender/Midfielder

Date of birth: 1 March 1993
Place of birth: Glasgow
Previous clubs: Hearts, Raith Rovers, Falkirk, Dumbarton

Home: Alastair Thomson
Away: Michael Watson
3rd: Available

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David joined us following his Dumbarton exit in summer 2018, having moved into a right back role after playing most of his career primarily as a winger.

He spent three seasons at Hearts, including spells on loan at Raith Rovers, before moving on to Falkirk on a permanent basis.

A decorated youth international, Smith boasts Scotland caps at U16, U17, U19 and U21 level, and only failed to score in the oldest age group.

Having recorded 200 senior appearance in the top two tiers of Scottish football, David made 39 starts in his first season at Stair Park– the fourth most of anyone in the squad.

18 - David Dangana (STR)


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Position: Striker
Date of birth: 1 April 2000
Place of birth: Nigeria
Previous clubs: Aberdeen

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Home: Available
Away: GT Mortgages
3rd: Available

David Dangana recently signed a new deal at Aberdeen alongside his brother Michael, and joined us on loan this past summer.

The striker moved to the Granite City from Nigeria at the age of four and was selected for the Aberdeen U20s squad at the age of just 15.

David has been included in the Dons' first team matchday squad on 3 occasions, and scored 9 goals in 22 appearances for Aberdeen's reserves last season.

21 - Dale Burgess (GK)


Dale Burgess

Position
: Goalkeeper

Date of birth: 13/04/94
Place of birth: Paisley
Previous clubs: Renfrew Victoria Boys' Club, Dalry Thistle, Renfrew FC

Home: Bill Paton
Away: Available
3rd: Available

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Dale Burgess joined us in summer 2019 after spending five seasons with junior side Renfrew FC, where he played alongside former Blues Ryan Borris and David McKenna.

The shot-stopper is well regarded in the junior game, and will look to develop further and gain senior experience ar Stair Park.

22 - Jamie Hamill (DEF)


Jamie Hamill

Position
: Defender/Midfielder

Date of birth: 29 July 1986
Place of birth: Irvine
Previous clubs: Kilmarnock, Hearts, Queen of the South

Home: Bruce and Laurence Nelson
Away: Ellis Hedley and Anne Murdoch
3rd: Alan McNally-Jones and Christine Jones

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Jamie Hamill is a tough-tackling, tenacious footballer with over 200 appearances and 24 goals at Premiership level across 10 seasons.

The experienced Hamill can play across the defence but primarily at full back, and joined us in summer 2017.

Accepted the captaincy in summer 2018 and has helped to guide the Blues' young squad to safety in successive seasons.

23 - Ryan Thomson (MID)


Ryan Thomson

Position:
 Midfield
Date of birth: 13/4/91
Place of birth: Glasgow
Previous clubs: Dunfermline Athletic, Albion Rovers

Home: John Stirling
Away: Robert Baber
3rd: Zoe Dickson

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Ryan Thomson is a versatile and combative midfielder who likes to force his way into the box at any opportunity.

After making his first team debut for Dunfermline at the age of just 17, Thommo netted 21 goals in 140 appearances for the Pars as they contested the top two divisions.

Stevie Aitken signed the midfielder for Stranraer in 2015, and he became a mainstay in the midfield with over 100 appearances across 3 seasons.

Returned to the club from a sole season at Dumbarton in summer 2019.