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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

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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, and staked his claim to the number one jersey with a string of impressive performances in 2018.

2 - Daniel Higgins (DEF)

Daniel Higgins

Position: Defender
Date of birth: 8 April 1998
Place of birth: N/A
Previous clubs: Celtic, Dundee, Kilmarnock, Airdrieonians

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Daniel joined Stranraer on a short-term loan from Kilmarnock in September 2018.

The towering defender started out as a youth at Celtic before moving on to Dundee, where he made 4 Premiership appearances for the Dens Park side.

After moving to Rugby Park in 2017, further first team experience followed with a loan spell at Airdrie which saw him score twice across 8 appearances.

Daniel's loan deal is set to run until January.

3 - Chris McGowan (DEF)

Chris McGowan

: Defender

Date of birth: 7 December 1998
Place of birth: Irvine
Previous clubs: Kilmarnock, Dalry Thistle

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Chris is a talented defender who joined the Blues' youth setup in 2014 after 7 years at Kilmarnock.

The youngster, who can play in a variety of positions, 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 after being made captain of the Blues' development side, he made the step up following the departure of first choice left back Liam Dick.

McGowan has not looked out of place since his promotion to the senior squad and is one to watch for the future.

4 - Andy McDonald (DEF)

Andy McDonald

: Defender

Date of birth: 19 May 1998
Place of birth: Glasgow
Previous clubs: St Mirren, Elgin City

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Andrew McDonald joined us in summer 2018 on a deal until the end of the season, following his release by Championship winners St Mirren.

The defender made his first team debut for the Buddies in 2017, before spending the second half of the 2017/18 season on loan at Elgin City where he made 16 appearances.

Andrew got off the mark with his first senior goal for City in a 2-1 win over Annan in February 2018, and is one of a number of youngsters who will look to continue their development at Stair Park.

5 - David Brownlie (DEF)

David Brownlie

: Defender

Date of birth: 22 March 1997
Place of birth: Glasgow
Previous clubs: Rangers, Ross County, Airdrieonians

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David Brownlie joined us after departing Airdrie in summer 2018, having made 31 appearances for the North Lanarkshire side during the 2017/18 season, chipping in with 3 goals.

Brownlie has an impressive pedigree, having come through the youth academy at Murray Park, before developing further at Dingwall.

A loan spell at Elgin City and a full season at Airdrie provided significant first team experience, which he is building upon at Stair Park.

6 - Connor McManus (MID)

Connor McManus

: 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

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Connor McManus joined us 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, and has looked impressive so far at Stair Park.

7 - Mark Lamont (MID)

Mark Lamont

: Midfielder

Date of birth: 4 February 1993
Place of birth: Paisley
Previous clubs: St Mirren, Dumbarton, Albion Rovers, Petershill, Stirling Albion, East Fife

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Mark Lamont is a strong and direct winger who joined us in summer 2018 after two seasons at East Fife.

A Paisley native, he started his career at hometown club St Mirren, where he made his Premiership debut in February 2011 and earned caps for Scotland at under 19 level.

Lamont was also part of the Dumbarton side which won promotion to the Championship in 2011/12.

Blues supporters may remember Mark's goal against us in a 2-0 win for the Fifers back in February 2018, which we hope will be the first of many at Stair Park.

8 - Kyle Turner (MID)

Kyle Turner

: Midfielder

Date of birth: 10 November 1997
Place of birth: Paisley
Previous clubs: St Mirren, Partick Thistle, Glentyan Boys' Club

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Exciting young midfielder Kyle joined us in 2015 and has since become a key player and vice captain for the Blues.

Skilful on the ball and with composure beyond his years, the son of former Morton, St Johnstone and St Mirren midfielder Tommy Turner is continuing his development in the first team at Stair Park.

Was the subject of much transfer speculation in summer 2018 with West Bromwich Albion and Aberdeen rumoured to be interested.

10 - Luke Donnelly (STR)

Luke Donnelly

: Striker

Date of birth: 20 January 1996
Place of birth: Glasgow
Previous clubs: Celtic, East Stirlingshire, Alloa Athletic, Greenock Morton, Queen's Park

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An exciting creative attacker with an eye for goal, LD was part of the youth ranks at Celtic until 2017.

Capped five times for Scotland at U17 level, he gained first team experience on loan at East Stirlingshire, Alloa Athletic and Greenock Morton.

His move to Stair Park in summer 2018 came after an impressive season at Queen's Park, during which he scored 8 goals in 21 starts, including a fine finish against us at Hampden back in January 2018.

11 - Grant Anderson (MID/STR)

Grant Anderson

: Midfielder/Striker

Date of birth: 20 August 1986
Place of birth: -
Previous clubs: Stenhousemuir, Hamilton, Raith, QOS, Peterhead

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Grant Anderson is a pacy, experienced forward whose stature and ability in the air makes him a useful target man and a threat inside the box.

Grant started out at Stenhousemuir but was plucked from the lower leagues by Hamilton Accies, before making his name at Raith Rovers.

He went on to make over 150 appearances at Championship level with the Kirkcaldy club and Queen of the South, before joining us in summer 2017 following 6 months at Peterhead.

Has increasingly played as a centre forward, netting 3 goals in his last 6 games of the 2017/18 season and starting 2018/19 in the same scoring form.

12 - Ian Smith (MID)

Ian Smith

: Midfielder

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

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

He joined us after impressing on trial in summer 2018 following a six month loan stint at Edinburgh City.

13 - Lyle Avci (GK)

Lyle Avci

: Goalkeeper

Date of birth: 1 October 1997
Place of birth: Stranraer
Previous clubs: Ayr United, Troon

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Local goalkeeper Lyle Avci joined his hometown club on a one year contract in summer 2018 following his exit from Ayr United.

The 20 year old shot-stopper gained first team experience on loan at Troon in 2017/18, and will now bid for a spell in between the sticks at Stair Park.

14 - Cameron Elliott (MID)

Cameron Elliott

: Midfielder

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

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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.

Elliott made 2 appearances for Stranraer U20s towards the end of the 2016/17 season, before joining on a permanent basis that summer.

Was a regular scorer the development side, and saw this prolific form rewarded by a call-up to the first team.

Will look to challenge for a regular place as he continues his development at Stair Park.

16 - Max Ashmore (MID)

Max Ashmore

: Midfielder

Date of birth: 26 May 1998
Place of birth: Glasgow
Previous clubs: Rangers, Ross County

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Former Rangers prospect Max Ashmore joined us in summer 2018 after a year at Ross County.

The left-footed midfielder was previously captain for the 'Gers U20s development side, playing alongside the likes of Dylan Dykes, during which time he operated primarily as a holding midfielder.

17 - David Smith (DEF/MID)

David Smith

: Defender/Midfielder

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

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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.

With around 200 senior appearance in the top two tiers of Scottish football, David adds a great deal of experience to the Blues backline.

18 - Innes Cameron (STR)

Innes Cameron

: Striker

Date of birth: 22 August 2000
Place of birth: Alexandria
Previous clubs: Kilmarnock

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Arriving from Kilmarnock, Innes Cameron is an energetic forward who joins us on a short term loan.

Innes marked his debut with a goal against Stenhousemuir on 15 September 2018.

The youngster has made 5 Premiership outings for the Rugby Park side, earning caps for Scotland at U17 level and a call up to Billy Stark's U19 squad.

19 - Ciaran Diver (STR)

Ciaran Diver

: Striker

Date of birth: 6 June 2000
Place of birth: N/A
Previous clubs: Celtic

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Celtic youngster Ciaran joined us in August 2018, with his loan deal running until 7 January 2019.

The striker is the son of former Stranraer favourite Danny Diver, who scored double figures for the club during the 1992-93 season.

20 - PJ Crossan (STR)

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: Striker

Date of birth: 19 October 1998
Place of birth: N/A
Previous clubs: Dunfermline Athletic, Celtic, Alloa Athletic

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Paul Joseph Crossan arrived at Stair Park on a short term loan, making his debut against Brechin on 29 September 2018.

Crossan, who can play in a number of attacking positions, had a successful loan spell at Alloa Athletic in 2017/18, recording 29 appearances for the Wasps on the way to promotion.

His senior debut came against Stranraer for Dunfermline back in 2015 as a fresh-faced 16 year old, coming off the bench in a 6-1 win at East End Park.

Crossan wasted no time in making an impact for the Blues, scoring on his home debut as the Stranraer defeated Dumbarton on 6 October 2018.

22 - Jamie Hamill (DEF)

Jamie Hamill

: Defender/Midfielder

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

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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 or as a defensive midfielder, and joined us in summer 2017, going on to make more appearances than any other player in his debut season.

After helping to guide the increasingly youthful Blues through a difficult campaign, he accepted the captaincy in summer 2018.

23 - 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

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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.

Released players

Isaac Layne

Isaac Layne

: Striker

Date of birth: 16 May 1995
Place of birth: England
Previous clubs: Brentford, Billericay Town, Southend United, Hayes & Yeading, Alloa Athletic, Brechin City, Stirling Albion, Grays Athletic

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Isaac Layne joined us in summer 2018 after a second spell with Brechin City in the Championship, having impressed as a trialist in friendlies against Annan and Cumbernauld Colts.

Scored a memorable goal to help the Blues to a Betfred Cup group stage shootout win over Motherwell, before leaving the club after suffering a cruciate injury.

Sam Lidington

Sam Lidington

: Defender/Midfielder

Date of birth: 4 March 1997
Place of birth: N/A
Previous clubsRangers, Kilmarnock

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Sam departed the club in September 2018 after making two first team appearances.