Under contract

  • Tam Orr
  • Adam Cummins (Stirling Albion)
  • Deryn Lang
  • Dean Hawkshaw
  • Finn Ecrepont
  • Grant Gallagher
  • Chris McQueen
  • Craig Ross
  • Scott Robertson
  • Sean McIntosh
  • Muhammad Adam (Motherwell)
  • Tomas Brindley (Forfar Athletic)
  • Ryan Edgar
  • Ben Hughes
  • Matty Grant

Offered terms

  • Andy Downie
  • Kyle Girvan
  • James Dolan

Loans ended

  • Lewis Budinauckas (Rangers)
  • Aiden Gilmartin (St Mirren)
  • Murray Miller (Stirling Albion)

Departures

  • Cammy Williamson
  • Ben Armour (Peterhead)
  • Josh Walker
  • George O’Connor
  • Kyle Fleming (Annan Athletic)
  • Chris Johnston
  • Dylan Forrest

Player profiles

Andy Downie

Position: Goalkeeper
Date of birth: N/A
Place of birth: N/A
Previous clubs: Creetown, Stranraer Reserves

Andy Downie stepped up from the Blues’ South of Scotland League side in October 2023, having been a deputy for the first team on several occasions over the years.

Andy made an appearance against Ayr United in pre-season, having previously featured on the Blues bench as far back as 2014.

The Dunragit shot-stopper was an ever-present part of Scott Agnew’s matchday squad in the 2023/24 season, and is a popular figure between the sticks for the Blues.

2 – Scott Robertson

Position: Defender or midfielder
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: Kieron McLean
Away: Alexander Palmer
3rd: Cathy Bone

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An outstanding professional comfortable in any defensive role or in the heart of midfield, Scott Robertson is entering his 11th season at Stair Park after joining from Arbroath in 2013.

A fearsome competitor, Scott’s consistency and versatility saw him become a firm favourite with supporters over many years, with only one year away at Airdrieonians in 2018/19.

Having recorded his 300th appearance back in September 2022, Robertson has a wealth of experience to pass on and remains a key figure on the pitch.

Was appointed assistant manager in June 2024 and is set for a testimonial to honour his magnificent service at the club.

3 – Tomas Brindley

Position: Defender or midfielder
Date of birth: 13 October 2001
Place of birth: Paisley
Previous clubs: Kilmarnock, Dumbarton, Forfar Athletic

Home: Maggie Redhead
Away: Laura Hardie
3rd: Alistair McDowell

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Tomas Brindley joined us in June 2024 from Forfar Athletic, where he was a regular during the 2023/24 season at left back.

Capable of playing in midfield or at full back, Tomas originally moved to Forfar on loan from Kilmarnock in January 2022, having made his senior debut for the Rugby Park side as a substitute against Rangers in August 2020.

Kyle Girvan

Position: Defender
Date of birth: 12 September 2001
Place of birth: N/A
Previous clubs: St Mirren, Kilbirnie Ladeside

Kyle Girvan signed for a development fee from Kilbirnie Ladeside in June 2022.

The young centre back rose through the St Mirren youth academy before spending two years with the Blasties, making a name for himself in the West of Scotland League.

Already a leader in the dressing room, Kyle picked up the Player of the Season award in 2022/23 having made 34 appearances in his debut year for the Blues.

Injury meant the defender sadly missed the end of the 2023/24 season, having recorded 32 appearances at the heart of the Blues defence.

5 – Craig Ross

Position: Defender
Date of birth: 9 June 2002
Place of birth: N/A
Previous clubs: Kilmarnock, Kilwinning Rangers

Home: footysab from Japan
Away: Euan Wilson
3rd: Steven Hardie

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Craig Ross joined us from Kilmarnock in June 2021, having spent the 2020/21 season on loan at Kilwinning Rangers.

The centre back showed consistency and composure early on to become a first team regular, demonstrating his threat in the box from set pieces with five goals in his first season.

Craig scooped the Player of the Year award in his first season of senior football and recorded 30 appearances in the 2022/23 campaign.

The talented young defender has been an important player in his three seasons at Stair Park, and chipped in with a further six goals in the 2023/24 season – including that all-important header in the playoffs to help secure our league survival.

6 – Chris McQueen

Position: Defender
Date of birth: 20 February 2002
Place of birth: N/A
Previous clubs: Celtic, Stenhousemuir, Weymouth, East Kilbride

Home: Duncan Kerr
Away: Logan Wilson
3rd: James Corbett

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Former Celtic youth defender Chris McQueen put pen to paper in January 2024.

Capped at under 17s level for Scotland, McQueen moved to Stair Park following his departure from Lowland League challengers East Kilbride, having previously turned out for English National League outfit Weymouth.

A first team regular in 2024, Chris also has previous SPFL experience, having spent the 2020/21 season on loan at Stenhousemuir.

Made the centre back position his own after signing in January to become a key member of Scott Agnew’s team.

7 – Muhammad Adam

Position: Winger or Striker
Date of birth: 27 February 2005
Place of birth: Abuja, Nigeria
Previous clubs: Motherwell

Home: Matthew McCallum
Away: David Kirkwood
3rd: Craig Rice

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Young striker Muhammad Adam joined us in June 2024 after rising through the youth ranks at Motherwell.

Mo became the Blues’ second signing of the summer transfer window in June 2024, and his pace promises to add a different dimension to the Blues attack this season.

8 – Grant Gallagher (captain)

Position: Midfielder
Date of birth: 11 January 1991
Place of birth: Irvine
Previous clubs: Celtic, Dumbarton, Airdrieonians

Home: Martin McLelland and Vicky McNally
Away: Andrew McLaughlin
3rd: Gary Redhead

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A legendary figure around the club with nearly 300 appearances to his name, Grant Gallagher is in his second spell at Stranraer, having returned in summer 2019.

The former Celtic prospect originally joined us in 2010 and spent five seasons with the Blues, narrowly missing out on promotion before leaving for an opportunity in the Championship with Dumbarton in 2015.

The defender turned midfielder scored his only goal of 2018/19 against us for Airdrieonians at Stair Park, before missing the 2019/20 season at Stranraer through injury.

Overcame this setback to become a first team regular again for the Blues, and accepted the captaincy ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.

Injury reared its head once more in 2023, but Gal battled back to return just in time for the run-in, and produced a moment of sheer magic in the playoffs to help keep his team in the SPFL.

9 – Tam Orr

Position: Striker
Date of birth: 13 March 1997
Place of birth: Livingston
Previous clubs: St Mirren, Greenock Morton, East Stirlingshire, Livingston, Queen’s Park, BSC Glasgow, Stenhousemuir

Home: Noah Jones
Away: Adam Facer
3rd: Connor Gibson

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Tam Orr initially joined us in summer 2020 after two prolific seasons at BSC Glasgow in the Lowland League, which saw him score 43 goals in total.

Having turned out for Morton, East Stirlingshire, Livingston and Queen’s Park as a youngster, Orr made his mark on League Two with 11 goals in his first season at Stair Park.

Returned in summer 2023 as Scott Agnew’s first signing, adding a further six goals across the 2023/24 season.

With a further year on his contract, Tam will be out to better that tally as he returns for another season at Stranraer.

James Dolan

Position: Winger
Date of birth: 28 May 2003
Place of birth: N/A
Previous clubs: Ayr United, Cumnock

Former Ayr United youngster James Dolan made the move down the A77 to Stranraer in summer 2023.

A left winger, James likes to run at the opposition backline and joined us having been a first team regular on loan with Cumnock.

The wide man got off to a promising start in his first SPFL season, chipping in with five goals and five assists.

A fan favourite and an important part of Scott Agnew’s side at a young age.

12 – Ben Hughes

Position: Midfielder
Date of birth: 24 August 2004
Place of birth: Ayr
Previous clubs: Kilmarnock, East Kilbride, Hurlford United

Home: Benjamin Allen
Away: Benblair Consulting Ltd
3rd: Ian Smith

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Ben Hughes is a left footed central midfielder who joined the Blues in June 2023.

Hughes made the move to Stranraer following a season with East Kilbride, where he featured over 25 times for the Lowland League contenders.

The former Kilmarnock youth prospect gained his first SPFL experience at Stair Park, before heading out on loan to West of Scotland side Hurlford United.

Having picked up an end of season award at Blair Park, Hughes agreed terms for the 2024/25 season at Stranraer.

14 – Dean Hawkshaw

Position: Midfielder
Date of birth: 24 April 1997
Place of birth: Kilmarnock
Previous clubs: Kilmarnock, Airdrieonians, Glenafton Athletic

Home: David Murray
Away: Evan Ross
3rd: Paul Neill

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Dean Hawkshaw rejoined the club in July 2021, having spent time at the Blues on loan in the 2017/18 season.

The creative midfielder made 21 appearances for Kilmarnock before his first spell on loan at Stair Park, before turning out for Airdrieonians and Glenafton Athletic.

‘Deano’ notched up a total of five assists and one goal in his return season at Stair Park, but injury curtailed his 2022/23 campaign which saw two goals in 20 appearances.

2023/24 saw further injury setbacks, but his quality on the ball and incisive passing are important assets to the Blues.

15 – 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: Sandy Loch
Away: Bill Paton
3rd: Billy Robb

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Adam Cummins originally 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 Motherwell.

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.

A move to Stranraer followed, with three seasons, 85 appearances and a further seven goals – including a double at Somerset Park to earn a League Cup upset over Ayr United.

Now in his early 30s, the defender boasts a wealth of experience throughout the leagues and brings strength, versatility and a set piece threat to the Blues backline.

19 – Finn Ecrepont

Position: Defender
Date of birth: 30 July 2002
Place of birth: N/A
Previous clubs: Ayr United, Albion Rovers

Home: Claire Fergusson
Away: Luke McCracken
3rd: Richard Wade Joinery Ltd

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Scotland youth international Finn Ecrepont initially joined us on loan from Ayr United in January 2023, making 13 appearances and scoring once.

Despite returning to Somerset Park at the end of the 2022/23 season, Finn found his first team opportunities limited at the Championship side.

Having kept in contact with Scott Agnew, the left back turned down League One offers to make a welcome return to Stair Park in January 2024.

An attacking threat going forward, Ecrepont scored an audacious 70-yard wonder goal which made headlines in February 2024.

22 – Sean McIntosh

Position: Defender
Date of birth: 10 January 1997
Place of birth: N/A
Previous clubs: Celtic, Airdrieonians, Brechin City

Home: Graeme and Josh Blain
Away: Nigel Redhead
3rd: Tom Buchanan

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Predominantly a right back, Sean McIntosh joined us in June 2021 following two years at Brechin City and three seasons at Airdrieonians.

Sean rose through the youth ranks at Celtic, and has been a first team regular since arriving at Stair Park.

‘Shifty’ picked up the Player’s Player of the Year award from his team mates for his efforts in the 2022/23 season.

Shrugged off injury setbacks to dance his way through the East Kilbride defence and score a crucial goal in the playoff first leg at K-Park, before playing his part in the second leg as the Blues secured SPFL football for another season.

23 – Matty Grant

Position: Winger
Date of birth: 16 November 2001
Place of birth: –
Previous clubs: Bellshill Athletic, St Mirren, Pollok

Home: Sport Skillz Coaching
Away: Jayden Block
3rd: Alex Smith

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Pollok’s Player of the Year for 2021/22, Matty Grant joined us in August 2022 after a development fee was agreed with the Newlandsfield club.

Matty is comfortable playing anywhere on the park but likes to drive forward, and scored five goals in the 2022/23 season.

Has largely featured on the right side of midfield for Stranraer, where his energy and pressing is a constant nuisance for defenders.

Battled through injury setbacks to add four goals and two assists across 33 appearances in the 2023/24 season.

24 – Deryn Lang

Position: Striker
Date of birth: N/A
Place of birth: N/A
Previous clubs: Royal Albert, Lanark United

Home: Bryden Properties Strathaven
Away: Mark Lang
3rd: George Reid (Lanark United)

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Deryn Lang joined us in July 2023, after impressing during a trial period which saw him score twice in a 4-1 friendly win at Kilwinning Rangers.

Known for his work rate, the striker represented West of Scotland League clubs Royal Albert and Lanark United, before making his mark in the SPFL.

Scored the Blues’ fifth goal in a 5-0 defeat of Dumbarton, which famously led commentator Brian Martin to dub him ‘Bang Bang Deryn Lang’ and inspired a viral hit music video.

Netted an important equaliser against Bonnyrigg Rose late in the season, and will look to add more goals as he continues his SPFL journey.

25 – Ryan Edgar

Position: Striker
Date of birth: N/A
Place of birth: N/A
Previous clubs: Kilwinning Rangers, Auchinleck Talbot, Stranraer Reserves

Home: James Edgar Driving School
Away: Ayr Boswell 2010s
3rd: Scotia Windows & Doors

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Ryan Edgar impressed for the Blues’ South of Scotland Football League side, scoring over 30 goals and earning a place in the first team squad.

After coming off the bench away to Forfar Athletic, the local youngster bagged a goal on his home debut the following week against league champions Stenhousemuir.

Was rewarded with a new contract by manager Scott Agnew for 2024/25, having made a promising start to his Blues career.