Forfar Athletic Football Club - Players
Players

 

Grant Adam

 

Grant Adam

Position: Goalkeeper

Date Of Birth: 16/04/1991

Birthplace:

Date Signed:

Debut: v's Peterhead on 30/07/2011 in League Cup

 

Previous Clubs: Rangers, Forfar Athletic (loan), Airdrie United, St Mirren, Airdrie United, Cowdenbeath, Airdrieonians, Dundee, Greenock Morton & Cowdenbeath

 

 

 

Grant has had a previous spell at Station park but it was a short one in 2011 on loan from his first senior club Rangers. The Ibrox outfit in fact recalling him after only a couple of weeks due to an at the time goalkeeping injury crisis at Ibrox.

The Dundonian spent three seasons in Glasgow, before spells with Airdrie on two occasions, St. Mirren, Dundee, Morton and latterly Cowdenbeath.

Capped by Scotland at Under 17, Under 19 and Under 21 level, he is delighted to be returning to Forfar, his father Charlie having worn the Athies colours back in the early nineties.


 
  Appearances Goals Yellow Cards Red Cards
Season League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total
2011 0 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 39 (0) 9 (0) 48 (0) 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 1

 


 

Jason King

 

Jason King

Position: Goalkeeper

Date Of Birth: 14/03/1998

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A member of the successful 2014/2015 Under 20s Development League side, Jason put pen to paper and signed on for a further one year professional contract during the summer of 2016.


 
  Appearances Goals Yellow Cards Red Cards
Season League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total
2014 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 


 

Joe McGovern

 

Joe McGovern

Position: Goalkeeper

Date Of Birth: 02/03/1994

Birthplace: Eniskillen

Date Signed:

 

Previous Clubs: Clyde, Dundee United, Montrose (Loan), East Fife (Loan)

 

 

 

Joe McGovern was registered on a contract till the end of the season just thirty minutes before the 12 noon deadline in preparation for the Loons match against The New Saints in the Irn Bru Cup.

Born in Eniskillen and the younger brother of Northern Ireland keeper Michael McGovern, Joe spent the last four seasons with Dundee United before being released in the summer.

During his time at Tannadice, he had spells on loan at Clyde, Montrose and East Fife.


 
  Appearances Goals Yellow Cards Red Cards
Season League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total
2016 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 


 

Michael Kennedy

 

Michael Kennedy

Position: Defence

Date Of Birth: 23/10/1996

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Debut: v's Stranraer on 06/05/2015 in Championship Playoff Semi Final

 

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A member of the successful 2014/2015 Under 20s Development League side, Michael put pen to paper and signed a one year professional contract during the summer.

Michael had a run in the first team at the end of last season and played in the last matches of the season including the Playoff Semi-finals and final.


 
  Appearances Goals Yellow Cards Red Cards
Season League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total
2014 3 (0) 0 (0) 3 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 12 (2) 0 (3) 12 (5) 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
2016 9 (1) 2 (1) 11 (2) 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0

 


 

Angus Mailer

 

Angus Mailer

Position: Defence

Date Of Birth: 04/07/1998

Birthplace:

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Debut: v's Peterhead on 19/07/2016 in League Cup

 

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  Appearances Goals Yellow Cards Red Cards
Season League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total
2015 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 0 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 


 

Eddie Malone

 

Eddie Malone

Position: Defence

Date Of Birth: 06/04/1985

Birthplace: Edinburgh

Date Signed:

Debut: v's Edinburgh City on 21/01/2017 in SPFL Ladbrokes League Two

 

Previous Clubs: St Johnstone, Clyde, St Mirren, Dundee (loan), Dundee, Ayr United, Raith Rovers, Stenhousemuir, Spartans

 

 

 

Experienced left sided defender Eddie Malone signed for Forfar Athletic from Lowland League Spartans.

Eddie began his senior career with St. Johnstone in 2002, prior to playing eighty games for Clyde, scoring a sensational goal in a remarkable Scoittish Cup win for the 'Bully Wee' against Celtic, a game which saw Roy Keane make his debut for the Parkhead club.

Eddie then moved on to Dens Park where he made 100 appearances for Dundee, Ayr United, Raith Rovers, Stenhousemuir and subsequently Spartans his other 'ports of call'.

The Loons paid a modest fee to the Lowland League club for the Capital City based player


 
  Appearances Goals Yellow Cards Red Cards
Season League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total
2016 16 (0) 0 (0) 16 (0) 0 0 0 4 0 4 1 0 1

 


 

Andy Munro

 

Andy Munro

Position: Defence

Date Of Birth: 15/11/1991

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Debut: v's Dumbarton on 16/07/2016 in League Cup

First Goal: v's East Fife on 26/07/2016 in League Cup

 

Previous Clubs: Raith Rovers & Arbroath

 

 

 

Andy began his senior career back in 2013 with Raith Rovers.

He moved to Arbroath at the start of season 2015/2016 and subsequently made 26 starting appearances for the Gayfield outfit.

However Dick Campbell decided not to offer him a new deal with the ‘Lichties’ and Andy has been on Gary Bollan's radar since.

He impressed the Forfar management team at the recent SPFL exit trials at Cumbernauld and has signed a one year deal with the Loons.


 
  Appearances Goals Yellow Cards Red Cards
Season League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total
2016 22 (3) 9 (0) 31 (3) 3 1 4 5 1 6 0 0 0

 


 

Michael Travis

 

Michael Travis

Position: Defence

Date Of Birth: 06/05/1993

Birthplace: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Date Signed: January 2015

Debut: v's Stranraer on 10/01/2015 in SPFL League One

First Goal: v's Airdrieonians on 14/02/2015 in SPFL League One

 

Previous Clubs: Livingston, Arbroath, Forfar Athletic (trialist), Montrose (trialist)

 

 

 

Michael was a member of the Livinston Under-19 team and made his first team debut on 23 July 2011 as a substitute against Airdrie United in the Challenge Cup. He made a further appearance as a substitute in the next round against Stirling Albion.

Michael made his league debut in the Scottish First Division as a substitute against Partick Thistle but was released by the club at the end of the 2011/2012 season.

In July 2012 he signed for Arbroath for whom he made 57 appearances and scored 7 goals. In November 2014, he left Arbroath and played as a trialist for Forfar Athletic and Montrose before signing for the Loons in January 2015.


 
  Appearances Goals Yellow Cards Red Cards
Season League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total
2014 20 (0) 0 (0) 20 (0) 1 0 1 6 0 6 0 0 0
2015 11 (1) 4 (2) 15 (3) 4 2 6 4 1 5 0 0 0
2016 21 (1) 0 (0) 21 (1) 3 0 3 8 0 8 0 0 0

 


 

James Yates

 

James Yates

Position: Defence

Date Of Birth: 30/12/1996

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Debut: v's Ayr United on 19/03/2016 in SPFL Ladbrokes League One

 

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A member of the successful 2014/2015 Under 20s Development League side, James put pen to paper and signed a one year professional contract during the summer.


 
  Appearances Goals Yellow Cards Red Cards
Season League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total
2014 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 (1) 0 (0) 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 


 

Jamie Bain

 

Jamie Bain

Position: Midfield

Date Of Birth: 06/08/1991

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Debut: v's Dumbarton on 16/07/2016 in League Cup

First Goal: v's Annan Athletic on 13/05/2017 in SPFL League One Playoff Semi Final

 

Previous Clubs: Gretna, Airdrieonians

 

 

 

Gary Bollan returned to his former club Airdrieonians to complete the signing of midfielder Jamie Bain on a two year contract.

Jamie who hails from Airdrie had been with his hometown club since 2008 and has made in excess of 130 first team competitive appearances.


 
  Appearances Goals Yellow Cards Red Cards
Season League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total
2016 37 (0) 8 (0) 45 (0) 1 0 1 9 3 12 1 1 2

 


 

Frankie Devine

 

Frankie Devine

Position: Midfield

Date Of Birth: 17/07/1997

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  Appearances Goals Yellow Cards Red Cards
Season League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total
2015 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 


 

Murray Mackintosh

 

Murray Mackintosh

Position: Midfield

Date Of Birth: 08/08/1997

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Debut: v's Dumbarton on 16/07/2016 in League Cup

 

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Murray is another member of the Development League squad who has managed to make the breakthrough into the first team. This season has seen him feature on the right side of defence.


 
  Appearances Goals Yellow Cards Red Cards
Season League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total
2015 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 9 (0) 7 (0) 16 (0) 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0

 


 

Lewis Milne

 

Lewis Milne

Position: Midfield

Date Of Birth: 26/04/1994

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Debut: v's Dumbarton on 16/07/2016 in League Cup

First Goal: v's Edinburgh City on 06/08/2016 in SPFL Ladbrokes League Two

 

Previous Clubs: Dunfermline Athletic & Cowdenbeath

 

 

 

Lewis had been on the books of Cowdenbeath since 2008, signing his first professional contract two years later.

A regular in the Central Park first team squad in recent seasons, the Athies management were made aware of his and moved quickly to secure his services on a one year contract.


 
  Appearances Goals Yellow Cards Red Cards
Season League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total
2016 30 (4) 3 (3) 33 (7) 8 1 9 1 0 1 0 0 0

 


 

Marc Scott

 

Marc Scott

Position: Midfield

Date Of Birth: 20/09/1996

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Debut: v's Edinburgh City on 06/08/2016 in SPFL Ladbrokes League Two

 

Previous Clubs: Dundee United & Carnoustie Panmure

 

 

 

After attracting the attention of a few clubs in the area, highly rated midfield player, Marc Scott was transfered from Carnoustie Panmure to the Loons during the 2016/2017 close season.

A product of Dundee United’s youth system, Marc has been with the Laing Park junior outfit since the age of 15 and was highly regarded by many in the upper echelons of the junior world.

Gary Bollan and his coaching staff had been watching him in action personally over the closing weeks of the elongated junior campaign and were delighted that Marc chose to sign a one year contract at Station Park.


 
  Appearances Goals Yellow Cards Red Cards
Season League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total
2016 6 (23) 3 (1) 9 (24) 0 0 0 4 1 5 0 0 0

 


 

Matthew Aitken

 

Matthew Aitken

Position: Forward

Date Of Birth: 19/07/1997

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Debut: v's Airdrieonians on 16/04/2016 in SPFL Ladbrokes League One

 

Previous Clubs:

 

 

 

Matthew is a product of the club's successfull development squad.


 
  Appearances Goals Yellow Cards Red Cards
Season League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total
2015 0 (1) 0 (0) 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 0 (1) 0 (3) 0 (4) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 


 

David Cox

 

David Cox

Position: Forward

Date Of Birth: 17/03/1989

Birthplace: Lanark

Date Signed:

Debut: v's Dumbarton on 16/07/2016 in League Cup

First Goal: v's Edinburgh City on 06/08/2016 in SPFL Ladbrokes League Two

 

Previous Clubs: Kilmarnock, Montrose, Annan Athletic, Alloa Athletic, Peterhead (loan), Peterhead & Airdrieonians

 

 

 

David Cox has put pen to paper on a two year contract with the Loons.

David began his senior career with Kilmarnock and has since worn the colours of Montrose, Annan Athletic, Alloa Athletic and Peterhead before moving to the Excelsior with Airdrieonians at the start of last season.


 
  Appearances Goals Yellow Cards Red Cards
Season League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total
2016 37 (0) 7 (0) 44 (0) 12 0 12 8 1 9 1 0 1

 


 

Jamie Gill

 

Jamie Gill

Position: Forward

Date Of Birth: 00/00/0000

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Previous Clubs: Kinnoull

 

 

 

Jamie is a memeber of the Development Squad


 
  Appearances Goals Yellow Cards Red Cards
Season League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total
2016 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 


 

Jim Lister

 

Jim Lister

Position: Forward

Date Of Birth: 26/02/1981

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Debut: v's Dumbarton on 16/07/2016 in League Cup

First Goal: v's East Fife on 26/07/2016 in League Cup

 

Previous Clubs: Oakley United, Camelon Juniors, Berwick Rangers, Bathgate Thistle, Alloa Athletic, Brechin City, Dumbarton & Airdrieonians

 

 

 

Jim began his senior career with Berwick Rangers before spells with Alloa Athletic, Brechin City and Dumbarton.

He moved to Airdrie in 2013 and despite being a couple of months past his 35th birthday has certainly been a 'thorn in the flesh' for the Loons defenders in recent times.

Jim has put pen to paper on a one year contract.


 
  Appearances Goals Yellow Cards Red Cards
Season League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total
2016 26 (8) 7 (0) 33 (8) 9 1 10 2 2 4 0 0 0

 


 

Aiden Malone

 

Aiden Malone

Position: Forward

Date Of Birth: 19/02/1992

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Date Signed:

Debut: v's Berwick Rangers on 25/03/2017 in SPFL Ladbrokes League Two

First Goal: v's Peterhead on 20/05/2017 in SPFL League One Playoff Final

 

Previous Clubs: Airdrieonians, Queen's Park

 

 

 

Former Queen's Park striker Aiden appeared for the loons as a trialist before signing on an amateur registration until the end of the season.


 
  Appearances Goals Yellow Cards Red Cards
Season League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total
2016 0 (8) 0 (0) 0 (8) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

 


 

Josh Peters

 

Josh Peters

Position: Forward

Date Of Birth: 04/09/1996

Birthplace: Aviemore

Date Signed:

Debut: v's Dumbarton on 16/07/2016 in League Cup

First Goal: v's Dumbarton on 16/07/2016 in League Cup

 

Previous Clubs: Strathspey Thistle, Hibernian

 

 

 

In February 2016 highly rated striker Josh Peters joined the Hibernian Development Squad on a permanent deal from Strathspey Thistle until the end of the 2015/2016 season.

On his release by the Edinburgh side the Gary Bollan and his coaching staff persuaded Josh that his footballing future was at Station Park and the 19 year old signed a one year deal with the Loons.


 
  Appearances Goals Yellow Cards Red Cards
Season League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total
2016 23 (12) 9 (0) 32 (12) 11 5 16 2 1 3 0 0 0

 


 

Gavin Swankie

 

Gavin Swankie

Position: Forward

Date Of Birth: 22/11/1983

Birthplace: Arbroath

Date Signed: June 2012

Debut: v's Dunfermline Athletic on 28/07/2012 in Challenge Cup

First Goal: v's Dunfermline Athletic on 28/07/2012 in Challenge Cup

 

Previous Clubs:

 

 

 

Gavin started his career at home town Arbroath having come through the youth ranks at Gayfield.

He signed for Dundee after his contract at Arbroath but returned to Arbroath on loan in January 2006 until the end of that season. After two further seasons of regular appearances for Dundee, Gavin signed for St. Johnstone in May 2008. At the end of the 2009/2010 season he was released at the end of the season and returned to Arbroath.

Following helping Arbroath win their first win their first senior league championship, Gavin was awarded the Scottish Football League Third Division Player of the Year award for 2010/2011.

He stayed at Arbroath for another season before moving to rivals Forfar Athletic in 2012 and scored 10 goals in 33 appearances.

Gavin is the current club captain and signed a contract extension with the Loons to keep him at Station Park until the end of the 2017/18 season.


 
  Appearances Goals Yellow Cards Red Cards
Season League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total League Cup Total
2012 31 (1) 7 (0) 38 (1) 10 4 14 6 0 6 0 0 0
2013 26 (2) 8 (0) 34 (2) 9 2 11 8 1 9 1 0 1
2014 37 (0) 3 (0) 40 (0) 13 0 13 5 0 5 0 0 0
2015 32 (0) 7 (0) 39 (0) 3 1 4 1 2 3 0 0 0
2016 35 (0) 8 (1) 43 (1) 7 0 7 10 0 10 0 0 0

 

 
 

 

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