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Rab Douglas

douglas rabRab Douglas Position: Goalkeeper
Date Of Birth: 24/04/1972
Birthplace: Lanark
Height: 6 ft 5
Previous Clubs: Forth Wanderers, Livingston, Dundee, Celtic, Leicester City, Millwall (loan), Wycombe Wanderers (Loan), Plymouth Argyle (loan), Dundee
Date Signed: July 2013
Debut: 20th August 2013 (Dundee)

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Biography

Rab Douglas signed for Forfar Athletic as a player/goalkeeper coach in July 2013 after leaving Dundee.
Douglas started off at junior side Forth Wanderers before moving to Livingston in 1992. After 5 years and 72 appearances he signed for Dundee, where brilliant performances brought him to the attention of Celtic after winning the First Division. He moved to Celtic in 2000 and was part of the team that reached the UEFA Cup Final in 2003. He faced competition in the 2004-05 season and decided to leave at the end of it to try his luck in England, signing for Leicester City. He spent three years there, playing just 32 times, while in his last season, 07/08, was sent on loan to three clubs, Millwall, Wycombe Wanderers and Plymouth Argyle.
Douglas made a return to old club Dundee in the summer of 2008 and played the majority of games since returning, helping the club win the Alba Cup in 2009/10 and gain promotion to the SPL in 2012. He was unable to stop the Dees being relegated back to the First Division last season and was released at the end of the season after a new manager was appointed. Rab has played over 500 games in his career, including 22 for Forfar last season.
Douglas has also collected 19 caps, at one point being first choice for Scotland.

 


 

Ross Salmon

salmon rossRoss Salmon Position: Goalkeeper
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Previous Clubs: Peterhead
Date Signed: June 2012
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Ross Salmon signed for Forfar Athletic in the summer of 2012 from Peterhead, originally to play for the under 19 side. Due to injury to Derek Soutar, Salmon was called up to the bench in November as usual back up David Scott was forced to play.
He then was back up to loanee Jack Hamilton and also Darren Hill. This will give him valuable experience towards hopefully becoming number one some day. Ross was also a vital part of the under 19’s side last season when they reached the SFL Youth Cup Final, beating full-time Livingston in the semi final. They were unlucky to lose to another full time side in Hamilton Accies in the final.
Last season Ross continued to star for the under 19s while also taking on the role of understudy to Rab Douglas and Darren Hill on first team duties.
Ross has signed a professional contract with the club for season 2014/2015.



 

Mark Baxter

baxter markMark Baxter Position: Defence
Date Of Birth: 16/04/1985
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Previous Clubs: St Johnstone, Cowdenbeath, Arbroath
Date Signed: May 2013
Debut: East Fife (27th July 2013)

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Biography

Mark Baxter joined the Loons in May 2013 from local rivals Arbroath.

He started his career at St Johnstone and made his debut against Falkirk in 2002, scoring his first goal two months later in January 2003 against Airdrie United in the Scottish Cup. He made 49 appearances for the Saints before leaving to sign for Cowdenbeath in August 2005. At Cowdenbeath he helped them win the Third Division in his first season and then promotion from the same division via the play-offs in the 2008-09 season. He played 144 games for the Blue Brazil, scoring just twice.
He left in 2011 to sign for Arbroath where he played 60 times without scoring joining Forfar Athletic in 2013.

He has currently made 39 appearances overall for the Loons.

 


 

Darren Dods

dods darrenDarren Dods Position: Defence
Date Of Birth: 07/06/1975
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Height: 6 ft 2
Previous Clubs: Hibernian, St Johnstone, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Dundee United, Falkirk
Date Signed: July 2013
Debut: East Fife (25/07/2009)

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Biography

Experienced defender Darren Dods signed for Forfar from First Division outfit Falkirk in July 2013.

Dods started his career at Hibernian, making over seventy appearances for the club and scoring one goal in six years before signing for Scottish Premier League club St Johnstone where he also spent six years, becoming a fan favourite at McDiarmid Park, making almost 200 appearances and winning a League Cup runners up medal. He went up north to Inverness CT in 2004 before signing a pre contract to join Dundee United in July 2007. At United Dods won a Scotland B cap in November 2007, his only international appearance, as well as a runner up medal for the League Cup in 2008.
In 2011 Dods signed for First Division Falkirk, and in his first season at the club scored the winner in the Ramsdens Cup to win his first winners medal in his career. He made 74 appearances for the side before leaving in 2013 to join Forfar Athletic.

He played 39 times for Forfar last season, scoring twice, against Dunfermline and then Brechin City.

 


 

Michael Dunlop

dunlop michaelMichael DunlopPosition: Defence
Date Of Birth: 11/01/1993
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Height: 6ft 2
Previous Clubs: Aberdeen
Date Signed: July 2012
Debut: 28th July 2012 (Dunfermline Athletic)

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Biography

Michael is a former Aberdeen youth team captain and following his release by the Dons he featured in all of Forfar Athletic's 2012/2013 pre-season fixtures before signing for the Loons.

In his first season he played in 22 games overall, making six appearances from the bench. He also went on loan for East Stirlingshire for a month, playing just once.

After one appearance in August last season, he went on loan to Berwick for the whole season and impressed there in 31 games, also scoring twice.

 


 

Aaron James

Aaron JamesAaron James Position: Defence
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Date Signed: July 2014
Debut: 27th July 2014 (East Fife)

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Stuart Malcolm

malcolm stuartStuart Malcolm Position: Defence
Date Of Birth: 20/08/1979
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Height: 6ft
Previous Clubs: St Johnstone, Cowdenbeath, Plymouth Argyle, Ross County, Drogheda United, Dublin City, Alloa Athletic, Montrose, Shelbourne, Finn Harps, Forfar Athletic, Arbroath
Date Signed: June 2013
Debut: East Fife (27th July 2013)

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Biography

Stuart Malcolm rejoined the Loons in the summer of 2013 after a three year spell at Arbroath where he was club captain.
Malcolm started his career at St Johnstone, making one senior appearance and spending time on loan at Cowdenbeath. After he left St Johnstone he spent a season down south at Plymouth Argyle but he could not break into the first team so made his way back north to Ross County. He had a season and a half at the Staggies, making 38 appearances and scoring once, before he decided to try his hand in Ireland. He was there for a year and a half, at Drogheda United and then Dublin City, coming back to Scotland to play for Alloa Athletic after City went bust. Eight months after joining Alloa he was released and joined Montrose in March 2007, although his time there was shorter, he was released at the end of the 2006-07 season.
He then signed for a team in Ireland, this time Shelbourne who were managed by his former Dublin City manager. This stint was also short as at the end of 2007 he departed to sign for Finn Harps where he stayed for a season and a half. After leaving Harps he signed for Forfar Athletic in the summer of 2009, but left the club in autumn after making a handful of appearances.
He signed for Arbroath in 2010 where he stayed for three seasons as captain before electing to sign for Dick Campbell again in 2013.

 


 

Jim Paterson

paterson jimJim PatersonPosition: Defence
Date Of Birth: 25/09/1979
Birthplace: Bellshill
Height: 5ft 9
Previous Clubs: Dundee United, Motherwell, Plymouth Argyle, Aberdeen (loan), Shamrock Rovers, Bristol Rovers, Celtic Nation (loan)
Date Signed: September 2014
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Jim put pen to paper on a deal till early January of next year.
The Hamilton based player who was capped nine times by Scotland at Under 21 level began his senior career at Dundee United, before plying his trade with Motherwell, Plymouth Argyle, Aberdeen, Shamrock Rovers and for the last two seasons down in the west country at Bristol Rovers.

 


 

Andrew Steeves

Andrew SteevesAndrew Steeves Position: Defence
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Date Signed: July 2014
Debut: 27th July 2014 (East Fife)

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The young left back joined the Loons in July 2014 after a few years in the St Johnstone youth system.

 


 

James Dale

dale jamesJames Dale Position: Midfield
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Birthplace: Reading
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Previous Clubs: Bristol Rovers, Stirling University
Date Signed: July 2013
Debut: East Fife (27th July 2013)

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Biography

James Dale signed for the Loons in July 2013 from Stirling University, the same club that Danny Denholm signed from.
19 year old Dale started his career at English League Two side Bristol Rovers although failed to make a first team appearance. He left in 2012 to move up to Stirling University to study and played for the university’s First XI as well.
James started 19 games as well as coming off the bench 15 times last season, also scoring twice against East Fife and Dunfermline Athletic.



 

Danny Denholm

denholm dannyDanny DenholmPosition: Midfield
Date Of Birth: 01/01/1991
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Previous Clubs: Edinburgh City, Stirling University, Forfar Athletic, Livingston
Date Signed: May 2014
Debut: 28th July 2012 (Dunfermline Athletic)

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Biography

Danny first joined the Loons after playing with the Stirling University side who won the 2012 East of Scotland Premier League. 
After a successful season at Station Park Danny was offered the chance of full time football and joined Livingston last season.
At the end of the season he left the Almondvale side after 30 appearances and 2 goals to go back to Forfar Athletic.

 


 

Martyn Fotheringham

fotheringham martynMartyn Fotheringham Position: Midfield
Date Of Birth: 23/03/1983
Birthplace: Perth
Height: 5 ft 10
Previous Clubs: St Johnstone, Brechin (Loan), Montrose, Cowdenbeath
Date Signed: May 2007
Debut: Stranraer (4th August 2007)

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Biography

A product of the St Johnstone youth scheme, Martyn had a spell on loan at Brechin City before joining Montrose in 2005. He then had a season at Cowdenbeath before Forfar manager Jim Moffat took him to Station Park in 2007.
Martyn, the Loons’ longest serving player, is in his eighth season at the club and has now played 221 times, scoring 37 goals overall.

 


 

Stephen Husband

Stephen HusbandStephen HusbandPosition: Midfielder
Date of Birth: 29/10/1990
Birthplace: Kelty
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Previous Clubs: Cowdenbeath, Hearts, Livingston (loan), Blackpool, Stockport County (loan), Dunfermline Athletic
Date Signed: July 2014
Debut: 27th July 2014 (East Fife)

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Biography

 Husband started his career at Cowdenbeath, making his debut in late 2006 at the age of 16. He made five appearances during that season before joining Hearts’ Youth Academy.
In 2009 he played seven times whilst on loan to Livingston before English Championship side Blackpool signed him for £25,000 rising to potentially £100k with add-ons. He made just 3 appearances in tangerine, all coming in the first two months of his stint at the Seasiders.
In January 2011 he spent a month at Stockport County on loan, scoring two goals in five games as well as collecting a red card in his third match.This was to be his last senior competitive action until his release by Blackpool in the summer of 2012.
He joined Dunfermline that summer, staying there for two seasons whilst making 61 appearances and scoring 13 goals, four of which were against his current employers.
He joined Forfar in July 2014.



 

Omar Kader

kader omarOmar Kader Position: Midfield
Date Of Birth: 29/04/1986
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Previous Clubs: Spartans
Date Signed: July 2012
Debut: 28th July 2012 (Dunfermline Athletic)

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Omar Kader signed for the Loons in July 2012 after impressing Dick Campbell in pre-season. The pacy winger joined from East of Scotland (now Lowland League) side Spartans after spending three seasons there before.
Omar has played 66 games overall for the club, scoring eight times.

 


 

Liam Keiller

Liam KeillerLiam Keiller Position: Midfield
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Previous Clubs: Brechin
Date Signed: July 2014
Debut: 27th October 2012 (Stranraer)

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Liam signed a professional contract in 2014 along with Craig Smith and Paul McLellan.
Keiller made his senior debut in October 2012 when he came on down at Stranraer. He made two more sub appearances in 2013/14, coming on again in October, against Dunfermline and then in the last game of the season down at Stranraer.
He was previously at Brechin.

 


 

Gavin Malin

malin gavinGavin Malin Position: Midfield
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Previous Clubs: Spartans
Date Signed: December 2012
Debut: East Fife (29th December 2012)

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Biography

Talented midfielder Gavin Malin joined Forfar Athletic in December 2012 originally on an amateur contract.
He joined Spartans in 2007 from West Lancashire Premier Division side Blackpool Wren Rovers and initially played for the 2nd team. He broke into the first team soon after and was an important player for the Ainslie Park side.
After playing 141 times and scoring 63 goals he left in 2012 and signed for Kendal Town down south before a short stint at Blackpool Wren Rovers and then returning up to Scotland to play for the Loons.
Gavin was an ever present in the Great British university side that reached the final of the World University Games in Kazan in 2013. 
He has also played 56 times for Forfar, scoring eight goals.

 


 

Craig Smith

Craig SmithCraig Smith Position: Midfield
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Previous Clubs: Dundee
Date Signed: July 2014
Debut: 28th September 2013 (Arbroath)

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Craig signed a professional contract in 2014 along with Paul McLellan and Liam Keiller.
Smith made his debut in September 2013 from the bench in a 3-0 defeat to Arbroath, before making another two sub appearances later on in the season. From one of those, he scored the winning penalty to take Forfar through to the next round of the Scottish Cup at the expense of rivals Brechin City in December.
He was previously at Dundee.

 


 

Derek Young

young derekDerek YoungPosition: Midfielder
Date Of Birth: 27/5/1980
Birthplace: Glasgow
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Previous Clubs: Aberdeen, Dunfermline Athletic, St Johnstone, Partick Thistle, Aberdeen, Grindavik, Greenock Morton, Queen of the South
Date Signed: June 2014
Debut: East Fife(27th July 2014)

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Biography

Derek signed a two year deal with the club in June 2014.
He started his career off at Aberdeen before moving to Dunfermline in 2003. After a three year spell at the Pars, he spent 2006/07 at St Johnstone and then Partick Thistle. He returned to Aberdeen for a four year spell before being released in 2011. A short spell in Iceland with Grindavik followed, but he returned to Scotland with Morton in November of that year.

He spent two years at Queen of the South before signing for the Loons this summer.

 


 

Dale Hilson

Dale HilsonDale Hilson Position: Forward
Date Of Birth: 23/12/1992
Birthplace: Stirling
Previous Clubs: Dundee United, Forfar Athletic (loan)
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Date Signed: July 2014
Debut: Stirling Albion (31st July 2010)

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Biography

Dale joined the club permanently after being on loan from Dundee United the previous four seasons.
Hilson was at Carse Thistle before joining Dundee United’s youth ranks.
He made his senior debut at the age of 17 in October 2009 against Hamilton Academical, before making a further two appearances in his United career. He first joined the Loons on loan in the summer of 2010, originally for a month before it was extended to the end of the season. He then returned to Station Park in January of 2012 for the remainder of 2011/12. Another month long loan in December 2012 was extended to May of that season. In August 2013 he had his fourth loan spell at the club and his best season, becoming joint top scorer with 13 goals in33 games.
Dale was released by United in the summer of 2014 and despite interest from higher clubs, joined Forfar on a one-year deal to the delight of everyone involved at the club.

 


 

Paul McLellan

mclellan paulPaul McLellan Position: Forward
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Previous Clubs: Celtic, Dundee United
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Date Signed: July 2014
Debut: Stenhousemuir (12th January 2014)

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Biography

Paul signed a professional contract in 2014 along with Liam Keiller and Craig Smith.
He played in last season’s friendlies before making his senior debut in January of this year, coming on as a sub against Stenhousemuir. He also came on against Ayr United in April and will be hoping to make more appearances this season.
Paul was also at Celtic and Dundee United before arriving at Station Park. 


 

Gavin Swankie

swankie gavinGavin Swankie Position: Forward
Date Of Birth: 24/11/1983
Birthplace: Arbroath
Height: 5ft 11
Previous Clubs: Arbroath, Dundee, Arbroath (loan), St. Johnstone, Arbroath
Date Signed: June 2012
Debut: Dunfermline Athletic (28th July 2012)

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Biography

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– 10 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 2010–11.
He stayed at Arbroath for another season before moving to rivals Forfar Athletic in 2012 and scored 10 goals in 33 appearances.

 


 

Chris Templeman

templeman chrisChris Templeman Position: Forward
Date Of Birth: 11/09/1980
Birthplace: Kirkcaldy
Height: 6 ft 5 in
Previous Clubs: Dunfermline Athletic, Dumbarton (loan), Stirling Albion (loan), Stirling Albion, Brechin City, Greenock Morton, Brechin City (loan), East Fife
Date Signed: May 2009
Debut: East Fife (25 July 2009)

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Biography

The striker moved to Forfar in June 2009 following a spell with East Fife.
Chris began his senior career with Dunfermline Athletic in 1997 before moving to Stirling Albion and then Brechin City. At Glebe Park he had a prolific scoring record which led to a big money move to Morton in 2004. He then had a loan spell back at Brechin before joining East Fife during 2008 and finally arriving at Station Park in 2009.
He has scored almost 50 goals for the Loons in 5 years.

 
 

 

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