Players

201415seasontickets600Scott McKinlay, Orchard Timber Products Managing Director is pictured with Dick Campbell and summer 2013 signings l. to r. Mark Baxter, Darren Dods, Gary Fusco, Paul McManus, Marvin Andrews and Stuart Malcom.

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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
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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.
Douglas has also collected 19 caps, at one point being first choice for Scotland.

 


 

Darren Hill

hill darrenDarren Hill Position: Goalkeeper
Date Of Birth: 03/12/1981
Birthplace: Falkirk
Height: 6ft
Previous Clubs: Falkirk, East Stirlingshire, Arbroath
Date Signed: January 2013
Debut: 26th January 2013 (Arbroath)

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Darren Hill joined the club in January 2013 after being released by Arbroath.
Hill started his career at Falkirk, coming through the youth ranks and making just under 50 appearances in his 8 years at the club. He had a year out of the game after leaving in 2006 before he signed for East Stirlingshire in the summer of 2007.
He impressed in his 14 games there as six months later he was given a contract at Arbroath. Hill was part of the 2010-2011 Third Division winning squad, as well as being in goal for the next season when they reached second in the Second Division.
He suffered an injury in the early part of 2012-13 and lost his place to Scott Morrison and Tony Bullock before being released in January 2013 after making 163 appearances for the club. He joined Forfar a couple of days after being released and was in goal for every game the rest of the season.

 


 

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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Mark Baxter signed for the Loons in May 2013 on a pre-contract 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 before leaving in 2013 to sign for Forfar Athletic.

 


 

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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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.

 


 

Michael Dunlop

dunlop michaelMichael Dunlop Position: 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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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.
Michael was at Berwick Rangers on loan last season.

 


 

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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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.

 


 

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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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.


 

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
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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 Forfar Athletic were delighted to regain the service of Danny for the 2014/2015 season.

 


 

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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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 is now the Loons’ longest serving player after Stephen Tulloch departed at the end of last season, playing over 150 games chipping in with more than 25 goals.

 


 

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 pacey winger joined from East of Scotland (now Lowland League) side Spartans after spending three seasons there before.

 


 

Gavin Malin

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

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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.

 


 

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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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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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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