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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.

 


 

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.

 


 

Iain Campbell

campbell iainIain Campbell Position: Defence
Date Of Birth: 28/06/1985
Birthplace: Kirkcaldy
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Previous Clubs: Dunfermline, Kilmarnock, Ross County (Loan), Clyde (Loan), Alloa Athletic
Date Signed: May 2009
Debut: East Fife (25/07/2009)

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Biography

Iain began his career at Dunfermline before joining Kilmarnock for an undisclosed fee. Iain made no appearances in his time at Killie but had loan spells at Clyde and Ross County, where father Dick was also manager at the time.
He signed for Alloa in 2008 before rejoining his father at Forfar in 2009. Iain won player of the year in 2012/13 after turning in some excellent performances.

Season 2014/2015 saw Iain leave Station Park for Championship football with Cowdenbeath. During the closing stages of the season he returned to Station Park on loan and played an important role in securing the playoffs for the club. Unfortunately he was to missout on the playoff matches due to his loan period ending.

During the summer Iain left Central Park to return to play for Forfar Athletic this season.

 


 

Michael Dunlop

dunlop michaelMichael DunlopPosition: Defence
Date Of Birth: 11/01/1993
Birthplace: 
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.

 


 

Michael Travis

travis michaelMichael TravisPosition: Defence
Date Of Birth: 06/05/1993
Birthplace:Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 
Height: 6ft 2
Previous Clubs: Livingston, Arbroath, Forfar Athletic (trialist), Montrose (trialist)
Date Signed: January 2015
Debut: 10th January 2015 (Stranraer)

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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.

 


 

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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Biography

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.

 


 

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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