Squad - Season 17/18

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1. Alan Martin
Position Goalkeeper
Date of Birth 01/01/89
Age 29
Contract Expiry May 2019
Joined Club June 2017
Left Club
Previous Clubs
Place of Birth Glasgow
Sponsors Willie Green
Norman Blount

The third summer signing ahead of the 2017/18 season, Alan was a stand-out in Dumbartons side last season.

2. Shaun Rooney
Position Defender
Date of Birth 26/07/96
Age 21
Contract Expiry June 2018
Joined Club June 2017
Left Club
Previous Clubs Queens Park, Dunfermline, York City
Place of Birth Bellshill
Sponsors Palmerston Cafe
Just Cuts

Signed from York City to boost the defence, Shaun is a young defender who can play right back or in the centre of defence.

3. Jordan Marshall
Position Left Back
Date of Birth 27/10/96
Age 21
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club June 2015
Left Club
Previous Clubs Carlisle United
Place of Birth Newcastle upon Tyne
Sponsors Doonhamers Travel Club
Norman Blount

An attacking left back product of the Carlisle United Academy announced by James Fowler on 29 June 2015 as having signed after being involved with Queens in the latter part of the previous season.

4. Callum Fordyce
Position Defender
Date of Birth 23/06/92
Age 25
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club June 2017
Left Club
Previous Clubs Livingston, Clyde (L), Dunfermline
Place of Birth Livingston
Sponsors Norman Blount
Finlay Patterson

Gary Naysmiths second signing ahead of the 17/18 season. Callum was captain of Dunfermline last season

5. Darren Brownlie
Position Centre Back
Date of Birth 10/04/94
Age 23
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club June 2015
Left Club
Previous Clubs Motherwell, Ayr, Partick, Cowdenbeath
Place of Birth Bellshill
Sponsors Spread Eagle
Shrewsbury Supporters Club

Centre back announced as signed by James Fowler on 17 June 2015. Fowler played for Cowdenbeath on loan from January 18th to 25 March in 2014 with Brownlie in the team with him.

6. Kyle Cameron
Loan - In
Position Defender
Date of Birth 15/01/97
Age 21
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club January 2018
Left Club
Previous Clubs Newcastle, Workington (L), York City (L), Newport County (L)
Place of Birth Hexham
Sponsors


Scotland U21 defender, signed on loan from Newcastle until the end of the season

7. Andrew Stirling
Position Winger
Date of Birth 05/03/90
Age 27
Contract Expiry May 2019
Joined Club June 2017
Left Club
Previous Clubs Stenhousemuir, East Stirling, Kitsap Pumas, Stranraer, Dunfermline, Stirling (L), Stranraer, Dumbarton
Place of Birth Paisley
Sponsors Charnwood Lodge
Murray Paterson

An ex Stranraer winger who signed on a pre-contract while at Dumbarton

8. John Rankin
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 27/06/83
Age 34
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club January 2017
Left Club
Previous Clubs Ross County, ICT, Hibs, Dundee Utd, Falkirk
Place of Birth Bellshill
Sponsors KBT Pharmacy
Complete Insurance Solutions

The experienced midfielder was Gary Naysmiths first permanent signing, joining in January 2017 on an 18 month contract after leaving Falkirk

9. Derek Lyle
Position Forward
Date of Birth 13/02/81
Age 36
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club August 2012
Left Club
Previous Clubs Partick Thistle, East Stirlngshire (L), QoS (L), QoS, Stirling A (L), Dunfermline Ath (L), Dundee, Hamilton, Morton, Hamilton, Cowdenbeath
Place of Birth Glasgow
Sponsors Fiona Kirkpatrick, Peterhead
Grajen

Much travelled forward rejoined QoS in August 2012. Something of a Palmerston trophy magnet, he was previously at Queens for 4 years including the 2002 Division Two Championship and Challenge Cup wins. Lyle scored the second goal in that Challenge Cup Final. Over 100 QoS 1st team appearances in that 1st spell. Returned after 6 years away for the 2012/13 league and cup double season making Lyle the 1st ever player to play in 4 senior trophy winning teams for Queen of the South. A fitness fanatic who supplements his football exercise with regular additional training in a boxing gym.

11. Stephen Dobbie
Position Forward
Date of Birth 05/12/82
Age 35
Contract Expiry June 2019
Joined Club August 2016
Left Club
Previous Clubs Rangers, Hibernian, St Johnstone, Dumbarton (L), Queen of the South, Swansea City, Blackpool (L), Brighton & Hove Albion, Crystal Palace, Blackpool (L), Fleetwood Town (L), Bolton Wanderers
Place of Birth Glasgow
Sponsors Dumfries Toolroom
Jardine Roofing Ltd

12. Joe Thomson
Loan - In
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 14/01/97
Age 21
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club December 2017
Left Club
Previous Clubs
Place of Birth Paisley
Sponsors


Young midfielder signed on loan from Celtic just before the transfer window. Joe spent time on loan at Livingston earlier in the season.

14. Kyle Jacobs
Position Utility
Date of Birth 14/06/91
Age 26
Contract Expiry May 2019
Joined Club June 2015
Left Club
Previous Clubs Livingston, Kilmarnock (L)
Place of Birth Johannesburg
Sponsors Roger Turnbull


South African born Kyle was part of football history described by UEFA  as, "almost certainly a European and world first". On 27 April 2010 he played as one of four brothers in the same team (alongside his fellow triplets Sheldon and Devon plus eldest brother Keaghan in a 2-0 win for Livi v Albion Rovers). Kyle joined James Fowler on the playing staff for half a season at Killie from August 2013. Jacobs scored the only goal, a 78th minute penalty, against QoS to keep Livi up on the last day of the regular 2014/15 league season. Jacobs was announced by James Fowler on 29 June 2015 as being signed by QoS for his versatility.

17. Connor Murray
Position Forward
Date of Birth 24/04/97
Age 20
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club August 2015
Left Club
Previous Clubs St Mirren
Place of Birth Glasgow
Sponsors Sam McKie
Aerial Install

18. Ross Fergusson
Position Striker
Date of Birth 01/04/97
Age 20
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club June 2016
Left Club
Previous Clubs
Place of Birth Dumfries
Sponsors Keith Faulds
Litebites

19. Owen Bell
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 15/01/99
Age 19
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club July 2012
Left Club
Previous Clubs Lochar Thistle Youths
Place of Birth Dumfries
Sponsors Finlay Currie


20. Jack Leighfield
Position Goalkeeper
Date of Birth 23/03/98
Age 19
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club August 2010
Left Club
Previous Clubs Upper Annandale
Place of Birth Dumfries
Sponsors The Stag Hotel
The Famous Star Hotel and Restaurant

Devorgilla Doonhamers
21. Dan Carmichael
Position Winger
Date of Birth 21/06/90
Age 27
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club October 2016
Left Club
Previous Clubs Hibernian, Gretna 2008
Place of Birth Dumfries
Sponsors Queens Trust
KBT Pharmacy

22. Jesse Akubuine
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 08/03/98
Age 19
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club August 2016
Left Club
Previous Clubs Brentford, Peterborough United
Place of Birth Bolton
Sponsors Lindsay Hansen


23. Myles Beerman
Loan - In
Position Defender
Date of Birth 13/03/99
Age 18
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club January 2018
Left Club
Previous Clubs Floriana, Manchester City, Rangers
Place of Birth Mgarr, Malta
Sponsors BB Carpet Cleaning


Myles is a  young defender, who plays primarily at full back, who has joined from Rangers on a development loan until the end of the season.

He is a full Maltese international and has represented Malta at all age groups from U17s

24. Scott Mercer
Position Defender
Date of Birth 18/06/95
Age 22
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club January 2017
Left Club
Previous Clubs Dunfermline Athletic, East Fife
Place of Birth Kirkcaldy
Sponsors Alan Cowan
Ritchie Nichol

25. Lyndon Dykes
Position Forward
Date of Birth 07/10/95
Age 22
Contract Expiry May 2019
Joined Club June 2016
Left Club
Previous Clubs
Place of Birth Gold Coast, Australia
Sponsors AMD Contract Services
Adams Tiling

Young Australian forward with local relatives who was previously at the club before returning to Australia in January 2015. Signed again for the 2016/17 season

26. Ewan Gourlay
Position Defender
Date of Birth 29/03/99
Age 18
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club August 2011
Left Club
Previous Clubs Lochar Thistle Youths
Place of Birth Dumfries
Sponsors


Left This Season

Callum Tapping
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 05/06/93
Age 24
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club July 2015
Left Club January 2018
Previous Clubs Brechin City, Hearts, Alloa Ath (L), Tottenham Hotspur, Hamilton Acad, Celtic
Place of Birth London
Sponsors Jim Hastings Emily and Adam Copeland

Born in London to a Scottish mother and English father. Moved to Scotland as a 6 year old and later attended Larbert High School. Described by coaching staff at Hearts as, ’Diligent, conscientious, can see a pass, gets forward’. Signed by James Fowler after impressing as a trialist in a closed door friendly v Clyde on 4 July 2015. Tapping has 3 Scotland u19 caps & 1 at u21 from a 1-1 draw in Greece.

Callum rejoined Brechin City in January 2018 in order to get more regular football following a serious knee injury at the end of 2016/17

Chris Kane
Position Striker
Date of Birth 05/09/94
Age 23
Contract Expiry January 2018
Joined Club August 2017
Left Club January 2018
Previous Clubs St Johnstone, Dumbarton(L)
Place of Birth Edinburgh
Sponsors La Dolce Vita Brenda Brolls

A young striker, on loan from St Johnstone, who has previous Championship experience while on loan at Dumbarton.

Returned to St Johnstone in January after a successful loan spell

James McFadden
Position Forward
Date of Birth 14/04/83
Age 34
Contract Expiry January 2018
Joined Club September 2017
Left Club January 2018
Previous Clubs Motherwell, Everton, Birmingham City, Everton, Sunderland, Motherwell, St Johnstone, Motherwell
Place of Birth Glasgow
Sponsors BB Carpet Cleaning YourMove

A player who will need little introduction to Scottish football fans, James is an ex-international who signed for the club after a period of training with us after leaving Motherwell in the summer and an ex-team mate of Gary Naysmiths from their time at Everton.

Jason Kerr
Position Defender
Date of Birth 06/02/97
Age 20
Contract Expiry January 2018
Joined Club August 2017
Left Club January 2018
Previous Clubs St Johnstone, East Fife(L)
Place of Birth Edinburgh
Sponsors

Jason is the second player to join on loan from St Johnstone. A young defender, manager, Gary Naysmith knows well after also having him on loan at East Fifie.

Returned to St Johnstone in January after a successful loan spell