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Montrose FC Pen Pics - As of 1st March 2014



STUART McKENZIE (Goalkeeper)
Stuart returned to Links Park in the summer from Cove Rangers after spending five seasons with the Highland League Champions on a two year contract. The 24 year old returning after leaving in the summer of 2008. During his time at Allan Park, McKenzie gained three Highland League Championship medals and last season he conceded the lowest amount of goals in the league, 26, as Kevin Tindal’s side clinched the title with a final day victory over Formartine United.
He made 4 + 2 sub appearances for Montrose in season 2006/07 after joining from Inverness Caledonian Thistle in January 2007 before having a loan spell at Cove Rangers. He made a further five appearances for Montrose the following season before John Sheran took him to Allan Park in the summer of 2008. The Montrose management team watched the Aberdeen based keeper on a number of occasions before making there move once his Cove Rangers contract had ended. Ever present this season



John McCafferty (Goalkeeper)
Player/Coach John acts as back up to Stuart McKenzie. Has formerly played with Dundee, Ross County, Peterhead and Carnoustie Panmure. Joined Montrose last summer. Age 28


Alan Campbell (Centre half)
Alan moved to Links Park in the summer of 2009 from Carnoustie Panmure and is the longest serving player at Links Park making over 130 appearances for the club. He picked up the Directors Player of the Year and Players Player of the Year trophies in season 2009/10 and was again Directors Player of the Year in 2010/11 while in season 12/13 he won the Fans favourite award.  He was spotted playing junior football with Scone Thistle and was quickly snapped up by Arbroath manager John McGlashan spent two seasons with Arbroath having a couple of loan spells with Carnoustie Panmure. After being released by Arbroath he joined Carnoustie in April 2009. Strong and powerful central defender who can also play at right and left back. Alan made his 100th Montrose appearance in the 3 – 1 victory over East Stirling on April 21st 2012. Age 29.




COLIN WILSON (Centre Half)
Colin joined Montrose in July 2013 from junior side Musselburgh Athletic after spending pre season training and playing for Montrose. Wilson progressed through the youth sides at Kirkcaldy before earning a full-time contract with Raith Rovers in June 2010. Colin made his senior debut on 12 November 2011 as a substitute in a 1–0 defeat against Ayr United in a Scottish First Division fixture. In March 2012 he joined junior side Musselburgh Athletic on the end of the season. Was released by Raith Rovers last season and appeared once on the bench as a substitute for Montrose at Annan Athletic in January 2013 before returning to Musselburgh Athletic.






Jonathan crawford (Centre Half)
22 year old versatile player who joined Montrose in September 2010 after a successful trial match against Albion Rovers. Jonathan who can play at right back, centre half or midfield was released by Aberdeen in the summer of 2010. He made his Aberdeen debut in season 2009/10 as a substitute against Hamilton Accies on August 22nd before going out on loan to Peterhead. Whilst at Pittodrie Jonathan was called in the Scotland Under 19 squad that included Danny Wilson now of Liverpool, John Fleck and David Wotherspoon (Hibernian). Jonathan who signed a new one year contract in the summer is currently playing in central defence has made over eighty appearances for Montrose.






CRAIG BELL (Centre Half)
After a successful pre season trial Craig joined Montrose in time in make his debut as a substitute in the opening day Ramsden Cup tie against Elgin City. Craig is a strong, athletic left sided player who came through the youth system at Dundee United. He played in the United Under 17 side in 2011/12 having been with the club for three years. Craig signed a professional deal in the summer of 2011 and was part of the United Under 20 side before being released in the summer. Local lad who hails from Forfar. Age 19.








PAUL WATSON (Left back)
Paul rejoined Montrose in July 2012 from St Andrews United for his third spell at Links Park. His first two spells came on loan from firstly Arbroath in season 2009/10 and then from Forfar Athletic the following season. After his first spell at Links Park, Paul was sold by Arbroath to Forfar Athletic but after being released at the end of the 10/11 he joined Peterhead. Had a spell with St Andrews United before his move to Links Park in the summer. Scored in the opening four matches of the season before ending the season with six goals.







TERRY MASSON (Midfield)
Now in his fourth season at Links Park, Terry joined Montrose in June 2010 from junior side Carnoustie Panmure. He played for both Dundee and Dundee United before the 21 year old moved to his home town side Arbroath. He spent two seasons at Gayfield making 4 starts and 16 substitute appearances before moving to Carnoustie Panmure. Brechin City brought Masson on board for the final stages of season 2009/10 and Masson was regular off the bench as the Glebe Park side reached the Play-Off Final. Terry picked up a knee injury on his Montrose debut at Dens Park against Dundee in August 2010 and didn’t play again until January 2011. Has made over eighty appearances for Montrose scoring a number of important goals. Can play in a variety of positions including right back and central midfield.



ross mcCord (Midfield)
Ross returned to Montrose in July 2013 after a two year spell with Alloa Athletic. Ross spent season 2010/11 on loan at Links Park from Dundee United before moving to Alloa Athletic the following season and was part of the Recreation Park side who won the third division championship. He will be remembered at Links Park for some spectacular goals including two in the 8 - 1 victory over Clyde in September 2010. Ross rejoined Montrose in February 2013 from Alloa Athletic on an emergency temporary transfer before his permanent transfer this summer. A midfield dynamo who can pull the strings with a great range of passing and can also find the back of the net. His brother Ryan plays for Alloa Athletic. Age 23




GRAHAM WEBSTER (Midfield)
Graham joined Montrose in July from Dundee after a successful pre season trial. He was a member of Dundee's Under 19 squad and with Dundee in administration and relying on youth Webster made his first team debut on 10 April 2011 against Stirling Albion from the start. He made two further appearances that season one as a substitute and played the full 90 minutes on the closing day of the season. Graham didn’t make any appearances in the Premier League last season. Can play in a wide role or in central midfield. Had a spell on loan with Peterhead during season 2011/12.

 





Garry wood (Forward)
New Club Captain Garry returned to Links Park for a second spell in January 2012 after being released by Ross County and signed a new two year contract in the summer. He originally joined Montrose in season 2007/08 on loan from Inverness Caledonian Thistle scoring eleven times. He then returned to Inverness and spent a season playing in the Premier League scoring against Celtic. Garry joined Ross County at the start of season 2009/10 and played against Montrose in the Challenge Cup. He had a spell on loan to Peterhead last season before his move to Montrose. A well liked player around the club Garry who is a big powerful striker who scored eight times last season to take his Montrose total to 21. Started his career with Elgin City. Currently playing in central defence.





Scott Johnston (Forward)
Dundee based striker Scott was snapped up by former manager Ray Farningham in July 2011. Scott had spent the previous two seasons with East Stirlingshire and was a virtual ever present. He started his career with Dundee FC at youth level before joining junior side Forfar West End where he came to the attention of Shire manager Jim McNally. Scott turned down fresh terms with East Stirlingshire to join Montrose. Can also play in midfield if required. Scott had an excellent time at the club where his never say die attitude as well as great link up play has seen him become a firm favourite with the Links Park faithful. Has scored eleven times in his two seasons at Montrose making over eighty appearances. Age 24.






KIERAN STURROCK (Forward)
17 year old Kieran made his Montrose debut against Annan Athletic on the final day of season 2012/13 as a substitute at Annan Athletic at the age of only 16, before being called into the first team squad during the summer. Kieran joined Montrose from Dundee and scored two hat tricks in successive matches for the Under 19 side Berwick Rangers and Cowdenbeath in March 2013. Made his first starting appearance against Stirling Albion on the opening day of the league campaign.








BRYAN DEASLEY (Forward)
Dundee based Bryan joined Montrose on the last day of the August 2013 transfer window on from neighbours Forfar Athletic on loan until January with third time lucky being the case. He had only joined Forfar Athletic for the third time, this time on a six month contract in July.
Deasley started his career at Dundee, making his debut in 2005 against Airdrie United and made another 49 appearances in 4 years, scoring 7 goals for the Dees. During this time he spent time on loan to both Arbroath and Cowdenbeath before signing a year’s loan at the Loons in 2009 scoring 4 in 28 as he helped the club win promotion out of the Third Division, grabbing the killer second goal in the play-off final against rivals Arbroath.
 On his return he was told by Dundee he had no future there so to find a new club, which he did, signing permanently for Forfar despite strong interest from Montrose. He spent another year at Station Park before dropping down a division to play for Peterhead with Ray Farningham this time also trying to take him to Links Park.
He spent a year and a half at Balmoor, before leaving originally on loan to Carnoustie in December 2012 then signing a deal until the end of the season with Lochee United.  He rejoined Forfar in July 2013 after impressing in friendlies. Scored on his Montrose debut against Albion Rovers on 31st August. Age 25



 

COACHING STAFF



GEORGE SHIELDS (Assistant Manager)
As well as being assistant manager George is also head of youth development at Links Park. Recently George has been in charge of junior side Dundee Violet. George started his career at Dundee United as a youth. He then signed for Dundee 1973/74 had short spells with Arbroath and Forfar Athletic before playing for various junior teams with Dundee St Josephs being the most successful as player when he was capped for Scotland juniors. George then managed the Joey’s to a clean sweep of domestic honours in the 1997/98 season. He coached youths at Dundee United, Dundee and he then became Head of Youth and first team coach at Brechin City winning the league with Dick and Ian Campbell. George then managed Dundee Violet before joining Montrose as Head of Youth and first team coach.





LEE WILKIE (Assistant Manager)
Former Scotland internationalist Lee was appointed Montrose assistant manager in June 2012 after a spell as a football agent. 32 year old Lee spent the majority of his playing career with Dundee and during his time at Dens Park he had short loan spells in England with Plymouth Argyle and Notts County plus nine games with Falkirk. Between 2002 and 2003 he won 11 international caps for Scotland the last coming in the 6 – 0 defeat against the Netherlands in November 2003. Wilkie suffered serious anterior cruciate ligament injuries in January 2004 and in April 2005 but continued to play on after building up the muscles to compensate for the lack of ligament. He joined Dundee United in 2006 and after a spell with Ross County, he led the team out as captain in the 2008 Scottish League Cup Final. He signed a new three year contract with United in 2009 but announced his retirement in April 2010 due to sustained knee problems. Last season as well as being an agent he also wrote for the Dundee Evening Telegraph and coached the Dundee Under 19 side. During his career he made over 200 appearances.




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