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Forfar Athletic v Montrose
Ladbrokes SPFL League 1
Station Park, Forfar
Saturday 21st September 2019
Kick Off: 3.00m

League 1 Table 2019/20

Team   P 
Pts
East Fife
6 14
Raith Rovers
6 12
Falkirk
6 11
Airdrieonians
6 10
Dumbarton
6
9
Clyde
6 8
Peterhead
6 8
Forfar Athletic
6 7
Stranraer
6 4
MONTROSE
6 1

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Playing Staff


ALLAN FLEMING (Goalkeeper)

Squad number 1

Allan joined Montrose in June 2016 from Angus neighbours Arbroath and only missed one match due to illness as his 18 clean sheets helped lead Montrose to the League two title in season 2017/18. His heroics in goal including breaking the club’s record for clean sheets in consecutive away matches. The 35 year old, Dunfermline born Fleming joined Kelty Hearts from Cowdenbeath in 2005 and spent nine seasons with the junior outfit. In 2014, he moved to East Fife for one season before signing for Arbroath in July 2015, making over 40 appearances for the Red Lichties. ‘Seagull’ is a big favourite with the Montrose support.

 


AARON LENNOX (Goalkeeper)

Squad number 21

Aaron joined Montrose in the summer after being released by Partick Thistle, he had spent the latter half of season 2018/19 on loan to Cowdenbeath. Lennox has previously played for Queens Park Rangers, Maidenhead United, Concord Rangers, Hayes & Yeading United, Aberdeen and Raith Rovers. He has represented Australia numerous times at youth level. Age 26




CAMMY BALLANTYNE (Right back)

Squad number - 2

There was must delight at Links Park when Montrose announced the return of League championship winning right back Cammy after the conclusion of the 2018/19 season. The right having spent the season with fellow League One side Dumbarton. Originally joining United from Westwood in East Kilbride, Cammy played with East Kilbride Youth Club before joining the youth ranks at United in 2007. He agreed professional terms at Tannadice, signing a three year contract on June 26, 2013 and left school at Duncanrig Secondary to pursue his football career. Since then, he has featured regularly for the United U20 side and the Development Squad, while also playing for Scotland at U17 level. In 2014, Cammy represented his country in the qualifying and the final stages of the U17 European Championship, reaching as far as the semi final of the tournament. He made his United first team debut as a substitute in May 2016 towards the end of the 2015-16 season and that same month, he agreed a one year contract extension. During the 2016-17 pre-season, Cammy was promoted to the first team under manager Ray McKinnon. As well as picking up a few end of season awards at Montrose Cammy was also on the bench for Scotland U/21’s against Estonia in March 2017. Cammy deservedly picked up a League winners medal at the end of season 2017/18. Age 22



ANDREW STEEVES (Left Back)

Squad number 3

Andrew signed a new contract with the club in May 2017 after making over 170 appearances for the club since his arrival on loan from Forfar Athletic in March 2015.
He was an ever present as Montrose won the League Two League title in season 2017/18 playing in every minute of evry league match. His form that season saw him grab a place in the SPFL team of the year and SPFA team of year. Andrew spent three months out of the side after suffering a serious knee injury in the cup against Lothian Thistle in November 2015 but still went on to claim the Directors Player of the Year and Fans Favourite trophies at the end of his first full season at the club. A popular player at the club he can play both left back and central defence. The twenty five year old Scone based player moved to Station Park after being released by St. Johnstone. He finally broke his scoring duck with the club with a 30 yard screamer in the home win over Edinburgh City in April 2017


SEÁN DILLON (Centre half)


Squad number 14

Another league ever present as Montrose won the League Two title in April 2018. Sean was named as the t
Ladbrokes League 2 player of season as well as played a place in the SPFL team of the year which was made up entirely of the Montrose defence! Montrose fought off the competition of a number of clubs in secure the signing of ex Dundee United captain Sean in June  2017 on a two-year deal until the summer of 2019. This has since been extended to May 2020. The Dublin born Irishman will not only have a playing role at Links Park, he will also become first team coach, joining Petrie’s backroom staff of Ross Campbell and Jim Butter. Before joining United, Dillon played for Irish teams Longford Town and Shelbourne in the League of Ireland and also represented the Republic of Ireland at U16, U21 and B international level.
Moving to Scotland in January 2007, Sean became Craig Levein’s first signing and went on to make 346 appearances for the club, scoring seven goals and memorably lifting the Scottish Cup in 2010 after beating Ross County 3–0. He ended his ten year stint with Dundee United in May 2017 after a successful testimonial year and a match against Hearts. He also played his part in United’s unsuccessful attempt at a return to the Premiership after the side failed to negotiate through the end of season play offs. Age 36



MATTY ALLAN (Defender)

Squad number – 4

Signed a new contract to keep him at Links Park until the summer of 2020. Matty suffered badly with injury last season and didn’t play after November 2018. Returned to the side at the start of the new season. A versatile defender who can play at right back, sweeper or in central defence. Was part of the  SPFL team of the year in season 2017/18. He signed a one year contract with Montrose in June 2017 after completing a two loan spells at Links Park. The 23 year old spent the first half of season 2015/16 at Links Park, featuring 15 times for Paul Hegarty’s side, and only returned to Dens Park due to injury. He returned again for season 16/17 featuring a further 13 times before being released by Dundee and being snapped up by Stewart Petrie in May 2017. Allan is a product of the Dundee youth academy who has regularly impressed in the Development League. His return to Links Park co-inciding with the club reaching the play offs and Matty had the extra reward off twice being placed in the SPFL team of the week.



KERR WADDELL (Centre half)

Squad number - 5

Kerr signed a two year contract with Montrose in the summer of 2019 ending manager Stewart Petrie search for a replacement for Michael Bolochoweckyj. Waddell is a product of Dundee's youth academy. Having featured regularly for Dundee's U20 side, including playing in a Challenge Cup tie against Cove Rangers, Waddell was named among the substitutes for a handful of senior league games during the 2016–17 season, without making an appearance. In March 2017, Waddell, along with Dundee teammate Kyle Gourlay, signed on loan for Scottish League Two club Clyde until the end of the season. Waddell made his competitive debut for Dundee on 18 July 2017, against Raith Rovers in the Scottish League Cup. He went on to start Dundee's next three League Cup group stage matches, as the club progressed to the knockout rounds as runners-up to rivals Dundee United. Waddell scored his first goals in his senior career in a 2–1 win against Hearts. Waddell moved on loan to Scottish Championship club Greenock Morton in July 2018 and spent the season at Cappielow. On 30 June 2019, Waddell left Dundee following the expiry of his contract. Age 21


IAIN CAMPBELL (Left back)

Squad number - 18

The 34 year old returned to Montrose in July 2017 having originally left at the end of season 2016/17. Iain first joined Montrose in August 2016 having left Forfar Athletic in the summer. Iain made his debut in the Irn Bru Cup win over East Stirlingshire. The Kirkcaldy born defender started his career in 2002 with Dunfermline Athletic where he made 36 appearances for the Fife side. In 2006, he moved to fellow SPL club Kilmarnock for an undisclosed fee and during his time there spent loan spells with both Ross County and Clyde. In 2008 Campbell had one season with Alloa Athletic before joining Forfar Athletic where he enjoyed five seasons making 148 appearances and 13 goals. Briefly moving to Cowdenbeath in 2014, Iain returned to Station Park, initially on loan, before resigning for The Loons in 2015. Son of Dick Campbell, Iain has played under his father twice, at Ross County and Forfar and now joins forces with his brother, Ross Montrose assistant manager. Great with set plays especially corner and free kicks. Can also play at centre back.

PAUL WATSON (Midfield)

Squad number - 8

Captained Montrose to their first league title in 33 years in season 2017/18 and played a major part as they secured their place in the Championship play offs last season. Paul re-joined 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 2012. Scored in the opening four matches of the season 2012/13 before ending the season with six goals. In season 2013/14 Paul finished second behind Bryan Deasley in the Montrose goalscoring stakes with eight goals from midfield with a number coming from his trademark free kicks and long range efforts has over thirty goals for the club the best one surely his goal against Edinburgh City in April 2017 from inside his own half which was nominated for the SPFL and the SPFA goal of the season.

TERRY MASSON (Midfield)

Squad number - 6

Now in his tenth season at Links Park Terry is the longest serving player at the club after joining in June 2010 from junior side Carnoustie Panmure and is due to celebrate the signing of a new two year deal with a testimonial year. Tez had played for both Dundee and Dundee United before the 31 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 featured over 300 times for the Gable Endies scoring over 30 goals. Can play in a variety of positions including right back and central midfield and never lets the side down. His loyality was rewarded with a League Two championship medal in season 2017/18

GRAHAM WEBSTER (Midfield)

Squad number - 7

Webby joined Montrose in July 2013 from Dundee after a successful pre-season trial and made over 35 appearances in his first season at Links Park. Graham made over forty appearances for Montrose during season 2016/17 before signing a fresh two year contract and deservedly got his hands on a league championship medal in April 2018. The previous season he hit ten goals for Montrose when making over thirty appearances in his wide right position. 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 that season. Can play in a wide role or in central midfield. Had a brief spell on loan to Carnoustie Panmure in season 14/15 but was quickly recalled by manager Paul Hegarty. Has made over 150 appearances for the club and scored a number of vital goals during last season’s League One season. Age 26


LIAM CALLAGHAN (Midfield)

Squad number - 19

Liam signed for Montrose in January 2017 and was managers Stewart Petrie’s first signing for the club. Signed a fresh contract in the summer to tie him to the club until May 2020.The 23 year old from Kelty came through the youth ranks at Cowdenbeath during which time he trialled at Birmingham City. Eventually breaking into the Blue Brazil first team, Liam made 26 appearances before moving to Arbroath. Despite featuring 13 times last season for our Angus neighbours, most of these were from the bench and when Mo boss Stewart Petrie came calling, Dick Campbell was persuaded to give the youngster a chance at Links Park. He is naturally left sided and can play both in defence and across midfield. Liam comes from a family with a strong footballing pedigree with his father Willie having played for Montrose in the 90's, his grandfather Willie Snr having played for Scotland in the 60's and his grandfathers brother, Tommy having played for Celtic in the 70's.Over 75 appearances for Montrose


ROSS CAMPBELL (Forward)

Squad number - 15

Ross joined Montrose in January 2015 from East Fife and his now assistant player manager at Links Park. He started his career with East of Scotland League side Spartans before spending six goal laden seasons at Forfar Athletic, where he played alongside his brother Iain under the guidance of father Dick. Scored six goals for Montrose in season 2014/15 and five last season when he missed only missed one match. Somewhat a versatile player Ross played at left back, centre half, midfield and upfront for the Gable Endies During season 2015/16. After the retirement of Chris Templeman, Ross played a major part in Montrose reaching the championship play offs scoring nine goals last season including two in the play off semi final against Queen of the South at Links Park. Age 36


LEWIS MILNE (Midfield)

Squad number - 11

Lewis returned to Montrose in January 2019 after spending six months with Raith Rovers. It was Lewis’s twelve goals (in a four month period) from midfield that played a major part in securing the league title for Montrose in season 2017/18. His tally included scoring a hat trick against Stirling Albion in a 5 – 0 away win in April at Forthbank. Born in Edinburgh, Milne began his footballing career at Dunfermline Athletic, playing for the club's youth setup in 2007–08 season. He then signed with Cowdenbeath in October 2008, playing in their youth setup and signing a professional deal in July 2010. On 7 May 2011 he made his first team debut, playing the last 24 minutes in a 0–3 away loss against Ross County. In March 2012 Milne signed a new two-year deal with Cowdenbeath. He scored his first professional goal on 6 October, in a 1–1 away draw against Livingston. After 8 years at Central Park, Milne signed for Forfar Athletic in June 2016. Lewis spent one season with Forfar Athletic, before deciding to move to Australia. Milne returned from Australia in November 2017, signing a short-term deal with Forfar. After this expired, he moved to Angus rivals Montrose at the beginning of January 2018. Milne left Montrose to go full-time with Raith Rovers, but he did not hold down a regular first-team place with the Kirkcaldy club and returned to Montrose. Age 25


BLAIR LYONS (Forward)

Squad number - 20

Blair joined Montrose in the summer from Lowland League side University of Stirling where he finished the season as top scorer with 16 goals. The 22 year old had been closely watched by a number of clubs before choosing to oin the Gable Endies. He made his debut for Montrose in the Betfred Cup against Ross County at Dingwall. He studied for his Sports Science degree, Blair arrived at Stirling University in 2017, having returned from the States, where he completed a two year scholarship with Upper Iowa University. A product of both Aberdeen and Kilmarnock youth academies, the Glasgow born front man also had short spells with Hamilton and Queens Park before moving to the US


CRAIG JOHNSTON (Forward)

Squad number - 16

Craig joined Montrose in May from Cowdenbeath days after helping the Central Park side preserve their place in League football. A prolific scorer for the under 19s over the last few seasons who broke into the first team squad in 2014. He originally joined Cowden as a 10 year old back in August 2005 before switching to Dunfermline Athletic in March 2007. Craig made his Montrose debut in a Betfred Cup tie against Hibernian and teams up at Links Park with his cousin Liam Callaghan. Scored seven goals for Montrose last season in their first season back in League One before his season was ended with a foot injury. Crowd favourite CJ hopes to be back playing in October.



MARTIN RENNIE (Forward)

Squad number – 9

Martin ended season 2018/19 as Montrose’s top scorer with 14 goals including a number of important encounters from the penalty spot. Rennie also picked up the SPFL League One player of the month award for January. The 25 year old arrived from Junior side Lochgelly Albert in January 2018 and was initially seen as a long term development prospect, but the highly sought after goal scorer grabbed his chance with both hands. Quickly becoming a fans favourite, Rennie made 10 appearances and netted 4 times in his first season at Montrose and his strength and determination was instrumental in setting up Jamie Redman’s equaliser against Elgin on the last day of the season to secure the SPFL Ladbrokes League 2 title for the club. His performances last season including the winner against Falkirk on the opening weekend of the Betfred Cup has led to a number of early enquiries from other clubs, which makes the Mo Boss even more delighted over the strikers decision to extend his stay at Links Park until 2020



JOSH SKELLY (Forward)

Squad number – 24

Josh joined Montrose in May 2018 from Arbroath but the former Dundee front man saw his time at Links Park restricted to Betfred Cup action due to injury. In an effort to regain fitness he first spent time on loan at League Two Cowdenbeath before ending the season on loan to East Region Super League side Broughty Athletic where he ended the season as top scorer with over twenty goals. Now back at Links Park Josh is looking to force his way into the side this season. Age 22



JOEL MacBEATH (FORWARD)

Squad Number --

Montrose FC have agreed a half season loan with Ross County for young frontman Joel MacBeath. The highly regarded 18 year old arrives at Links Park until January to strengthen Manager Stewart Petrie’s attacking options as they look to get their league campaign off the ground. The 6’ 1” Elgin born striker has been with the Dingwall club since the age of 7 and on leaving school secured a 2 year apprenticeship before being offered his first professional contract back in April. With the Gable Endies enjoying their second consecutive season in League 1, goals, thus far have been in short supply, but the gaffer will feel doubly encouraged as Joel’s arriving coincides with the return from injury of Craig Johnston. Both players will feature in this weekends squad to face East Fife at Links Park.

Coaching Staff

STEWART PETRIE (Manager)

The 49 year old, joined Montrose in December 2016 with the club at the bottom of League Two and by the end of that season he had led the team into the play offs. By the end of the following season 2017/18,  Stewart had taken Montrose to their first league title in 33 years.
SP was Assistant Manager at local Junior Super League side Broughty Athletic, when he joined the Gable Endies.
The Dundee born Scot’s playing career spanned 19 years and 500 games with experience gained both at home and abroad in Australia and Singapore. Stewart started his career with Forfar Athletic before moving onto Dunfermline Athletic and Ross County player
Spending much of his career at Dunfermline, the left midfielder managed a goal ratio of one every six games and is best remembered for scoring a crucial goal in the penultimate game of the 1995/96 season which effectively won Dunfermline the league championship and with it promotion back to the Scottish Premier League. Moving into coaching in 2009, Stewart spent time at Angus neighbours Forfar and Arbroath as Assistant Manager before joining Keith Gibson at Broughty Athletic in the summer of 2016

ROSS CAMPBELL (Player/Assistant Manager)

Ross joined Montrose in January 2015 from East Fife and his now assistant player manager at Links Park. He started his career with East of Scotland League side Spartans before spending six goal laden seasons at Forfar Athletic, where he played alongside his brother Iain under the guidance of father Dick. Scored six goals for Montrose in season 2014/15 and five last season when he missed only missed one match. Somewhat a versatile player Ross played at left back, centre half, midfield and upfront for the Gable Endies During season 2015/16. After the retirement of Chris Templeman, Ross played a major part in Montrose reaching the championship play offs scoring nine goals last season including two in the play off semi final against Queen of the South at Links Park. Age 36


SEÁN DILLON (Player/First Team Coach)

Another league ever present as Montrose won the League Two title in April 2018. Sean was named as the t
Ladbrokes League 2 player of season as well as played a place in the SPFL team of the year which was made up entirely of the Montrose defence! Montrose fought off the competition of a number of clubs in secure the signing of ex Dundee United captain Sean in June  2017 on a two-year deal until the summer of 2019. This has since been extended to May 2020. The Dublin born Irishman will not only have a playing role at Links Park, he will also become first team coach, joining Petrie’s backroom staff of Ross Campbell and Jim Butter. Before joining United, Dillon played for Irish teams Longford Town and Shelbourne in the League of Ireland and also represented the Republic of Ireland at U16, U21 and B international level.
Moving to Scotland in January 2007, Sean became Craig Levein’s first signing and went on to make 346 appearances for the club, scoring seven goals and memorably lifting the Scottish Cup in 2010 after beating Ross County 3–0. He ended his ten year stint with Dundee United in May 2017 after a successful testimonial year and a match against Hearts. He also played his part in United’s unsuccessful attempt at a return to the Premiership after the side failed to negotiate through the end of season play offs. Age 36



MARTYN FOTHERINGHAM (Firest Team Coach)

Martyn returned to Links Park in May 2017 after a ten year spell with Forfar Athletic which ended with a testimonial match against Dundee and helping the Loons safely back into League One via the play offs. A product of the St Johnstone youth scheme, Martyn had a spell on loan at Brechin City before joining Montrose in 2005 when Henry Hall took him to Links Park. He then had a season at Cowdenbeath before the then Forfar Athletic manager Jim Moffat took him to Station Park in 2007. Martyn was the Loons' longest serving player at Station Park until his departure. A great midfield playmaker he is also is great with set pieces and penalty kicks. After retiring at the end of season 2018/19, after getting his first championship medal the previous season Martyn was delighted to take up a role in Stewart Petrie’s back room team.


TONY BULLOCK (Goalkeeping Coach)

Tony returned to Links Park from Broughty Athletic in the summer of 2019 as goalkeeping coach after Jim Butter left the club. Born in Warrington, Bullock joined Northwich Victoria from local club Winnington Avenue F.C.. In August 1992, he joined Hyde United on loan, debuting in the 1-1 Northern Premier League draw at Goole Town on 22 August 1992 and appearing twice more for the club before returning to the Drill Field. He moved on to join Leek Town before signing for Barnsley in March 1997. He struggled to hold down a regular first team place and left for Macclesfield Town in 2000 on a free transfer. In March 2001 he became Alan Buckley's first signing for Lincoln City when the Sincil Bank based club agreed to take over his contract until the end of the season. His debut came five days later in the 1-0 defeat at Hartlepool United but he failed to displace Alan Marriott permanently and, after one final appearance, was released by the club at the end of the season. He moved to Scotland to sign for Ross County in July 2001. A successful spell with County brought him a move to Dundee United in 2003, where his final game was the 2005 Scottish Cup Final defeat to Celtic, before he returned to England with Gillingham. After only five months with Gillingham, Bullock signed for St Mirren in January 2006, but he failed to cement a first-team place and was released in May 2007. He rejoined Ross County in June 2007. Bullock was Steven Tweed's first signing for Montrose making 16 appearances for the Gable Endies. He then signed for Dundee on a pre-contract agreement and joined his new teammates for pre-season training ahead of the 2009-10 season on 1 July 2009. After one season with the club, he was released by the club. Bullock signed for Livingston in 2010. In June 2012, Bullock signed for Arbroath in a player-coach role. In September, Bullock left Arbroath. In November 2013, Bullock signed for Scottish League One side Airdrieonians, making his debut the same day in a 3–0 defeat against Rangers in the Scottish Cup. This turned out to be his only appearance for the club and he then retired from playing and took up a role as their goalkeeping coach. He left Airdrieonians in October 2014

 

 


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