Squad - Season 21/22

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1. Josh Rae
Position Goalkeeper
Date of Birth 17/10/00
Age 21
Contract Expiry May 2022
Joined Club June 2021
Left Club
Previous Clubs Hibernian, Edinburgh City, Cowdenbeath, Peterhead, QOS (L)
Place of Birth Croy
Sponsors Enterprise occupational Health


20-year-old keeper who had a brief spell with us last season when he joined as emergency cover has signed a year long deal and heads south from Peterhead.

Born in Croy Josh moved to Peterhead after trials with West Brom and Sunderland. He started his youth career with Hamilton and was also a youth player at Celtic and Leeds United until 2019. Before playing under Jim McInally at Balmoor Stadium he played a few games for Cowdenbeath.

3. Alex Cooper
Position Defender
Date of Birth 04/11/91
Age 29
Contract Expiry May 2022
Joined Club July 2021
Left Club
Previous Clubs Liverpool, Ross County, Fresno (USA), Sligo Rovers (Ire)
Place of Birth Inverness
Sponsors


Left sided player who can play in defence or midfield. Signed from Sligo Rovers

4. Udoka Chima
Position Defender
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry May 2023
Joined Club July 2021
Left Club
Previous Clubs
Place of Birth
Sponsors Bernard Forteath


Young centre back who has spent most of his career in the Burnley youth system

5. Paul McKay
Position Defender / Midfielder
Date of Birth 19/11/96
Age 24
Contract Expiry May 2022
Joined Club June 2021
Left Club
Previous Clubs Airdrie
Place of Birth Glasgow
Sponsors Chris Marshall Hunteat
Chris Marshall Hunteat

6. Harry Cochrane
Position Midfield
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry May 2023
Joined Club July 2021
Left Club
Previous Clubs
Place of Birth
Sponsors Galloglas Security and Logistics
Tom Donald Financial
Jeff Mullen
Willie Green

Harry started as a youth with Rangers before moving to Gorgie and the Hearts Academy in 2014. His ability saw him progress to their senior set up, signing his first professional contract in 2017. During his seven years at Tynecastle he was linked with a move to Italian giants Juventus. After loan spells at Dunfermline and Montrose he has taken the decision to end his seven year association with the Edinburgh club and turn down a new deal in a bid to pursue regular first team football.

Highly rated, he has played for Scotland at Under 14, Under 15, Under 16, Under 17 and Under 19 levels.

7. Ruari Paton
Position Forward
Date of Birth 09/08/00
Age 21
Contract Expiry May 2023
Joined Club June 2021
Left Club
Previous Clubs Hibernian, East Kilbride, Stranraer
Place of Birth Boston, USA
Sponsors S/R Roofing
Adam Anderson
Doonhamers Travel Club

A young Irish striker who joined, for an undisclosed fee, from Stranraer after netting 10 goals in 24 games for the Cleyholers

8. Josh Todd
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 11/06/94
Age 27
Contract Expiry May 2022
Joined Club June 2021
Left Club
Previous Clubs Carlisle United, Workington (L), Annan Athletic (L & non-loan), Dumbarton, St Mirren, Dundee, Falkirk, Ayr (L)
Place of Birth Carlisle
Sponsors Haining Bathrooms
Neil Mullen
Peter Watson Plumbing

Carlisle born midfielder who typically plays centrally or on the left side chipping in with useful goals from midfield. Signed for Gary Naysmith on an emergency loan on 20 March 2018 from St Mirren. He was 23 when he signed having made over 150 competitive appearances for other clubs. He had been at QoS as a schoolboy before joining Carlisle United in 2010. He went straight into the side for a memorable debut in the 3-2 league win at Dundee United on 20 March 2018.

He then signed a one year deal on 8 May 2018 with Naysmith commenting, "he gave us a good balance in our midfield. It's no coincidence that since he came into the team our performances and results improved remarkably. Josh is a hard working, technical player who can play in a number of positions." His first QoS goal was in the 4-0 League Cup win at Edinburgh City on 21 July 2018. On occasion he has played for QoS up front to cover injuries in the squad.

Todd was widely praised for his role in the 1-1 Scottish Cup draw at Dundee on Saturday 19 January 2019. The Saturday after (26 January), Todd was substituted shortly before half time with a knee injury in the 2-1 league defeat at Partick Thistle. This injury kept Todd out of first team contention for the 3-0 Scottish Cup home replay win against Dundee on Tuesday 29 January. Todd was announced on Tuesday 26 February as having signed a pre-contract to join Dundee at the end of the 2018-19 season. He was still out of the QoS team at the time due to the knee injury picked up at Partick. After playing an hour in a 2-1 closed doors victory over Hearts on 23 March 2019, Todd returned to competitive action with an impressive display in central midfield in the 2-1 win at Dundee United on Saturday 30 March 2019.

Josh Todd played 50 competitive first QoS games in his just over a season at QoS initially on-loan and then directly contracted to the club. That was made up of 38 league games and 12 in cup & play-off games. He scored 7 goals all in season 2018/19; 6 in the league and 1 in the league cup. The last of those 7 goals was beautiful curling 52nd minute goal from the edge of the box to put QoS 2-0 up in the 2-1 home league win v Dunfermline on 20 April 2019. The last of those 50 appearances was in the end of seson play-off 0-0 home draw v Raith Rovers on 18 May 2019 for a 3-1 aggregate success to preserve QoS' status in the Scottish football 2nd tier.

9. Ally Roy
Position Forward
Date of Birth 26/05/97
Age 24
Contract Expiry May 2022
Joined Club June 2021
Left Club
Previous Clubs Hearts, Dumbarton (L), Airdre
Place of Birth Airdrie
Sponsors Lochside Club
Flora Little

Striker who impressed and scored against us last seaon while playing for Airdrie.

10. Lee Connelly
Position Forward
Date of Birth 18/10/99
Age 22
Contract Expiry May 2022
Joined Club July 2021
Left Club
Previous Clubs Sunderland, Alloa Ath (L)
Place of Birth Glasgow
Sponsors Charlie and Simon Clingan
Tom Donald Financial
Norman Blount

Young striker who scored against the club last season while on loan at Alloa. Signed a one year deal after his contract with Sunderland expired.

11. Aidan Fitzpatrick
Position Forward
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry May 2022
Joined Club September 2021
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Previous Clubs
Place of Birth
Sponsors


A new member of the squad but a familiar face this afternoon as Aidan Fitzpatrick joins on a one-year deal. The 20-year-old winger has been without a club after securing his release from Norwich City earlier this month. He started his career at Partick Thistle before earning a move to the Canaries, whilst there he spent the 2020/21 season on loan with us.

Manager Allan Johnston said “Aidan is someone we know well. He earned his move from Partick to Norwich with his performances, but things haven’t worked out for him down south. We immediately showed our interest when he became available as he has the ability to cause teams problems. This gives us other options going forward and more competition for places and it gives him the chance to kick start his career again”.

11. Aidan Fitzpatrick
Position Forward
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry May 2022
Joined Club September 2021
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Previous Clubs
Place of Birth
Sponsors


A new member of the squad but a familiar face this afternoon as Aidan Fitzpatrick joins on a one-year deal. The 20-year-old winger has been without a club after securing his release from Norwich City earlier this month. He started his career at Partick Thistle before earning a move to the Canaries, whilst there he spent the 2020/21 season on loan with us.

Manager Allan Johnston said “Aidan is someone we know well. He earned his move from Partick to Norwich with his performances, but things haven’t worked out for him down south. We immediately showed our interest when he became available as he has the ability to cause teams problems. This gives us other options going forward and more competition for places and it gives him the chance to kick start his career again”.

12. Sol Brynn
Loan - In
Position Goalkeeper
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry May 2022
Joined Club August 2021
Left Club
Previous Clubs Middlesborough
Place of Birth
Sponsors


20-year-old joined on loan from Middlesbrough.

The youngster has been with Boro’s academy since 2009 and has taken part in England training camps. He has worked his way up through the Under 18 & Under 23 set ups and has been on the fringe of the first team at Riverside Stadium as part of their squad for their FA Cup tie against Tottenham and for a couple of league matches.

13. Josh Debayo
Position Defender
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry May 2022
Joined Club July 2021
Left Club
Previous Clubs
Place of Birth
Sponsors David Rae


Left sided defender who signed after training with the club.

14. Ben Liddle
Loan - In
Position Midfield
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry May 2022
Joined Club August 2021
Left Club
Previous Clubs Bristol Rovers
Place of Birth
Sponsors


The 23-year-old central midfielder joins on a season long loan from Bristol Rovers.

Ben was born in Durham and signed a two-year deal with Rovers in the summer of 2020 for an undisclosed fee from Middlesbrough. While playing for Boro’s under 23 side he bagged seven goals in seven games.

On completing the deal AJ said “Ben has played at a decent level in England which has given him good experience. He has a good left foot and is a decent passer of the ball so I think he will be a good addition to our squad and will complement the players we already have at the club”.

15. Calvin McGrory
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 09/08/99
Age 22
Contract Expiry May 2022
Joined Club October 2020
Left Club
Previous Clubs Queens Park
Place of Birth Glasgow
Sponsors Ross Corbett


16. Euan East
Position Forward
Date of Birth 05/07/00
Age 21
Contract Expiry May 2022
Joined Club September 2020
Left Club
Previous Clubs Queens Park, Albion Rovers
Place of Birth Paisley
Sponsors Neil Mullen


17. Niyah Joseph
Position Forward
Date of Birth 12/05/01
Age 20
Contract Expiry May 2022
Joined Club September 2020
Left Club
Previous Clubs Hamitlon acad, Annan Athletic (L)
Place of Birth Glasgow
Sponsors Finlay Patterson


18. Kieran McKechnie
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 04/04/01
Age 20
Contract Expiry January 2022
Joined Club September 2020
Left Club
Previous Clubs Rangers
Place of Birth Glasgow
Sponsors


19. Innes Cameron
Loan - In
Position Striker
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry May 2022
Joined Club September 2021
Left Club
Previous Clubs Kilmarnock, Alloa (Loan), Ayr Utd (Loan) Stranraer (Loan)
Place of Birth
Sponsors


The 21 year old striker was a stand out for Alloa in particular last season where he was a team-mate of Lee Connelly and scored 6 times in 15 appearances. He also struck 10 time in 22 appearances for Stranraer in 2018/19. He has been with Kilmarnock since signing for them at 14 and made his first team breakthrough at 18 years old, albeit his time has mostly been spent on loan since. He also made several appearances for Scotland at u17 level.

Manager Allan Johnston said, "Innes is a forward who has caught my eye a few times in the last couple of years. He did well against us last season and will give a more physical presence to our attack, complementing the players who are here already and providing something different. He started the season in Kilmarnock's first team so I wasn't expecting him to be available but with Killie signing Callum Hendry yesterday the opportunity came up to bring Innes in and I took the chance to speak to him with Kilmarnock's permission. He was keen to come in and we were able to get a deal done. I'm looking forward to working with him."

20. Roberto Nditi
Position Defender
Date of Birth 01/10/00
Age 21
Contract Expiry May 2022
Joined Club June 2021
Left Club
Previous Clubs Reading, Forfar Athletic
Place of Birth Basingstoke
Sponsors Giovedi
DayoneHR
Murray Paterson
21. Dom McMahon
Loan - Out
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 24/05/01
Age 20
Contract Expiry May 2022
Joined Club July 2013
Left Club
Previous Clubs Lochar Thistle
Place of Birth Dumfries
Sponsors Norman Blount


Currently on loan to Dalbeattie Star until January

22. Max Johnston
Loan - In
Position Defender
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry May 2022
Joined Club September 2021
Left Club
Previous Clubs Motherwell
Place of Birth
Sponsors


Joining the squad for the rest of the season is 17-year-old Max Johnston. The defender who is the son of Manager, Allan arrives on loan from Motherwell.

He joined the Fir Park side as a 12-year-old and has progressed from the youth academy to the first team squad. Signing a professional contract last summer, he featured as a 16-year-old in their pre-season friendlies and making his first team debut earlier this year. His performances attracted interest from a couple of Premier League clubs down south in the summer.

AJ added “He has done well at Motherwell and has been involved with the first team, but in order to progress his career, they feel it is the right time for him to go out to try to gain more first team experience. He is good going forward so that gives us other options and it gives us competition in the wider areas either at full back or in midfield. So, he will be coming here to challenge for a first team place”.

23. Olly McDonald
Loan - Out
Position Forward
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry May 2022
Joined Club August 2021
Left Club
Previous Clubs
Place of Birth
Sponsors


Currently on loan at East Stirlingshire

29. Matthew Henderson
Position Defender
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry May 2022
Joined Club August 2021
Left Club
Previous Clubs
Place of Birth
Sponsors


30. Charlie Cowie
Position Goalkeeper
Date of Birth 29/02/04
Age 17
Contract Expiry May 2023
Joined Club July 2015
Left Club
Previous Clubs Greystone Rovers
Place of Birth Dumfries
Sponsors DG Training
Tom Donald Financial

33. Wullie Gibson
Player / Reserve Team Manager
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 06/08/84
Age 37
Contract Expiry June 2022
Joined Club March 2020
Left Club
Previous Clubs Queen of the South, Kilmarnock, Dunfermline Athletic, Crawley Town, St Johnstone (L), Falkirk, Celtic Nation, Stranraer, Dumbarton, Stranraer, Peterhead, Stenhousemuir
Place of Birth Dumfries
Sponsors Adam and Emily Copeland
Queens Trust
Shrewsbury Supporters Club
Campbell Mowbrey
49. Ruben Soares Junior
Position Forward
Date of Birth 19/02/00
Age 21
Contract Expiry May 2022
Joined Club July 2021
Left Club
Previous Clubs Billericay Town, Grays Athletic
Place of Birth Lisbon
Sponsors B.P. Taxis, Kirkcudbright
Lochside Club
Emma Millan
Norman Blount

Exciting forward player who signed after impressing in pre-season.

Left This Season

Gary Maley
Position Goalkeeper
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry September 2021
Joined Club September 2021
Left Club September 2021
Previous Clubs
Place of Birth
Sponsors

Signed on a 7 day emergency loan to cover for injuries.