The Squad

John MacDonald (Midfielder) - John is a product of the Dunfermline Athletic youth system, spending six seasons there before joining Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale in 2012, before moving to Edinburgh City in 2014. John was part of the Edinburgh City side who won promotion to SPFL League Two in 2015-16, alongside two Lowland League winners medals. Joined up at Penicuik Park in late 2016. D arrell Young   (Defender)   - The   central   defender   now   in   his   fifth   season   at   the   club   with   over   125   appearances   under   his   belt   and firmly   established   as   a   first-choice   centre   half.   Signed   from   Bonnyrigg   Rose   ‘A’   in   the   summer   of   2013   and   was   an   integral   part of the Premier League winning side in 2013-14 and a key member of the 2016 Fife & Lothians Cup winning team. Lewis   Barr   (Midfielder)   -   Lewis   initially   played   for   Penicuik   in   2012/13   on   loan   from   East   Fife   making   the   break   through   to   their first   team   during   the   2013/14   season.   Joined   Penicuik   at   the   start   of   2015-16   in   search   of   regular   football   and   ‘unfinished business’   and   has   been   an   influential   midfielder   and   a   part   of   the   2016   Fife   &   Lothians   Cup   winning   team.   Appointed   as   vice- captain for the new season. Scott McCrory- Irving (Midfielder) – Another summer signing from the Lowland League. Attacking midfielder Scott joined Edinburgh University two years ago from Spartans U20s and he was a prominent part of their side in last season's Lowland League, notably scoring a fine free kick against champions East Kilbride Thistle.
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A aron   Ponton   (Midfielder)   - Arran   joined   from   Premier   League   side   Haddington Athletic   as   our   first   addition   ahead   of   season   2017/18. Arran   joined   the   Millfield   side   from   Musselburgh   Athletic   in   2013,   making   over   100   appearances   and   winning   the   South   Division   in 2015 under Johnny Harvey. Arran also counts Berwick Rangers, Arniston Rangers and Vale of Leithen as his former clubs. A ndrew   Forbes   (Defender)   -   A   right   back   who   played   his   youth   football   with   Inverurie   Loco   Works,   and   had   featured   on   a handful   of   occasions   for   their   Highland   League   first   team   before   moving   south   in   2008   to   attend   Heriot   Watt   University.   He became   a   stalwart   of   Heriot   Watt’s   East   of   Scotland   League   team   over   seven   seasons   and   earned   recognition   as   a   member of   the   Scottish   Universities   select   team.   Joined   Haddington   at   the   start   of   2015-16   before   heading   to   Penicuik   at   the   start   of last season.
Darrell Young
Craig Hume
Callum Connolly
Aaron Somerville
Arran Ponton
Scott McCrory-Irving
Ryan Baptie
Lewis Barr
Aa ron   Somerville   (Striker)   - A   prolific   goalscorer   in   the   Lowland   League,   where   he   was   Golden   Boot   winner   in   2014-15, Aaron joined    from    Whitehill    Welfare    in    the    summer    of    2015.    His    previous    clubs    include    his    hometown    Vale    of    Leithen    and Newtongrange Star. Started pre-season with a five goal haul at Preston Atheltic.
Wayne Sproule
W ayne   Sproule   (Midfielder)   -   Wayno   was   on   Cowdenbeath's   books   before   switching   to   Falkirk   and   he   was   attached   to   the   Bairns between   ages   thirteen   and   eighteen.   He   played   for   Tynecastle,   Whitehill   Welfare   and   Vale   of   Leithen   before   he   went   ‘junior’   at Haddington   in   summer   2015.   The   midfielder   followed   the   manager   from   Haddington   last   summer.   He   made   almost   twenty appearances before heading off around the world on his travels. He’s now back and searching for fitness!
Andy Forbes
Callum   Connelly   (Midfielder)   -   A   midfielder   joined   the   club   early   last   season   from   Lowland   League   Whitehill   Welfare. Callum   joined   Whitehill   from   Lothian   Thistle   HV   in   the   summer   of   2015   and   made   37   appearances,   scoring   10   goals.   Is becoming Mr Versatility at Penicuik having filled almost the outfield positions.
C raig   Hume   (Defender)   -   Signed   in   the   summer   of   2016   and   has   settled   in   well   as   vice-captain   and   central   defender.   Previous   clubs include   Tranent   Juniors,   Lothian   Thistle   and   Lochend   before   joining   East   Stirlingshire.   He   returned   to   the   East   of   Scotland   League with   Leith   Athletic   before   joining   Edinburgh   United   in   the   summer   of   2013   and   captained   them   to   the   South   Division   title.   Left   for Haddington   at   the   start   of   the   2014-15   season   and   spent   two   seasons   there   before   heading   to   Penicuik   Park   and   has   been appointed Club Captain for the new season.
Thomas Cordery
John MacDonald
Sam Jones
Sam Jones (Midfielder) - Sam joined on loan from Berwick Rangers just before Christmas last year having joined Berwick at the beginning of the season from Loanhead Miners Welfare. Prior to that, Sam had spent time with Hibs and Hutchison Vale. Sam was captain of the Berwick Rangers ‘Development’ side last season and was Player of the Year. Having left Berwick at the end of the season Sam signed a permanent deal at Penicuik. Jo hn   Williams   (Defender)   –   Another   summer   capture   from   Lowland   league   Whitehill   Welfare.   John   signed   for   the Rosewell   side   in   2015,   having   previously   played   for   Lothian   Thistle   Hutchison   Vale,   where   he   was   teammates   with Callum Connolly. G ary   Hamilton   (Defender)   –   Centre   Half   Gary   signed   in   the   close   season   having   spent   last   season   at   Newtongrange Star.   Previously   at   Musselburgh   Athletic,   where   he   reached   the   Junior   Cup   Final   in   2015,   and   he   previously   has   also represented Spartans and Coldstream. Ryan Baptie (Defender) - 22 year old Ryan began his career in the youth ranks of Hibs all the way up to Under 20s, before spending a season at Inverness Caledonian Thistle. He then joined Peterhead prior to season 2015/16 and in his two seasons there Ryan spent time out on loan with both Linlithgow Rose and Broxburn Athletic, helping the latter to the Fife & Lothians Cup Final last season. Ryan however might be best known for his stunning 35 yard strike for Linlithgow against Wick Academy in the Scottish Cup which was nominated for Goal of the Tournament. L umbert   Kateleza   (Striker)   –   Lumbert   has   signed   from   neighbours Arniston   Rangers   during   the   close   season   and   is   a   well-known face   to   Penicuik   supporters,   having   often   been   a   thorn   in   our   side   during   our   days   in   the   Premier   League,   and   during   his   time   at Edinburgh   United.   Lumbert   won Arniston's   Supporters'   Player   of   the   Year   award   last   season   and   has   been   linked   with   a   move   to the Super League for a number of seasons. Has notched four goals in preseason with doubles against Whitehill and LTHV. C raig   Reid,   defender   formerly   of   SPFL   Championship   side   Livingston.   Craig   came   through   the   youth   ranks   at   Hibernian,   having joined   the   Easter   Road   side   from   Huntersfield   BC,   before   spending   the   last   two   years   at   Livi.   Craig   has   featured   in   a   number   of our   preseason   friendlies,   starting   against   both   St   Johnstone   U20s   and   Lothian   Thistle   Hutchison   Vale,   with   a   further   three   sub appearances. Craig is now on loan to Whitehill Welfare until the end of December 2017 We are delighted to confirm the loan signing of striker Kyle Sampson, from SPFL Championship side Livingston. Kyle signed his first professional contract with Livi back in 2016, having previously spent time in the youth ranks. Kyle became the first player born in the 21st century to play for Livingston when he made his debut against Stranraer in March 2017. He spent the first half of this season on loan at Pumpherston, scoring 8 goals in 13 appearances. Kyle goes straight into the squad for tomorrow’s Midlothian Derby at Newtongrange. St riker   Wayne   McIntosh   was   signed   from   our   Midlothian   neighbours   Bonnyrigg   Rose   ahead   of   the   new   season,   as   Wayne becomes   our   third   new   addition   of   the   summer.   Wayne   has   been   a   prolific   goal   scorer   over   the   years,   often   claiming   top   scorer over   the   course   of   a   season.   In   2006,   at   the   age   of   21,   Wayne   joined   Whitehill   Welfare   for   the   first   time,   scoring   35   goals   over two   seasons,   winning   the   East   of   Scotland   League   in   his   second   season   at   Ferguson   Park.   He   then   moved   into   the   Juniors   with a spell at Arniston Rangers before enjoying spells at Lothian Thistle and Tynecastle before returning to Whitehill in 2011. De fender   Jordan   Caddow   was   signed   from   our   Midlothian   neighbours   Dalkeith   Thistle   ahead   of   season   2018/19,   becoming Johnny   Harvey’s   first   signing   of   the   summer.   Jordan   joined   Dalkeith   in   March   after   five   years   in   a   second   spell   at   Edinburgh   City, where   he   was   part   of   the   side   that   won   promotion   to   the   SPFL   alongside   John   MacDonald.   He   also   counts   Gala   Fairydean Rovers, Whitehill Welfare and Tynecastle amongst his former clubs.
John Williams
Gary Hamilton
Lumbert Kateleza
We   are   delighted   to   announce   the   signing   of   goalkeeper   Thomas   Cordery,   following   his   departure   from   East   Fife,   as   revealed by   manager   Johnny   Harvey   in   his   post   match   interview   on   Saturday. Thomas   joined   East   Fife   in   the   summer   and   has   previously played as a trialist for ourselves, in a 6-1 win against Fauldhouse United last season. Welcome to Penicuik, Thomas!
Craig Reid
Kyle Sampson
Wayne McIntosh
Jordan Caddow
Next Match -- Saturday 17.11.18 -- Home to Newtongrange Star -- League -- Kick off 2.30pm