We are delighted to confirm the signing of goalkeeper Robert Watt from Tynecastle. Robert joined Tynecastle in 2017 following his departure from Livingston and quickly progressed through their U20s into establishing himself as their number 1.Darrell 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.Dean spent time with Edinburgh City and East Calder as a youngster before moving to Airdrieonians in 2013. A year later he joined Tynecastle, where he has been since.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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Aaron 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.We are delighted to confirm the signing of defender Craig Stevenson from Lowland League Champions Spartans. ‘Grinchy’ joined Spartans in 2014 from Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale, and he previously spent time at Cowdenbeath and Berwick Rangers. He was described in the Spartans match programme at the weekend, ‘a fantastic work ethnic, combined with skill and pace, and his versatility is a big asset’.
Aaron 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.Liam O’Donnell has agreed to join Penicuik Athletic ahead of season 2019/20. Liam will join us from Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale, where he won the East of Scotland League alongside fellow new signing Kevin Swain. Equally comfortable in defence and midfield, he becomes our fourth addition ahead of the new season.Sean Stewart has agreed to join Penicuik Athletic ahead of season 2019/20. Making the move from Vale of Leithen, Sean won multiple Player of the Year awards during his time there as well as being one of the leading scorers in the Lowland League last season. Described as ‘quick, direct and pacey’, Sean will add to our attacking options for the new season.
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.
Greg was on the books of Hearts for seven years before spending two years with St Johnstone prior to joining Tynecastle in 2017.
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.John 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.Paul Tansey has agreed to join Penicuik Athletic ahead of season 2019/20. Well known to Penicuik fans from his spells at Newtongrange, Musselburgh and latterly Dalkeith, as well as East Fife and Selkirk, former Junior Scotland international Paul was the Jags top goal scorer last season and will provide further competition up front.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.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. Defender 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.
Kevin Swain has agreed to join Penicuik Athletic ahead of season 2019/20. Highly regarded over his two spells at Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale, Kevin also counts Spartans and Albion Rovers amongst his former clubs and brings plenty of experience to the club as a former East of Scotland League Champion.