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)- Thecentraldefendernowinhisfifthseasonattheclubwithover125appearancesunderhisbeltand firmlyestablishedasafirst-choicecentrehalf.SignedfromBonnyriggRose‘A’inthesummerof2013andwasanintegralpart of the Premier League winning side in 2013-14 and a key member of the 2016 Fife & Lothians Cup winning team.AndrewForbes(Defender)- ArightbackwhoplayedhisyouthfootballwithInverurieLocoWorks,andhadfeaturedonahandfulof occasionsfortheirHighlandLeaguefirstteambeforemovingsouthin2008toattendHeriotWattUniversity.Hebecameastalwart ofHeriotWatt’sEastofScotlandLeagueteamoversevenseasonsandearnedrecognitionasamemberoftheScottish Universitiesselectteam.JoinedHaddingtonatthestartof2015-16beforeheadingtoPenicuik.HewascappedforScotlandhome and away agains Ireland and left Penicuik to join Berwick Rangers, but returned to Penicuik in season 2019/20. 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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AaronPonton(Midfielder)- ArranjoinedfromPremierLeaguesideHaddington Athleticasourfirstadditionaheadofseason2017/18. ArranjoinedtheMillfieldsidefromMusselburghAthleticin2013,makingover100appearancesandwinningtheSouthDivisionin 2015 under Johnny Harvey. Arran also counts Berwick Rangers, Arniston Rangers and Vale of Leithen as his former clubs.WearedelightedtoconfirmthesigningofdefenderCraigStevensonfromLowlandLeagueChampionsSpartans.‘Grinchy’ joinedSpartansin2014fromLothianThistleHutchisonVale,andhepreviouslyspenttimeatCowdenbeathandBerwick Rangers. HewasdescribedintheSpartansmatchprogrammeattheweekend,‘afantasticworkethnic,combinedwithskillandpace, and his versatility is a big asset’.
AaronSomerville(Striker)- AprolificgoalscorerintheLowlandLeague,wherehewasGoldenBootwinnerin2014-15, Aaron joinedfromWhitehillWelfareinthesummerof2015.HispreviousclubsincludehishometownValeofLeithenand Newtongrange Star. Started pre-season with a five goal haul at Preston Atheltic.LiamO’DonnellhasagreedtojoinPenicuik Athleticaheadofseason2019/20.LiamwilljoinusfromLothianThistleHutchison Vale,wherehewontheEastofScotlandLeaguealongsidefellownewsigningKevinSwain.Equallycomfortableindefence and midfield, he becomes our fourth addition ahead of the new season.SeanStewarthasagreedtojoinPenicuik Athleticaheadofseason2019/20.MakingthemovefromValeofLeithen,Seanwon multiplePlayerofthe YearawardsduringhistimethereaswellasbeingoneoftheleadingscorersintheLowlandLeaguelast season. Described as ‘quick, direct and pacey’, Sean will add to our attacking options for the new season.
CallumConnelly(Midfielder)-AmidfielderjoinedtheclubearlylastseasonfromLowlandLeagueWhitehillWelfare. CallumjoinedWhitehillfromLothianThistleHVinthesummerof2015andmade37appearances,scoring10goals.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.We are delighted to confirm the signing of striker Jamie Devlin from Bonnyrigg Rose. Jamie spent time at Livingston, Edinburgh City, Tynecastle and East Fife as a youth, before breaking into the Tynecastle first team in 2012, spending three years with them, also being chosen to represent the East of Scotland XI in 2014. He then moved onto Whitehill for a season before making the move to Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale, winning the East of Scotland League as well as multiple trophies such as the East of Scotland League Cup, Alex Jack Cup, the South-East Shield, scoring in each of the Finals. His spell at LTHV came to an end in January 2018 when he joined Tranent for the first of two stays, a short one month move to Kelty Hearts punctuating his time at Foresters, with Jamie picking up a King Cup medal with the Belters at the end of last season. Jamie joined Bonnyrigg Rose earlier this season in September, scoring on his debut against Glasgow University in the Scottish Cup, going on to score three times in nine appearances.WellknowntoPenicuikfansfromhisspellsatNewtongrange,MusselburghandlatterlyDalkeith,aswellasEastFife andSelkirk,formerJuniorScotlandinternationalPaulwastheJagstopgoalscorerlastseasonandwillprovidefurther 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.WecanconfirmstrikerLumbertKatelezahasre-joinedPenicuikAthleticfromNewcraighallVics.‘Lumbo’beganhisfirstspellat PenicuikinJuly2017,scoringonhisdebutagainstLinlithgowRosebeforegoingontohelptheCuikielifttheEastofScotland Cupattheendoftheseason.Injurieslimitedhisstarttolastseasonandheonlymade16appearances,scoring10goalsand making11assists. AloanspellatHerriotWattUniversityinthesecondhalfoftheseasonfollowed.Lumberthassofarplayed48 times for Penicuik, scoring 24 goals. Welcome back Lumbo!We can confirm midfielder Gregor Lamb has been promoted to our first team squad from our U20s squad.GregorjoinedtheU20sinOctoberfromPeeblesRovers-havingscoredagainstuslastseason-andbecomesthefirstplayerto move on a permanent basis to the first team squad.Good luck Gregor!
WecanconfirmgoalkeeperMarkTaithasjoinedPenicuikAthletic.MarkwaswithwithMusselburghWindsor,Hearts andLivingstonasayouthbeforespendingelevenyearswithEdinburghUniversity,making343appearanceswith99 cleansheets.HewontheKingCupin2014,andalsorepresentedtheScottishUniversitiesside,playingakeyrolein their home nations triumph in 2013.