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.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.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.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 can confirm striker Lumbert Kateleza has re-joined Penicuik Athletic from Newcraighall Vics.‘Lumbo’ began his first spell at Penicuik in July 2017, scoring on his debut against Linlithgow Rose before going on to help the Cuikie lift the East of Scotland Cup at the end of the season. Injuries limited his start to last season and he only made 16 appearances, scoring 10 goals and making 11 assists. A loan spell at Herriot Watt University in the second half of the season followed. Lumbert has so far played 48 times for Penicuik, scoring 24 goals. Welcome back Lumbo!Andrew 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. He was capped for Scotland home and away agains Ireland and left Penicuik to join Berwick Rangers, but returned to Penicuik in season 2019/20.
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.