The Squad

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. Dar rell 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. 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. We are delighted to confirm the signing of defender Paul Thomson from Lowland League side Vale of Leithen. Centre half Paul joined Vale for a second time last summer having previously represented Edinburgh University, Spartans Juniors, Dundee North End, Tayport and Spartans, as well as having a spell in Iceland.
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Returning to the club after a successful loan spell with First Division Conference A winners Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale is Joe Viola W e 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’.
Darrell Young
Greg Page
Callum Connolly
Aaron Somerville
Joe viola
A aron 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. Li am 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. S ean 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.
Craig Stevenson
C allum 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.
G reg was on the books of Hearts for seven years before spending two years with St Johnstone prior to joining Tynecastle in 2019
Mark Tait
Robert Watt
We are delighted to confirm the signing of forward Nicky Reid. Equally comfortable up front or deeper, local lad Nicky has previously spent time within the Hibernian Youth Academy, before moving into Spartans, breaking into their first team squad aged just 16 at the start of last season, bagging a number of goals including a memorable winner up at Deveronvale in the Scottish Cup. We are delighted to confirm midfielder Kieran Watson, formerly of Gala Fairydean Rovers, has joined Penicuik Athletic. Kieran spent six years within Hearts Youth before spending a year with Hibs. He then moved onto Edinburgh City in 2016 before signing for Gala at the beginning of last season. 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. W e 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! We can confirm midfielder Gregor Lamb has been promoted to our first team squad from our U20s squad. Gregor joined the U20s in October from Peebles Rovers - having scored against us last season - and becomes the first player to move on a permanent basis to the first team squad. Good luck Gregor!
We can confirm goalkeeper Mark Tait has joined Penicuik Athletic. Mark was with with Musselburgh Windsor, Hearts and Livingston as a youth before spending eleven years with Edinburgh University, making 343 appearances with 99 clean sheets. He won the King Cup in 2014, and also represented the Scottish Universities side, playing a key role in their home nations triumph in 2013.
Jordan Caddow
Scott McCrory-Irving
Paul Thomson
Sam Jones
Nicky Rei d
Ryan Baptie
Arran Ponton
Liam O’Donnell
Sean Stewart
Paul Tansey
Lumbert Kateleza
Robert Watt Andy Forbes
Andy Forbes
Gregor Lamb
Keiran Watson