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. We are delighted to confirm the signing of defender Paul Thomson from Lowland League side Vale ofLeithen. Centre half Paul joined Vale for a second time last summer having previously represented EdinburghUniversity, Spartans Juniors, Dundee North End, Tayport and Spartans, as well as having a spell inIceland.
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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 ViolaWearedelightedtoconfirmthesigningofdefenderCraigStevensonfromLowlandLeagueChampionsSpartans.‘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 2019
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.KieranspentsixyearswithinHeartsYouthbeforespendingayearwithHibs.HethenmovedontoEdinburghCityin 2016 before signing for Gala at the beginning of last season.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.