2019/20 Recruitment

2019/20 Recruitment

By James Stout
15th May
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Craig Meikle's squad is taking shape ahead of preseason


Craig Meikle and his management team have been working hard to build the squad that they want ahead of next season.

As previously announced, Craig's backroom staff includes Neil Janczyk, Mark Beveridge, David McGinley, Kerr Dodds and Frank Fleming. Both Craig and Neil will also be part of the playing squad, as will midfielder Ainslie Hunter, who returns to the club in a player/coach capacity.

Here's a summary of the signings so far:

Wednesday 15 May 2019
James McQueen - the goalkeeper has joined the club from Dalkeith Thistle having previously played for Newtongrange Star.
Kevin Keane - last season's Player of the Year and top goalscorer returns for another season at Ferguson Park.
Robbie Dowie - currently the longest serving player at the club, Robbie has signed up for another season having joined the club in 2014 as a youth player.
Taylor Rogan - having impressed in last season's U20 side, Taylor featured in a handful of first team games towards the end of the season.
Jordan Lister - the energetic midfielder has joined the club from Dalkeith Thistle, having previously played for Penicuik Athletic, Arniston Rangers and Vale of Leithen.
Daryl Devlin - the midfielder returns to the club from Dalkeith Thistle, having also played for Berwick Rangers, Spartans, Penicuik Athletic, Gala Fairydean, Civil Service Strollers and Edinburgh City.
Tony Muir - another player making a welcome return to Ferguson Park having played for Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale since leaving Whitehill in 2016.
Kieran Somerville - Only missed one match last season after joining from Arniston Rangers last summer, Kieran can play in a number of positions.
Scott Wright - the striker signs up for another season having joined in January and grabbing a few goals in a disappointing end to the season.
Steven Froude - the striker has joined the club from Civil Service Strollers where he contributed a number of important goals to help them finish 5th in the Lowland League last season.
Blake Wales - the striker joins the club from Dalkeith Thistle.

Thursday 16 May 2019
Shaun Murray - the defender has joined the club from Dalkeith Thistle.
Fyn Connor - another stand-out from last season's U20 side, who also featured in a handful of first team games.

Sunday 19 May 2019
Gary Hamilton - the former Penicuik Athletic defender returns to Rosewell having been at the club on a short-term loan last season.

Monday 20 May 2019
Ryan McQueenie - the defender has joined from Dalkeith Thistle, having previously played with Easthouses Lily.

Tuesday 21 May 2019
Ross Connell - the defender joins the club from Dalkeith Thistle.

Wednesday 22 May 2019
Youssef Bejaoui - the big goalkeeper returns to Whitehill Welfare having most recently played with Tollcross Thistle.

Wednesday 5 June 2019
Wayne Sproule - the right winger returns to Whitehill Welfare having left Penicuik Athletic
Keith Lough - the striker was last season's top goalscorer for Bonnyrigg Rose with 30 goals in 37 appearances.

We extend a warm welcome to returning players and coaches as well as those joining the club for the first time.

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