Striker Martin Grehan has signed on again for another season at Stair Park having left Alloa Athletic in the close season after helping fire the Wasps to promotion to the 1st Division via the play-offs. The 28 year old scored 10 goals for the Wasps in his 35 appearances last season. Stranraer fans will of course remember him from his previous stay at Stair Park in 2011/12 where the former Motherwell, Forfar Athletic, Stirling Albion and Partick Thistle player scored 9 times in his 29(5) outings for the Blues. The Blues management team are delighted at securing the services of another quality player who despite receiving good offers from other clubs was keen to return to Stair Park.
Great news today as last seasons ever present in central defence, Frank McKeown put pen to paper and signed up for a third season at Stair Park. A regular in the side since joining from Arthurlie in 2011, Frank has made 82 appearances for the Blues, contributing a useful 6 goals in that time. Assistant Manager Stephen Farrell, who conducted the signing prior to heading off to watch his former side Cumnock lose to Largs Thistle in the Ayrshire Weekly Press Cup Final, commented that he was "delighted to have got such an important piece of our defensive unit in place for next season." He added that "there were still a few more deals to be done" but was pleased that with 10 players confirmed as signed for 2013/14 already the squad was taking shape nicely.
Stranraer have signed striker David McKenna following his release by Brechin City earlier this month. The 26 year old is equally at home on either wing or as a central striker and dangerous with his pace and direct running. He started his career at his hometown club, St Mirren and spent six months on loan at Cowdenbeath before moving on to Stirling Albion in 2007 where he made over 100 appearances and scored 30 goals in his three seasons at Forthbank. It was a surprise when hewas allowed to leave and Brechin won the race for his signature. He made 119 appearances at Glebe Park and contributed a useful 24 goals, 7 of which came last season. A player that manager Stephen Aitken has admired for some time he is delighted to have persuaded David to sign for Stranraer.