Queen of the South: Thomson, Kidd, Dowie, Higgins, Marshall,0 Conroy (Pickard - 92' ), Jacobs, Millar, Russell, (Smith - 93' ), Lyle (Hooper - 77' ), Hilson. Substitutes: Trialist, Rutherford, Trialist, Atkinson,
Stranraer: 01 Brennan, 02 Robertson, 03 Keenan, 24 Rumsby, 04 Pettigrew, 10 Stirling, 08 Bell, 23 Thomson, 07 Cairney (Longworth - 53'), 09 Malcolm (Trialist - 79'), 20 McGuigan. Subs Not Used: 06 Aitken, 11 McCloskey, 13 Currie, 19 Mair, Trialist.
Referee: Bobby Madden Attendance: 1229
Pre-season is over...let the real action begin!
Stranraer kick-off the 2015-16 campaign on Saturday with a trip to Queen of the South in the first round of the Petrofac Cup. Preparations for the big south-west derby will continue this week while Blues fans look forward to the curtain raiser at Palmerston. Boss Brian Reid took time out to give his thoughts to SFC Media on what has been a summer of hard work.
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Stranraer FC are pleased to reveal the arrival of the experienced former Dundee, Stockport County, Dundee United, Aberdeen, St Mirren, Partick Thistle and Dumbarton defender Lee Mair as our new Player/Assistant Manager. All told, Lee has experience of well over 200 games at the highest level in Scotland and the 34 year old confirmed that he was looking forward to this new challenge which would also be his first venture into management. Manager Brian Reid said: "I'm delighted to have persuaded Lee to come on board. I believe he will be a huge asset to the club both on and off the park and I'm looking forward to us working together".
When putting pen to paper this afternoon, Lee said: "I'm excited by the challenge of combining management with playing and I can't wait to get going and have already started making contact with a few people that I know within the game, both in the playing and coaching capacity to add to the options that Brian and I will have in putting next seasons squad together".
Stranraer FC are delighted to announce the appointment today of Brian Reid as our new manager. The 44 year old brings a wealth of experience and was identified very quickly as the outstanding candidate for the post so the club have moved to appoint him with immediate effect.
Brian has until recently been working for Coventry City as a coach and prior to that he was manager at Conference side, Nuneaton Town which followed a spell in the Phillipines as Coach/Manager of Global FC and also the under 23 International side.
He is of course best known for his successful 5 year spell as manager of Ayr United where he delivered promotion twice for the Honest Men and took them to the Quarter Final of the Scottish Cup and the Semi Final of the League Cup in 2012.
Brian said today that he was "delighted to be given the opportunity to become manager of Stranraer FC and can't wait to get started." His task of assembling a squad for the new season has already begun.
Welcome to the club Brian.
Stranraer FC can now confirm that manager Stephen Aitken has accepted a 2 year deal to take over as manager at Dumbarton Football Club with immediate effect. The club are naturally disappointed to lose our manager after his successful 2 1/2 years in charge at Stair Park that made him the 3rd longest serving manager in the SPFL securing our position in League One in his first half season before going on to finish 3rd and 2nd in the subsequent 2 seasons to make the Blues one of, if not the best, part-time club in the country. Nevertheless, as an ambitious young manager we recognise that there was a degree of inevitability that Stephen would eventually be offered a challenge at a higher level that he would find too good to turn down and he has decided to take up the challenge with Dumbarton in the Championship.
Stranraer Football club would like to extend our sincere and heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Stephen and his team for a memorable last couple of years or so and take this opportunity to wish him every success in his new venture and he moves on with our very best wishes as he furthers his career in the game.
Things have moved very quickly over the past few days and the club has already commenced the process of finding a successor so that the squad can be assembled and ready for pre-season training in a few weeks time.
Stranraer finished in 2nd place in SPFL 1 after a fine 3-1 win at Glebe Park. A goal from Stephen Stirling and 2 pens from Willie Gibson ensured that the Blues entered the SPFL Championship play-offs for the 2nd season on the trot.
Brechin City: Patrick O'Neil, Ewan McNeil, Paul McLean, Darren McCormack, Steven Jackson, Gary Fusco, Ryan Ferguson, Craig Molloy, Robert Thomson, Callum Tapping, Jamie Masson. Subs Not Used: Ollie Durojaiye, Colin Hamilton, Gerry McLauchlan, Ben Tough, Graeme Smith Substitutions: On: Alan Trouten Off: Callum Tapping (71), On: Bobby Barr, Off: Jamie Masson (71).
Stranraer: David Mitchell, Craig Pettigrew, Barry Russell, Scott Rumsby, Scott Robertson, Steven Bell, Sean Winter, Stephen Stirling, Danny Stoney, Jamie Longworth, Willie Gibson. Subs Not Used: Frank McKeown, Craig Malcolm. Substitutions: On: Jon McShane Off: Stephen Stirling (57), On: Jackson Longridge Off: Jamie Longworth (81). Scorers: Stirling 21', Gibson 43' pen, 75' pen
Referee: Craig Charleston Attendance: 538
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