RETURNING Scott Agnew has vowed to win over Stranraer fans all over again after re-joining the club.

The midfielder made the switch from St Mirren to Stranraer last month and looks like being a key figure as the Blues attempt to make it fourth time lucky and win promotion to the Championship.

Agnew, who left the club in 2011, had little hesitation in making the switch.

He said: "I think I probably could have stayed full time and I certainly could have stayed in the Championship.

"I suppose I had to weigh everything up and it was difficult to drop a league but I looked at the Stranraer team and thought if we can hold on to some of the boys and I can add a bit of quality we can be up the right end of the table and challenging.

"It was not a massive decision - the club really looked after me before and I was more than happy to come back."

Twenty-eight-year-old Agnew became a real fans' favourite during his first spell at the club, after initially joining from Alloa on loan.

Only Craig Malcolm remains from Agnew's 18-month spell at the club, although he played alongside Chris Aitken at Ayr United, had kept in touch with chairman Iain Dougan and had a good relationship with manager Brian Reid.

Agnew, who originally left Stranraer to join Dumbarton after scoring 19 goals for the club, added: "I certainly think I am a better player now than then.

"I've played in the Championship but not just any Championship.

"I've gone to Ibrox and Easter Road and played against some very good players.

"Hopefully, I will bring that experience to the young boys at Stranraer."

The midfielder put pen to paper ahead of the club's play-off final at Ayr United, another of his former clubs.

He added: "Ayr were one of the options for me this summer.

"But I think I had made my mind up and was not just going to wait and see what league Stranraer were in.

"There was more involved in my decision than what league we were going to be playing in."

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2 Raith Rovers 13 23
3 East Fife 13 22
4 Forfar Athletic 13 18
5 Brechin City 13 16
6 Airdrieonians 13 16
7 Stranraer 13 15
8 Dumbarton 13
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9 Montrose 13 14
10 Stenhousemuir 13 12


Fixtures

2018/19 Squad

1 - Max Currie (GK)
2 - Daniel Higgins (DEF)

3 - Chris McGowan (DEF)
4 - Andy McDonald (DEF)
5 - David Brownlie (DEF)
6 - Connor McManus (MID)
7 - Mark Lamont (MID)
8 - Kyle Turner (MID)
9 - Isaac Layne (STR)

10 - Luke Donnelly (STR)
11 - Grant Anderson (M/S)
12 - Ian Smith (MID)

13 - Lyle Avci (GK)
14 - Cameron Elliott (MID)
16 - Max Ashmore (MID)
17 - David Smith (D/M)
18 - Innes Cameron (STR)
19 - Ciaran Diver (STR)
20 - PJ Crossan (STR)

22 - Jamie Hamill (DEF)
23 - Adam Cummins (DEF)