Squad

Craig Saunders: Eight years at Heriot-Watt University FC preceded a two year spell at Hawick Royal Albert for 30 year-old goalkeeper Craig who joined up at the Purdie Worldwide Community Stadium in July 2019.

Gavin King: Goalkeeper Gavin moved from English football in August 2015 to sign for Broxburn Athletic before arriving at New Murrayfield Park the following season. Had a spell away with Livingston United but returned at the start of the season. Has bags of experience, well he would be at 40….

Martin Lawrie: Defender Martin originally joined United in November 2014 from Whitletts Victoria after spending all of his career up until then in Ayrshire football. After three seasons and 64 appearances Martin moved onto pastures new with Bathgate Thistle and Fauldhouse United, as well as another brief spell at Whitletts, before returning to the Dem-master Community Stadium at the end of October 2018.

James Mildren: Goal scoring centre back James signed up for a return to Blackburn in June 2015 after spending most of his formative years with the club’s youth set up, enjoying successful seasons at U19 and U21 level before a brief sojourn in amateur football.

Kyle McClung: Young full-back Kyle joined from SPFL Premier League side Livingston after starting out at the Falkirk Football Community Foundation Academy before spending a short spell in the Clyde FC Academy. Before moving to the Tony Macaroni Arena Kyle was also with Edinburgh City in SPFL2. Had a spell on loan from Livingston last season before signing a permanent deal.

John Drummond: After a season at Harthill Royal, John spent the next three at Livingston United before arriving at New Murrayfield Park. Capable of playing in the centre of midfield or in the middle of the defence, 28 year-old John was signed at the end of September 2016 and was the club’s 2016/17 Player of the Year. Struggled with a knee injury last season but hopes to be back to his best for this campaign. 

Stuart MacLeod: Central midfielder Stuart started out as a youngster at Raith Rovers but really found his feet when stepping down into the Junior grade with West Calder United where he spent three seasons before signing for Armadale Thistle in the summer of 2011. Stuart subsequently spent four seasons at Volunteer Park ahead of a short move to Bathgate Thistle for the start of the 2015/16 season where he went onto captain the Creamery Park side. Stuart arrived at the Purdie Worldwide Community Stadium at the end of February 2019.

David Howe: Another teenager, holding midfielder David has been much sought after within West Lothian Junior and Senior football where he was originally with Broxburn Athletic after a short spell at Hibernian in the SPFL. Spent time with our U20 Development side last season, but quickly forced his way into the Senior squad.

Michael Browne: Michael set out on his football career at Livingston as a youth but came to prominence at Whitburn before earning a move to the Super League with firstly Fauldhouse United and latterly with Broxburn Athletic before signing in July 2017.

Kieran Swanson:  Kieran spent most of his youth football with Raith Rovers and the Fife Elite Football Academt before signing for Dunfermline Athletic. He then spent time with Camelon before joining Blackburn at the start of the season. Kieran is 19.

Dominic Kane: SPFL sides Hibernian and Motherwell are where 22 year-old Dominic started out as a youth before moving into the EoSFL with the University of Stirling FC. Dominic is the nephew of ex-United Captain and Community Club Coach Development Officer Brian Smillie and is a cultured midfielder.

Marc Smith: Marc has just turned 19 and is a midfielder who is a product of the Motherwell Youth Academy where he spent seven seasons before brief stints with St Mirren during season 2018/19 and BSC Glasgow. Signed with Livingston FC, he was initially loaned to us last season, and has returned for another stint.

Justin Watson: Justin arrived at the Purdie Worldwide Community Stadium at the beginning of November 2019 on a loan deal from SPFL Premiership side Livingston FC. A midfielder with loan experience at both Petershill and Wishaw in the West Juniors after joining Livingston from Stirling Albion, He returned in October for a further loan spell from Livingston.

Richard Hutton: 25 year-old Richie is a midfielder who was signed from Bathgate Thistle in March 2017 as part of the deal that took Martin Lawrie to Creamery Park. With Dundee United as a youth, Richie also has SPFL sides Edinburgh City and East Fife on his CV.

Marley Redfern: Midfielder Marley is 17 and joined the club on loan from Hamilton Academical, where he has played all his football since the age of 10.

Calum McDowall: Starting out in the Heart of Midlothian Youth Academy, 24 year-old Calum then became part of United’s successful U19 and U21 sides before stepping up to the senior side in March 2013. However, with starting opportunities limited, Calum dropped back to the amateurs where he won a number of medals with our own amateur side and earned a call-up from the Scotland Amateur FA before returning to the Seniors. Has been out with a knee injury for most of this season.     

Danny Campbell: 27 year-old Danny was an absolutely prolific striker while coming through the youth ranks at Murrayfield Park and netted his first goal for the ‘big’ side as a 16 year-old in the win at Dalkeith Thistle at the end of 2009/10. Manager Dad Mark eased him in gently in his first full season during 2010/11 and this helped him to become the potent goal threat he is now, whether playing through the middle or in a wider role. 

Laurie Devine: A graduate of the Hamilton Accies youth set-up and has also spent time in the youth sides of Airdrieonians and Livingston before making his first strides in adult football with Tynecastle. Laurie spent most of last season with our U20 Development side before moving to the Senior squad this season.

Jordan Devine: 22 year old Jordan, brother of Laurie, started out in the Juniors with Stoneyburn and then West Calder United before injury side lined him for two years.After a number of trial matches singed for the club in October, and scored the winner at Sauchie soon after.

Brian Ross: The 25 year-old front man is in his second spell with the club after a successful 2017/18 season after joining the club from Cowdenbeath. He then moved onto Dundonald Bluebell and Albion Rovers, before a brief spell at Fauldhouse United and then last season with his hometown amateur club Wishaw HSFP, before re-signing last month.

Manager: Mark Campbell

Assistant: Jamie McCormick

Coaches: Craig Young, Podge Dixon, Andrew Meechan, Dougie McIntyre

Physio: Lee Reid