Squad

This will be more fully updated shortly, but this is the squad for 2022-23

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

Jakub Welna: Goalkeeper singed from Camelon in the close season, and previously with Bathgate Thistle.

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.

David Wilson: Signed towards end of last season from Syngenta after a spell at Pumpherston. Played in the youth system at both Hearts and Livingston.

Adam Forrest: Centre-half Adam signed recently after spending five years at Pumpherston and before that Berwick Rangers.

Marcus Millar: Club Captain Marcus has spent the last five season at Pumpherston and before that Broxburn Athletic, Livingston FC and Broxburn Athletic Colts.

Joe Osbourne:  Steps up from U20’s

David McKeon:  Steps up from U20’s, currently on loan at Pumpherston

Fraser Cormack: No stranger to the Burnie, signed midways through last season from Bathgate Thistle

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 but quickly forced his way into the Senior squad.

Callum Heath: The midfielder spent some time on loan at the Burnie in the 2017/18 season from Berwick Rangers, before moving onto the University of Stirling for a three season spell.

Dominic Kane: SPFL sides Hibernian and Motherwell are where 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.

Scott Richards:  Signed in the close season from Bathgate Thistle, was previously with Broxburn Athletic

Sam Thomas:  Steps up from U20’s

Luke Meikle: 18 year old Luke signed from Hamilton Accies at the start of the season.

Richard Hutton: 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.

Daryl Meikle: Blackburn lad Daryl originally joined on loan from Hamilton Accies but has now signed on permanently. Originally joined in January but the season never resumed after the Covid stoppage. Spent the first half of last season and the season before on loan to Linlithgow Rose.

Danny Campbell: 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.

Michael Gould:  Signed in the close season from Livingston United, was previously with Camelon.

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 last season.

Keiran Sweeney: Striker stepped up from the U20’s

Manager: Jamie McCormick

Assistant: Craig Young

Coaches: Gavin King, Andrew Meechan, Dougie McIntyre

Physio: Lee Reid