Robbie McCracken

SPONSORED BY: CATHY JAMIESON

POSITION: Defender

JOINED TALBOT: September 2020

D.O.B: tba

SQUAD NUMBER: 24

Robbie is a former St Mirren and Kilmarnock youth player who can play at right back or centre of defence.

Gordon Pope

SPONSORED BY: BILLY HARVEY, EVAN & MIKEY POPE

POSITION: Defender

JOINED TALBOT: July 2011

D.O.B: 02/04/1989

SQUAD NUMBER: 4

BIO: Gordon was picked up by Dundee United  in 2006 when playing local youth football. Although never playing first team football with the “Terrors” he did play senior when he joined Montrose in 2009,  but two years later decided to play local where he signed for Talbot. He joined Ayr United in 2013 for a season where he played 32 times and scoring once. He returned to Talbot in 2014 where he is a regular at left back.

Aiden Wilson

SPONSORED BY: ANDY & MARTHA MATHIESON.

POSITION: Defender

JOINED TALBOT: July 2019

D.O.B: 05/01/1999

SQUAD NUMBER: 3

Bio: Aiden played youth and development football with Kilmarnock before moving to Edusport. He played in the Lowland League with Caley Braves before joining Talbot in 2019

 

Dillon Young

SPONSORED BY: MANDY GOLDIE, JIM & BARBARA McAULEY

POSITION: Defender

JOINED TALBOT: July 2019

D.O.B: 17/01/2000

SQUAD NUMBER: 2

Bio: Dylan played youth and development football with Dumbarton and Stirling Albion. He progressed to the “Bino’s” reserve side where he had a couple of loan spells at Wishaw and Rob Roy. Signed for Talbot in 2019

Gareth Armstrong

SPONSORED BY: FINN GARDINER, PAIGE STILLIE

POSITION: Defender/Midfield

JOINED TALBOT: July 2017

D.O.B: 01/12/1993

SQUAD NUMBER: 16

BIO: Gareth joined Ayr United’s Football Academy in 2007 and made his first team debut in the Scottish Second Division as a substitute on 7 May 2011 against Brechin City at Glebe Park. He was to go on and make a further three appearances with the “Honest Men” before being loaned to Troon to gain experience of regular first-team football in 2012. He was soon to make the move permenant where versatility saw him used at right-back, centre-back and midfield.

It was the worst kept secret in Junior football that Talbot were desperate to sign him, and after a couple of failed attempts he came to Beechwood in July of 2017.

 

 

William Lyle

SPONSORED BY: JIM ROWAN, IAN McNEILLIE 

DEFENDER

JOINED: JULY 2012

D.O.B: 14/04/1984

SQUAD NUMBER: 17

BIO: A local Catrine lad Willie was a protégé of the Talbot youth system before signing senior with Ayr United in 2002. He made his senior debut as a substitute against Falkirk on the 3rd of August 2002. The following season he was a member of the Ayr side that lost narrowly to Rangers at Somerset in the Scottish Cup. In the 2004/05 season Willie bagged his first competitive goal in a Scottish tie against Edinburgh City. He moved to Raith Rovers the following season, and Stranraer the season after. In 2007 he joined Stenhousemuir where he played regularly until the end of the 2012 season, before signing with Talbot.

 

 

Neil McPherson

SPONSORED BY: DAVID McLELLAND & RYAN LORIMER, COLIN MITCHELL

POSITION: DEFENDER

JOINED TALBOT: JULY 2016

D.O.B: 22/07/1996

SQUAD NUMBER: 6

BIO: Neil joined Talbot at the start of the 2016/17 season from Darvel Juniors, but he spent most of his first season on the bench. However his patience was rewarded when he started to command some regular game time and since then has been a regular in the Talbot rearguard. He had a promising youth career but moved to the Juniors with Darvel where he enjoyed a couple of seasons playing regularly with the former ADL side.

 

Craig McCracken

SPONSORED BY: JACK ROUTLEDGE, TOMMY GRIFFEN JNR

DEFENDER/MIDFIELDER

JOINED: 2015

D.O.B: 22/04/1996

SQUAD NUMBER: 5

BIO:  Craig joined Talbot after a career in the Ayr United Youth Academy. He was on loan to Talbot during the 2015/16 season where he was part of the successful league winning squad. He returned to Ayr  at the end of the season but joined Talbot at the beginning of the 2016/17 season on a permanent basis. Craig made seven appearances for the Ayr first team.

 

 

Player Stats 18/19

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