SPONSORED BY: M.M OLD CROCKS, LILLIAN WELSH
JOINED TALBOT: July 2019
SQUAD NUMBER: 25
BIO: Hamish spent most of his youth career at Stranraer where he enjoyed a short loan spell at Neilston. He joined Irvine Victoria after leaving Stair Park in 2018 where he became the top goalscorer during that season. He joined Talbot in 2019 where he went on a month’s loan at Largs Thistle before returning to Beechwood.
SPONSORED BY: HUGH MUIR JNR, CHRISTINE LUNDIE
JOINED TALBOT: July 2019
SQUAD NUMBER: 11
Bio: Bryan had a late introduction to the semi-pro game prefering to play his football in the amateur grade. He was capped for Scotland at amateur level before signing for Kilwinning Rangers from KSC Wolves. Played an important part in the “Buffs” rise back into the top flight and was capped for Junior Scotland in the Umbro Quadrangular tournament where he took part in all three games. He joined Talbot in July 2019.
SPONSORED BY: DAVID GRAY
JOINED TALBOT: 2018
SQUAD NUMBER: 21
Keir signed for the Talbot in October 2018. He started his career in the Stranraer youth development rising to their Under 20 side where he was loaned to Cumnock Juniors in Ferbruary 2016. He spent three months at Townhead Park before returning to Stranraer in May. He was loaned back to Cumnock in July 2016 where he remained until his loan expired in May 2017. He joined Cumnock in July 2017 on a permanent basis before moving to Talbot.
SPONSORED BY: GEORGE WILSON (Australia); JC CONTRACTS (AYRSHIRE) LTD
SQUAD NUMBER: 9
BIO: Talented left footer who signed for Cumnock from Bonnyton Thistle Boys Club. Graham became a regular at Townhead and scored twice after coming off the bench in Cumnock’s 3-0 extra time win over Thorton Hibs in the 2008 Scottish Cup semi final. Graham did make an appearance in the final coming on as a substitute in the 2-1 defeat by Bathgate.
He later joined Dumbarton but after only 5 appearances he returned to Cumnock where he helped our bitter rivals hang on to their Premier League mantle.
SPONSORED BY: JIMMY & CAMERON TORRANCE, BILLY BLACKMORE DRIVING SCHOOL, KEVIN BIGGART
JOINED TALBOT: OCTOBER 2014
SQUAD NUMBER: 15
BIO: Mark is a former Ayr United player who joined Talbot in October 2014. In the final League match of the 2010/11 season , he came off the bench to become the youngest ever player for Ayr United at just 15 years and 300 days old, the record previously held by Stewart Kean at 17 years and 56 days. At the start of the 2012/13 season, Shankland broke another one of Stewart Kean’s records, becoming the youngest ever goalscorer at 17 years and 17 days old, in a 3–1 away defeat at East Stirlingshire in the Challenge Cup This record was broken by Alan Forrest the following season.
In 2013, Shankland joined League Two side, Albion Rovers on loan. He scored in the final minute in his debut for The Rovers. He left Ayr at the end of the 2013–14 season after turning down a new contract.