Ex Gable Endies On The Move
During the close season a number of former Links Park players were on the move goalkeeper Andy Reid (pictured left) joined Garry Wood and Jonathan Crawford in making the summer move to Formartine United. Two other former Montrose goalkeepers Andy McNeil and David Crawford both made the move to Alloa Athletic. Kyle Benedictus who had a short loan spell at Montrose has moved to Raith Rovers. Midfielder Craig McLeish is back in senior football with Queen’s Park after a brief stint with East Kilbride. Calum Smith and fellow striker Scott Gates have both moved to league champions Kelty Hearts. Martin Boyle signed a two year contract with Hibernian after turning down the offer of a one year deal with Dundee. Martin is currently recovering from a knee operation but made a five minute appearance for Hibernian at Dumbarton last Saturday. Five players who left Links Park have found new clubs with Craig Johnston (Brechin City), Bryan Deasley (Lochee United), Ewan Moyes (Bonnyrigg Rose), David Banjo (Berwick Rangers) and Ross Graham (Berwick Rangers) on the move.
Paul Hegarty had hoped to keep hold of forward and play off final goal scoring hero Garry Wood but the club captain chose to move to Highland League side Formartine United. Wood will be joined at Pittmedden by central defender Jonathan Crawford who moves there after over 125 games for Montrose since his arrival from Aberdeen in 2010. Crawford ended the season with four trophies including Players Player of the Year and Directors Player of the Year.
Goalkeeper Stuart McKenzie has also chosen to move back to the Highland League and he has rejoined his former manager John Sheran at Cove Rangers after a two year spell at Links Park.
Long serving centre half Alan Campbell is also departing the club after over 180 appearances since joining in 2009 from Scone Thistle. A fans favourite Alan will be sadly missed in and around the club.