Dunfermline Athletic squad 2017/18

Transfers in – Summer

RB: Fraser Aird, 22 (Falkirk)
CB: Jean-Yves M’voto, 28 (Raith Rovers)
CM: Aaron Splaine, 20 (Stranraer)
SS: Dean Shiels, 32 (FC Edmonton)
CF: Andy Ryan, 22 (Airdrieonians)
CF: Declan McManus, 22 (Fleetwood Town)

Transfers out – Summer

GK: David Hutton, 33 (Arbroath)
RCB: Callum Fordyce, 24 (Queen of the South)
LCB: Ben Richards-Everton, 25 (Accrington Stanley)
DM: Andy Geggan, 30 (Ayr United)
CM: Lewis Spence, 21 (Dundee)
CM: Rhys McCabe, 24 (Sligo Rovers)
CF: Michael Moffat, 32 (Ayr United)

Loans out – Summer

CB: Stuart Morrison, 18 (Edinburgh City)
CB: Paul Allan, 17 (Stenhousemuir)
CM: Brandon Luke, 18 (Annan Athletic)
LM: Conner Duthie, 20 (Forfar Athletic)
AM: Scott Lochhead, 21 (Forfar Athletic)

Transfers out – Winter

SS: David Hopkirk, 24 (Derry City)

Age as of May 31, 2018

Goalkeeper:
#1 Sean Murdoch, 31 (1.88m)
#20 Cammy Gill, 20 (1.79m)

Defence

Right Back:
#2 Ryan Williamson, 22 (1.86m)

Centre Back:
#4 Jean-Yves M’voto, 29 (1.93m) 
#5 Callum Morris, 28 (1.91m)
#6 Lee Ashcroft, 24 (1.83m)

Left Back:
#3 Lewis Martin, 22 (1.88m)
#14 Jason Talbot, 32 (1.73m)

Midfield

Defensive:
#8 Nat Wedderburn, 26 (1.94m)

Right:
#15 Michael Paton, 29 (1.78m)

Central:
#13 Aaron Splaine, 21 (1.83m)

Left:
#17 Fraser Aird, 23 (1.73m)

Attack

Secondary Striker:
#27 Dean Shiels, 33 (1.80m)

Right Wing:
#7 Kallum Higginbotham, 28 (1.78m)

Centre Forward:
#9 Declan McManus, 23 (1.81m)
#10 Nicky Clark, 26 (1.76m)
#17 Andy Ryan, 23 (1.77m)
#23 Callum Smith, 18 (1.83m)

Left Winger:
#11 Joe Cardle, 31 (1.78m)

Depth Chart

GK: *Murdoch (vc), *Gill.
RB: *Williamson.
CB: Morris (c), Ashcroft, M’Voto.
LB: Talbot, *Martin.
DM: Wedderburn.
RM: Paton.
CM: Splaine.
LM: Aird.

SS: Shiels.
RW: Higginbotham.
CF: Clark, McManus, Ryan, *Smith.
LW: Cardle.

*denotes academy graduate.

Nationalties

Scottish: 11
English: 4
Northern Irish: 2
Canadian: 1
French: 1

Players that can multiple positions

RB/RM/LM: Aird.
LCB/DM: Wedderburn.
LB/CB/RB: Martin.
LW/SS/RW: Higginbotham.
SS/AM: Shiels.

Positional Breakdown
GK: 2
DEF: 6
RB: 1 CB: 3 LB: 2
MID: 4
DM: 1 RM: 1 CM: 1 LM: 1
FW: 7
SS: 1 RW: 1 CF: 4 LW: 1
Total: 19

Average Age
GK: 25.50 (51)
DEF: 26.16 (157)
RB: 22 CB: 25 LB: 27
MID: 24.75 (99)
DM: 26 RM: 29 CM: 21 LM: 23
ATT: 26 (182)
RW: 28 SS: 33 CF: 22.33 LW: 31
Total: 25.73 (489)

30 and over: four
Oldest: Shiels – 33

20 and under: one
Youngest: Smith – 18

Average Height (m)
GK: 1.83 (3.67)
DEF: 1.85 (11.14)
RB: 1.86 CB: 1.89 LB: 1.80
MID: 1.82 (7.28)
DM: 1.94 RM: 1.78 CM: 1.83 LM: 1.73
ATT: 1.79 (12.53)
RW: 1.78 SS: 1.80 CF: 1.79 LW: 1.78
Total: 1.82 (34.59)

Smallest: Aird and Talbot (1.73m)
Tallest: Wedderburn (1.94m)

Starting XI

Murdoch;
Williamson, Ashcroft, Morris, Talbot;
Higginbotham, Shiels, Wedderburn, Cardle;
McManus, Clark.

Average Age: 27.63 (304)
Average Height: 1.82m (20.08m)

Oldest XI

Murdoch;
Aird, Morris, M’Voto, Talbot;
Paton, Shiels, Wedderburn;
Higginbotham, Clark, Cardle.

Average Age: 28.72 (316)
Average Height: 1.82m (20.02m)

Youngest XI

Gill;
Williamson, Ashcroft, Wedderburn, Martin;
Higginbotham, Paton, Splaine, Aird;
Ryan, Smith.

Average Age: 23.27 (256)
Average Height: 1.82m (20.02m)

Contracted for 2018/19

Andy Ryan
Callum Smith
Cammy Gill
Ryan Williamson

Sean Murdoch


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