Club Communications

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Released Players

As the club prepares for life in League One, we have released seven players.

They are: Mark Mckenzie, Liam Cusack, Martin McGuire, Jamie Pollock, Gary Phillips, Scott Stevenson, Kieran Hughes.

We thank all the players for their service to the club and wish them all the best for their future careers.

Darren Young and Sandy Clark are in the process of re-signing current players and also adding to the squad – once we have news of any signings we will bring it to you.


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SPFL Announces Ladbrokes as Title Sponsors

The SPFL has announced the betting company Ladbrokes as its title sponsor from season 2015/16, in a two-year deal which includes rights across all four leagues and 42 clubs.

The deal is the biggest ever of its kind in Scottish football and will see the nation’s professional football leagues become known as the Ladbrokes Premiership, Ladbrokes Championship, Ladbrokes League 1 and Ladbrokes League 2 ahead of the start of the new season in August.

It marks the latest in a rich history of high-profile sports sponsorship and brand associations for Ladbrokes, which plans to run a host of activations through the different rights of its SPFL title partnership.

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Ladbrokes to the SPFL’s growing family of key sponsors and partners and look forward to working with them from season 2015/16 at this truly exciting time for Scottish football.

“As an established and respected leading brand in its very competitive marketplace, Ladbrokes is a perfect partner for the SPFL and we have a shared vision of a positive future for professional league football in Scotland. Ladbrokes’ backing of Scottish football is hugely valued and appreciated and I say that not only on behalf of the SPFL but also for all 42 member clubs.

“Today’s announcement is the result of significant investment of energy and effort and further strengthens our optimism about the future health of the game in Scotland.

“With all that positivity comes an opportunity to tell the story of a modern, engaging and exciting Scottish football environment and we look forward to doing just that with all our partners including new title sponsor Ladbrokes.”

Ladbrokes is a world leader in the betting and gaming industry with more than 2,100 shops and a great heritage and presence across UK sport.  It has recently sponsored Rugby Football League’s Challenge Cup, extended its backing of horse racing’s St Leger Festival at Doncaster and continues to sponsor The Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Welcoming the new partnership, Jim Mullen, CEO of Ladbrokes said: “We love football so we are delighted to be working with the SPFL on one of the best opportunities in British sport.

“This partnership will help to propel Ladbrokes and the SPFL to new heights and will put us at the heart of Scottish football throughout the year. Getting people engaged with great sport and making sure they share our passion is at the very core of everything we are about.

“Our customers support clubs at every level of Scottish football from the professional leagues that we sponsor to the local Sunday League stalwarts. The Scottish game deserves a committed supporter and our financial backing will help to ensure every level of the game benefits from Ladbrokes’ involvement.”


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Season Tickets On Sale NOW

07/05/15... COATBRIDGE. Albion Rovers manager Darren Young signs new deal as manager also promotes next season tickets

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Albion Rovers manager Darren Young signs new deal as manager also promotes next season tickets

Albion Rovers are delighted to make a double announcement today.

First of all, title winning gaffer Darren Young has agreed a new one year deal as Player/Manager.

And secondly, we’ve launched our 2015/16  Season Tickets and are asking our loyal fans to get right behind Darren from the off by buying their Season Tickets as early as possible and the gaffer the funds to be able to sign players for next season’s League One campaign.

As of today, season tickets are on sale and can be bought in person from the club or by calling the Season Ticket Hotline on 07884 421033.

After much discussion at Boardroom level, this season’s prices are:

Adults     £180

Concessions     £90

Junior (12-16 years)     £50

Under-12s GO FREE

On Monday night, the club will be open between 6-8pm for fans to drop in and buy their Season Tickets and also get their picture taken with the League Two trophy in the Boardroom – a couple of players will be dropping by too.

We thank you all for your wonderful support through the season and ask you to sign on again as soon as possible to give us a real fighting chance in League One.

 


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PFA Scotland Honours for Albion Rovers

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Hot off the back of winning the League Two title there were more honours for Albion Rovers as the season drew to a close at the weekend.

Skipper Michael Dunlop, brother Ross Dunlop and goalkeeper Neil Parry were all named in the PFA Scotland League Two Team of the Year.

All three players, their teammates, gaffer Darren Young and the Board of Directors attended Sunday night’s PFA Scotland Awards Dinner 2015 where the Team of the Year was unveiled.

The full League Two Team of the Year as voted for by the players across the division was:

Neil Parry (Albion Rovers); Shaun Rooney (Queen’s Park), Michael Dunlop (Albion Rovers), Marvin Andrews (Montrose), Ross Dunlop (Albion Rovers); Bobby Linn (Arbroath), Darren Miller (Queen’s Park), Paul Woods (Queen’s Park); Shane Sutherland (Elgin City), Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic), Simon Murray (Arbroath).


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Celebrations begin as Rovers lift League Two trophy

ECSTATIC fans joined Rovers players and coaches on the pitch at Cliftonhill yesterday to get the party started after their final home game of the season.

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DARREN YOUNG insists champions Albion Rovers showed what they are all about – by fighting back before getting the title party started.

Supersub Ally Love earned Rovers a share of the spoils on the day they lifted silverware after Bobby Linn looked to have won it for Arbroath.

Queen’s ‘We Are The Champions’ was played over the tannoy system at full time with the squad introduced individually to the crowd before skipper Mick Dunlop hoisted the trophy into the air.

Ecstatic fans ended up on the pitch with the players who happily posed for selfies – and Young was delighted to avoid defeat before they hit Glasgow last night.The rookie player/manager said: “We were disappointed to concede the goal but showed great heart and desire to get an equaliser.17088415249_d9dc538c37_o

“That’s what we have been about all season. We’ve worked hard and I think our success is well deserved.

“I think there is a sense of relief that we have got over the line and also a realisation at what a great achievement this is for us.

“Getting the trophy is what this day has been all about. We’ve been looking forward to it and it’s great to be able to celebrate with the fans and see how happy everyone is.

“It has been a great season for the club and we’re all looking forward to going up a division.”

Hitman Mark McGuigan was part of Partick Thistle’s First Division title-winning team in 2013 – now he’s pocketing a second championship medal.

The 26-year-old smiled: “This is brilliant – absolutely incredible. I’m a bit lost for words just now.

“At Thistle, I was a squad player so this one means that wee bit more as I’ve played a lot of games and you feel as if you’ve contributed.

“This is what it is all about and it’s great to have the fans on and get them involved.

“We will enjoy this. People have said that we’ve got to soak it all in and I can assure you we will!”17062135207_5766ea1317_o

Rovers had waited 26 years for this – and they were determined to make the most of the occasion.

Red-and-yellow flags fluttered from lampposts outside the ground while bunting was draped along the roof of the main stand.

Arbroath’s players formed a guard of honour for the champions before kick-off with a near-capacity crowd keen to get the shindig started in the Coatbridge sunshine.

Both sides were industrious during a game which lacked a spark with the home fans counting down to the title presentation.

Rovers came close through TJ McCluskey and Eddie Ferns before keeper Neil Parry pulled off a good save to deny Simon Murray at the other end.

Linn broke the deadlock with just four minutes left when he converted at the back post.

But Love fired home in the first minute of injury time to deny Arbroath a first win in seven games.

Smokies boss Todd Lumsden said: “The objective was to not get beat and it’s all about the play-offs for us.”

 


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Season Ticket Prices 2015/16

Albion Rovers will finally be crowned champions today when they are presented with the League Two trophy.

It’s been an amazing season and we hope you’ve enjoyed the ride as much as everyone at the club has.

But once the dust has settled on all the celebrating, the serious work of preparing for life in League One starts.

And we’re asking YOU, our loyal fans, to join us next season for the start of a new adventure.

Last season our Pay What You Can Initiative was widely praised and we were delighted and amazed with the uptake from not just Coatbridge, but far and wide.

However, for financial reasons and to ensure we can give Darren Young as much financial support as possible to build a competitive squad for next season, we can’t afford to repeat last season’s offer.

After much discussion, Season Ticket prices will be as follows:

Adults   £180

Concessions   £90

Junior (12-16 years)   £50

Under-12s GO FREE

Season Tickets will be on sale from the club as of next week and we hope as many of you as possible will pledge your support by buying your Season Ticket early and ensuring Albion Rovers have more than a fighting chance when we kick off in League One next season 2015/16.

Enjoy the celebrations!


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Player of the Year Night

It will be party time at Cliftonhill today as Albion Rovers finally get their hands on the League Two trophy.

But the celebrating won’t stop there as the annual Supporters Player of the Year Night is also taking place after the game at The Courtyard.

All fans are invited to attend the event which, with all the players and coaching staff in attendance, is sure to be a great night.

The night kicks off at 7.30pm and tickets (which can be bought on the door) are £5 including a buffet.

Among the awards handed out on the night will be Player of the Year, Player’s Player of the Year and Goal of the Season.

Join the players for an Albion Rovers night to remember.


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Albion Rovers Champions T-Shirt

Albion Rovers have won their first league title in 26 years and will head into Scottish Professional Football League One next season as League Two Champions.

The Winners T-Shirt shows the Albion Rovers club crest and is available in three different colours.

Get your new Albion Rovers t-shirt now and celebrate a great title triumph!!

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CHAMPIONS!!!

We finally done it, with 2 games left of the season we are champions.

Thank you to Peter Campbell for the picture

Thank you to Peter Campbell for the picture


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Cadden on target for leaders

Chris Cadden’s first professional goal helped top-of-the-table Albion to a 2-0 win at home to Berwick.

Cadden broke the deadlock in the second half before Mark McGuigan added a second to ensure Albion bounced back from a heavy loss last week.

Michael Andrews was forced into action several times in the first half, keeping out McGuigan to frustrate the hosts, who were looking to capitalise on Queen’s Park dropping points.

Berwick had made a bright start but Albion’s dominance eventually showed when Cadden slotted into the bottom corner after being put through by Edward Fearns.

McGuigan doubled the lead soon after when he headed in from Marc McKenzie’s cross to secure three points for Albion.