Club Communications

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Petrofac Training Cup First Round Draw

Albion Rovers have been drawn away to Ayr United in the first round of the Petrofac Training Cup.

The match will take place at Somerset Park on Saturday 25th July with a 3pm kick off.

Ironically, the Honest Men are the first side we face when we kick off our League One campaign two weeks later at Cliftonhill (Saturday 8th August).

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Lend A Hand Saturday

It’s all happening at Cliftonhill this Saturday!

As well as getting your hands on the new home strip, you can help us get the ground looking spick and span for the new season.

We are looking for as many fans as possible to come down and help us with a variety of odd jobs to tidy the place up for the league opener against Ayr United on Saturday 8th August.

Along with members of The Supporters Trust, directors will be in attendance for some hard labour from 9am – all welcome.

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New Strip on Sale Saturday

15/06/15 CLIFTONHILL Albion Rovers Scott McBride is on hand to unveil his sides new kit

Our new home strip will be on sale at the club THIS Saturday.

Our suppliers Football Nation are setting up a pop-up shop at Cliftonhill this Saturday between 10am-2pm where you can get your hands on the Adidas top – modelled by new signing Scott McBride.

They will also have a selection of other Albion Rovers merchandise including champions scarves, penants and t-shirts.

You can order the nerw strip by clicking the Football Nation link below

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Championship Dinner

Fancy a night with the 2014/15 League Two Champions?

Albion Rovers are holding a Championship Dinner for fans and sponsors alike at the Georgian Hotel on Saturday 12th of September.

And yes, we know that is the night of our first big derby against rivals Airdrie – hopefully we’ll be celebrating!

On the night we will have a four course meal, a guest speaker and the night will be attended by gaffer Darren Young and an assortment of players for you to have your pictures taken with.

A great night is guaranteed and all it costs is £35 per ticket – or £350 for a table of 10.

We expect tickets to sell fast and space will be limited so if you are interested please contact the club ASAP – contact Paul Reilly on

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Pre-Season Gets Underway

Albion Rovers pre-season

The players reported back for pre-season today.

Darren Young and his new assistant Billy Stark got the boys – including new signings Paul Willis (pictured below modelling the new strip) and Scott McBride – and a few trialists together at the training base to go through their paces.


That meant lost of running and fitness work as the players prepare for life in League One.

And the boys were ready for a good sweat in their new Adidas training gear – supplied by our friends at Football Nation.

We’ll keep you updated with the boys progress through the gruelling pre-season sessions!

More good news on the re-signing front is that Ross Davidson has agreed terms to stay on this season.

Hopefully we’ll have more signing news soon, but to help the gaffer secure the players he wants means we need as many of you as possible to buy into his plans by purchasing your season ticket ASAP.

Details of the pirces are on the website undre the ‘Match Centre’ Tab – Ticket Information.

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2015/16 Fixture List

19/06/15 EDINBURGH CASTLE Albion Rovers player-manager Darren Young shows off the League Two trophy as the Ladbrokes Premiership, Championship, League One and League Two fixtures are 2015/2016 are announced

Albion Rovers player-manager Darren Young shows off the League Two trophy as the Ladbrokes Premiership, Championship, League One and League Two fixtures are 2015/2016 are announced

Albion Rovers will unfurl the Championship flag at home to Ayr United on Saturday 8th August.

Ian McCall’s men will be our League One first foots at Cliftonhill and like us we are sure you can’t wait for the big day.

After that we face two away games to Forfar and Cowdenbeath and then home again to Brechin to bring the first month to a close.

Our first derby with Airdrie is at Cliftonhill on Saturday 12th September and the first time we face the much fancied Dunfermline will be at East End Park on Saturday 3rd October.

Another big date for your diaries is the New Year Derby on Saturday 2nd January when we’re at home to Airdrie.

We’ll have the full fixture list up on the site asap.

Here they are at a glance

Sat 8 Aug: Ayr Utd (H)

Sat 15 Aug: Forfar Athletic (A)

Saturday 22 August: Cowdenbeath (A)

Saturday 29 August: Brechin City (H)

Saturday 5 September: Peterhead (A)

Saturday 12 September: Airdrieonians (H)

Saturday 19 September: Stranraer (A)

Saturday 26 September: Stenhousemuir (H)

Saturday 3 October: Dunfermline (A)

Saturday 17 October: Peterhead (A)

Saturday 24 October: Brechin City (A)

Saturday 31 October: Airdireonians (A)

Saturday 7 November: Cowdenbeath (H)

Saturday 14 November: Ayr United (A)

Saturday 21 November: Dunfermline (H)

Saturday 5 December: Stranraer (H)

Saturday 12 December: Stenhousemuir (A)

Saturday 19 December: Forfar Athletic (H)

Saturday 26 December: Cowdenbeath (A)

Saturday 2 January: Airdrieonians (H)

Saturday 16 January: Dunfermline Athletic (A)

Saturday 23 January: Ayr United (H)

Saturday 30 January: Peterhead (A)

Saturday 6 February: Brechin City (H)

Saturday 13 February: Stranraer (A)

Saturday 20 February: Stenhousemuir (H)

Saturday 27 February: Forfar Athletic (A)

Saturday 5 March: Peterhead (H)

Saturday 12 March: Stranraer (H)

Saturday 19 March: Brechin City (A)

Saturday 26 March: Airdrieonians (A)

Saturday 2 April: Dunfermline (H)

Saturday 9 April: Ayr United (A)

Saturday 16 April: Cowdenbeath (H)

Saturday 23 April: Forfar Athletic (H)

Saturday 30 April: Stenhousemuir (A)

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Confirmed Pre-Season Games

Gaffer Darren Young has been busy getting ready for pre-season  – which kicks off this Saturday!

As well as finding himself a new assistant manager, he has been re-signing and signing players and has invited a number of trialists in to train with the squad as he builds the team for next seaosn’s League One campaign.

He has also fixed up a  number of pre-season friendlies, so it won’t be long until the Rovers (with a bit of a new look!) are back in action.

These games for your diary are:

Sat 30th June – (A) East Kilbride (Lowland League) 7.30 pm k/o

Tues 7th July – (A) Alloa Athletic  7.30pm k/o

Thurs 9th July – TBC

Tues 14th July (H) Livingston 7.30pm k/o

Sat 18th July (A) BSC Glasgow (Lowland League) 3pm k/o

Prices for the home game against Livingston will be decided shortly.

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New Strip Launch

15/06/15 CLIFTONHILL Albion Rovers Scott McBride is on hand to unveil his sides new kit

Billy Stark’s arrival wasn’t the only thing to celebrate at Cliftonhill today – the new strip has arrived too!

Modelled by new signing Scott McBride, this season’s home kit has a slightly different look to it as it is a yellow top (red number on the back), red shorts and red socks.

An Adidas kit supplied by our friends at Football Nation, it’s a little bit different but we reckon it’s a winner.

It is available to pre-order from today from Football Nation by clicking the link below:

We are hoping it will be available from the club within the next fortnight.

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Billy Stark Signs Up for Albion Rovers

15/06/15 CLIFTONHILL Albion Rovers new assistant manager Billy Stark (left) is joined by Manager Darren Young

Albion Rovers new assistant manager Billy Stark (left) is joined by Manager Darren Young

Albion Rovers are delighted to announce Billy Stark as their new Assistant Manager.

The former Celtic, Aberdeen, St Johnstone and Scotland Under-21s coach has teamed up with Darren Young for the upcoming League One campaign.

He brings a huge wealth of experience to the club and has a fair bit of knowledge of the lower leagues having managed the Dunlop brothers, Michael and Ross, during their time at Queen’s Park.

Player/Manager Darren Yioung is delighted to have someone of Billy’s stature by his side.

He said: “When Sandy told me he was leaving I knew I wanted to get in someone with similar experience to work alongside me. As I’m still planning to play, it’s vital we have someone like Billy on the sidelines watching the game unfold.

“I was with him down at the coaching courses at Largs and I mentioned to him then about the possibility of coming to Albion Rovers – he was probably sick of me asking him all the time.

“He brings a fresh perspective and we’re all delighted he’s agreed to join us and we’re looking forward to the hard work pre-season starting this Saturday.”

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Working Holiday for the Gaffer

A Licence

There’s been no rest over the close season for manager Darren Young as he takes the next step in his coaching career.

As well as re-signing and signing players, the gaffer, and first team coach Tony McMinn, have been grafting down in Largs on the UEFA A Licence Introduction Course run by the Scottish FA.

And they were lucky enough to rub shoulders on the nine day course, which is attended by coaches from across the globe as well as the country, by Champions League winners Costinha and Maniche, England international Leon Osman and coaches from Trindad, The U.A.E and Russian club Zenit.

The hard work is far from over as Darren and Tony still have tutorial days to attend in November 2015 and March 2016 as well as six assignments to complete prior to being assessed in June 2016 and becoming fully accredited UEFA A Licence holders.