Saints have made nine new signings in preparation for the new season ahead.
Former Bunillidh Thistle striker Billy Cairns was the first new addition to join the club back in July. A proven goalscorer at North Caley level, he has already hit the ground running in season 2021-22 with a goal off the bench last weekend. With close to ten years playing in the league, Billy brings great experience into the squad. He joins Saints having most recently played with Thurso.
Experienced North Caley campaigner Paul Gair arrives at Saints with little introduction needed, having played for a variety of clubs over the years, including his native Dingwall Thistle, Muir of Ord, Alness, Bunillidh and most recently Inverness Athletic. He is a former league winner with plenty experience challenging for honours in this league.
Gary Millard, 25, joins the club with East of Scotland League sides Ormiston and Preston Athletic among his former clubs, as well as Bunillidh Thistle. A left sided defender or midfielder, his versatility will provide many additional options for the management team.
Making his return to Saints after a spell at university is Jamie Skinner, who recently played in the club’s final game of 2020-21 as a trialist. In his last spell, Jamie played a big part of the Saints’ revival campaign in 2016-17 before helping the club to a North Caledonian Cup win in 2017-18.
Brothers Lewis Smith and Connor Smith have also joined the club from Inverness Athletic. Lewis, 23, joins Saints having previously played with Inverness Athletic. A tall and imposing presence, he shows great promise in defence, having already spent several seasons playing at amateur level. Connor, 19, also of Inverness, played a full season for Inverness Athletic in the North Caledonian League, winning their Young Player of the Year award.
Adrian Voigt, 18, a newcomer not only to Saints but also to the local area, now resides in Lamington just outside Tain and is a former youth footballer with Portsmouth College Sport and Newport in the Isle of Wight. A German national, Adrian is 6’ 2 and possesses an educated left foot. He shows great promise in a forward role.
Former Scourie forward Daniel Hutchison joins Saints having spent most of his playing days competing at amateur level for Lochbroom and former North West Sutherland champions Lochinver - as well as a spell in Australia playing for Griffith City in New South Wales. Capable of playing in defence or midfield on the left hand side, over the years Daniel has also proven himself to be a danger going forward, possessing a keen eye for goal when required.
Goalkeeper Ryan Renwick is the latest addition to the ranks, coming in to provide additional competition for the number 1 shirt. An experienced North Caledonian League campaigner, Ryan’s former clubs include Inverness Athletic, Alness United and Bonar Bridge.