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2016-17

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2016-17

After the dust had settled on the poor showing of 2015/16, manager Alex Rae had a massive clear-out with no fewer than 13 players departing.

Loanee David Clarkson returned on a permanent deal and Kyle Hutton arrived from Queen of the South to start off the rebuilding process.

They were followed by ex Saints youth player Ben Gordon( Livingston), Goalkeeper Scott Gallagher(Alloa Athletic), defender Gary MacKenzie(Doncaster Rovers) and another ex Saint in John Sutton from St Johnstone.

On the eve of the big kick off the loan route was utilised again with the return of Lawrence Shankland from Aberdeen for another season and Rangers youngsters Tom Walsh and Ryan Hardie on loan deals until January.

The season started with the league Cup and a return to the group format of the 70's and 80's. In similar vein to Saints record in those days, they failed to progress from the group despite winning 3 of the four matches!
League form followed the poor showing in the league cup and after failing to record a win in the first six games, Alex Rae was sacked.
On the 4th October Jack Ross was announced as the new manager. He brought in former Kilmarnock defender James Fowler as assistant.

Competitive Results
Championship

 

06/08/2016

Morton

Greenhill Road

1-1

Sutton

13/08/2016

Raith Rovers

Starks Park

1-3

Hardie

20/08/2016

Hibernian

Greenhill Road

0-2

 

27/08/2016

Ayr United

Somerset Park

1-1

Walsh

10/09/2016

Queen of the South

Greenhill Road

1-3

Walsh

17/09/2016

Dumbarton

Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium

1-1

Hardie

24/09/2016

Dunfermline Athletic

East End Park

3-4

Sutton2 Hardie

01/10/2016

Falkirk

Greenhill Road

1-1

Walsh

15/10/2016

Dundee United

Greenhill Road

0-2

 

29/10/2016

Hibernian

Easter Road

0-2

 

01/11/2016

Morton

Cappielow

1-3

Gordon

05/11/2016

Dumbarton

Greenhill Road

0-1

 

19/11/2016

Dunfermline Athletic

Greenhill Road

0-1

 

03/12/2016

Falkirk

Falkirk Stadium

1-3

Morgan

06/12/2016

Queen of the South

Palmerston Park

3-2

Magennis Gordon Mallan

10/12/2016

Raith Rovers

Greenhill Road

1-0

Morgan

17/12/2016

Ayr United

Greenhill Road

1-1

Sutton

24/12/2016

Dundee United

Tannadice

1-2

Sutton

31/12/2016

Morton

Greenhill Road

1-1

MacKenzie

07/01/2017

Queen of the South

Greenhill Road

0-3

 

14/01/2017

Dunfermline Athletic

East End Park

1-1

MacKenzie

28/01/2017

Falkirk

Greenhill Road

1-2

Loy

04/02/2017

Dumbarton

Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium

2-2

Clarkson Davis

25/02/2017

Ayr United

Somerset Park

2-0

Sutton Morgan

01/03/2017

Hibernian

Greenhill Road

2-0

Demetriou2

08/03/2017

Raith Rovers

Starks Park

0-2

 

11/03/2017

Dunfermline Athletic

Greenhill Road

0-0

 

15/03/2017

Dundee United

Greenhill Road

3-2

Davis Mallan Morgan

18/03/2017

Queen of the South

Palmerston Park

2-0

Mallan Loy

01/04/2017

Ayr United

Greenhill Road

-

 

08/04/2017

Dumbarton

Greenhill Road

-

 

11/04/2017

Morton

Cappielow

-

 

15/04/2017

Falkirk

Falkirk Stadium

-

 

22/04/2017

Dundee United

Tannadice

-

 

29/04/2017

Raith Rovers

Greenhill Road

-

 

06/05/2017

Hibernian

Easter Road

-

 

Scottish Cup

29/11/2016

3rd Rnd

Spartans

Greenhill Road

5-1

Shankland2 Sutton McAllister Mallan  

21/01/2017

4th Rnd

Dundee

Dens Park

2-0

Sutton Baird 

11/02/2017

5th Rnd

East Fife

Bayview

3-2

Morgan2 Smith 

05/03/2017

1/4 Final

Celtic

Parkhead

1-4

Davis

League Cup

16/07/2016

Group stage

Livingston

Almondvale

3-2

Clarkson2 Morgan 

19/07/2016

Group stage

Ayr United

Greenhill Road

1-0

Baird

23/07/2016

Group stage

Hamilton Academical

New Douglas Park

0-3

-

30/07/2016

Group stage

Edinburgh City

Greenhill Road

3-0

Shankland Walsh Baird

League Challenge Cup

03/09/20163rd RndAlbion RoversCliftonhill4-3Morgan Mallan Sutton Shankland 
08/10/20164th RndHibernianEaster Road2-1Mallan Clarkson
13/11/20161/4 FinalAyr UnitedGreenhill Road2-1Sutton2
19/02/2017Semi FinalThe New SaintsGreenhill Road4-1McGinn Mallan Sutton Loy 
25/03/2017FinalDundee UnitedFir Park- 

 

Top scorers

League

Scottish
Cup

League
Cup

Challenge
Cup

Total

Sutton

6

2

0

4

12

Morgan

4

2

1

1

8

Mallan

3

1

0

3

7

Walsh

3

0

1

0

4

Clarkson

1

0

2

1

4

Shankland

0

2

1

1

4

Hardie

3

0

0

0

3

Loy

2

0

0

1

3

Davis

2

1

0

0

3

Baird

0

1

2

0

3

Demetriou

2

0

0

0

2

MacKenzie

2

0

0

0

2

Gordon

2

0

0

0

2

Magennis

1

0

0

0

1

Smith

0

1

0

0

1

McAllister

0

1

0

0

1

McGinn

0

0

0

1

1