Former Rovers player Jim Beattie has sadly lost his battle with Motor Neurone disease. Jim started off as a Celtic Youth player and was part of the Scotland u16 squad that made the World cup final in 1989. He moved on to St Mirren. Jim signed to Albion Rovers from Ayr United between 1993-95 playing 26 times. He would go onto appear for Petershill and Ashfield Juniors .