It's Goodbye from Dan

Five years after signing from Gretna 2008, Danny Carmichael said goodbye to Queens today. The lure of a two year contract offer from Hibernian proved too strong and the popular winger will be Edinburgh based from next season.

Dumfries born Danny came through the youth set up at Palmerston before moving on to Workington and then Gretna. He signed a pre-contract to return to Queens as a professional in 2010 when Gordon Chisholm was still manager but found Kenny Brannigan in charge by the time he reported for duty. Over the next five years Dan made 142 starts and 54 substitute appearances for the club, coming up just short of 200 in total. He was by no means a prolific scorer in his time but chipped in with 15 goals along the way, mostly in his first three seasons, with just one, the close range finish against Hearts at Palmerston, coming in the past two seasons. He worked under five different managers in his five years (Brannigan, MacPherson, Johnston, McIntyre and Fowler) but was usually a first choice under all of them. He won a Second Division Championship medal and Ramsdens Cup Winners medal under Allan Johnston and was also a runner up in the then Alba Challenge Cup in 2010 under Brannigan.  In 2013 he was one of the four nominees for Second Division Player of the Season, though was beaten in the vote by his team-mate Nicky Clark.

Speaking to the website tonight Danny said, "By now most people will know I've agreed to join Hibernian in the summer. It's not been an easy decision to leave my home town club but I think it's the right move for me at this stage in my career. I've loved my time with Queens and I just want to thank the manager, all my team-mates and all the staff at the club for the help they've given me during my time here. I'd also like to thank the fans for all the support they've given me. They have been brilliant with me from the day I arrived at the club. I wish Queens the very best of luck for the future and theirs will be the first result I'll look for."

Everyone at the club would like in turn to wish Dan the best of luck with his new club. Except when he plays against us of course!