The Squad - Season 13/14
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Calum Antell
Date of Birth 13/06/92
Place of Birth Abergavenny
Position Goalkeeper
Previous Clubs Hibernian, East Stirling (L), East Fife (L), Brechin City (L)
Joined Club July 2013
Contract Expiry May 2014
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New boss Jim McIntyres second signing

Returned from a short term loan spell at Brechin City on January 15th 2014


James Atkinson
Date of Birth 06/01/95
Place of Birth Carlisle
Position Goalkeeper
Previous Clubs
Joined Club July 2011
Contract Expiry June 2015
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Young goalkeeper who has been the regular second choice keeper since January 2012. Made his first team debut as a late substitute in the final match of the 2012-13 season away to Albion Rovers.


Paul Burns
Date of Birth 18/05/84
Place of Birth
Position Midfield
Previous Clubs
Joined Club September 2012
Contract Expiry June 2015
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The Ayrshire lad secured his place in club history by scoring the second goal in the epic Scottish Cup semi final win over Aberdeen in 2008. After departing for a season in the SPL with Dunferlmine he returned early in the 2012/13 double winning season. 27 July 2013 against Spartans in the Challenge Cup was Burns’ 300th QoS 1st team appearance.


Daniel Carmichael
Date of Birth 21/06/90
Place of Birth Dumfries
Position Forward
Previous Clubs Gretna 2008
Joined Club June 2010
Contract Expiry May 2014
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Nippy and tricky attacking player who joined in a two year deal from Gretna 2008 at the end of the 2009/10 season. The deal had been set up by Gordon Chisholm before he left. Among Carmichael’s goals was a strike in Allan Johnston’s first game in charge. 2012/13 divisional player of the year nominee (won by Nicky Clark), Carmichael signed a contract extension on 26 April 2013.


Andy Dowie
Date of Birth 25/03/83
Place of Birth Glasgow
Position Defender
Previous Clubs Partick Thistle, Dunfermline, Ross County, Stranraer, Rangers
Joined Club July 2013
Contract Expiry May 2014
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Jim McIntyre’s first signing with whom he won the 2011 Scottish First Division with Dunfermline.


Mark Durnan
Date of Birth 28/11/92
Place of Birth Glasgow
Position Centre Back
Previous Clubs St Johnstone, Arbroath (L), Stranraer (L), Elgin City (L)
Joined Club July 2012
Contract Expiry June 2015
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Big, tall & strong centre back announced on 25th July 2012 as having joined QoS at 19 years old from St Johnstone. A mainstay of the double winning side. As well as his primay duties in defence, Durnan chips in with useful goals when he gets on the end of set piece deliveries.


Kevin Dzierzawski
Date of Birth 28/06/91
Place of Birth Michigan, USA
Position Midfield
Previous Clubs Dartmouth College, Roadrunners SC
Joined Club August 2013
Contract Expiry June 2015
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Young American who became Jim McIntyre’s third new signing after the club successfully appealed for a work permit on his behalf. Previously a captain at Ivy League, Dartmouth College. Profiled in greater detail at this link.


Chris Higgins
Date of Birth 04/07/85
Place of Birth Broxburn
Position Centre Back
Previous Clubs Motherwell, Clyde, Dunfermline Athletic
Joined Club July 2011
Contract Expiry May 2014
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Made Club Captain by Allan Johnston in Summer 2012. Left footed, the Centre Back has also played at Left Back. Joined Queens in July 2011 immediately after winning the First Division title with Dunfermline. A dependable leader as well as a fine player, he is the first ever QoS Captain to win a senior double of league and cup.


Kevin Holt
Date of Birth 25/01/93
Place of Birth Dumfries
Position Left Back
Previous Clubs
Joined Club August 2010
Contract Expiry June 2015
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A left footed player, Holt joined the u19 squad on a part time deal whilst learning a career in banking but went full time with the first team squad from the start of season 2011/12. Another who enjoyed an excellent season when winning the double in 2012/13.


Scott Hooper
Date of Birth 14/01/95
Place of Birth Dumfries
Position Defender
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Joined Club July 2011
Contract Expiry June 2014
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Mark Kerr
Date of Birth 02/03/82
Place of Birth Bellshill
Position Midfield
Previous Clubs Partick Thistle, Dundee, Dunfermline Ath, Aberdeen, Dundee United, Falkirk
Joined Club February 2014
Contract Expiry June 2014
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Experienced midfielder who signed for Queens following his release by Partick Thistle at the end of the January 2014 window. Had previously played for a number of clubs at the top level, including five seasons at Dundee United and a spell in Greek football.


Derek Lyle
Date of Birth 13/02/81
Place of Birth Glasgow
Position Forward
Previous Clubs Partick Thistle, QoS, Dunfermline Ath, QoS, Dundee, Hamilton, Morton, Hamilton, Cowdenbeath
Joined Club August 2012
Contract Expiry May 2014
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Much travelled forward rejoined QoS in August 2012. Something of a Palmerston trophy magnet, he was previously at Queens for 4 years including the 2002 Division Two Championship and Challenge Cup wins. Lyle scored the second goal in that Challenge Cup Final. Over 100 QoS 1st team appearances in that 1st spell. His involvment in the 2012/13 league and cup double makes the tanned talisman the 1st ever player to play in 4 senior trophy winning teams for Queen of the South.


Stephen McKenna
Date of Birth 25/11/85
Place of Birth Glasgow
Position Central Midfield
Previous Clubs Rangers, Airdrie Utd
Joined Club August 2009
Contract Expiry June 2015
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Signed two days before the start of the 2009/10 league campaign. Determined and competitive ball winner also able to find his own men with the ball. He scored with long range screamers two weeks in a row in 2011/12. Now over 100 first team QoS appearances to his credit.


Ian McShane
Date of Birth 20/12/92
Place of Birth Bellshill
Position Midfield
Previous Clubs
Joined Club July 2010
Contract Expiry June 2015
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One of a number of u19’s to sign on as a Modern Apprentice in July 2010 Ian made his first team debut soon after but a bad injury robbed him of the bulk of two season. Re-signed by Jim McIntyre after proving his fitness in pre-season 2013.


Chris Mitchell
Date of Birth 21/07/88
Place of Birth Stirling
Position Defence / midfield
Previous Clubs Ayr United (loan), Falkirk, Bradford City
Joined Club July 2012
Contract Expiry May 2014
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Former Scotland u21 internationalist who joined the club on 26 July 2012 after a year with Bradford City. Mitchell scored nine minutes into his competitive debut in the 5-2 League Cup win against Alloa. He had previously played for Falkirk for four years. Mitchell played in all the big cup games against Hibs, Rangers, Dundee United and Kilmarnock. With an excellent season in the double winning campaign he was announced as signing a 1 year contract extension on 17 April 2013.


Craig Neill
Date of Birth 21/04/96
Place of Birth Dumfries
Position Full Back
Previous Clubs
Joined Club June 2012
Contract Expiry May 2014
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Michael Paton
Date of Birth 25/03/89
Place of Birth Greenock
Position Forward
Previous Clubs Aberdeen, Brechin City (L), Stockport County (L)
Joined Club March 2013
Contract Expiry May 2014
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A product of Aberdeen youth academy, Paton also played competitive first team football in loan spells at Brechin and Stockport. At Aberdeen he scored against both sides of the Old Firm. Announced himself to the Queens faithful in spectacular style with two strikes from outside the box in the 6-0 title clinching fixture away to Brechin. Paton also played in the Challenge Cup Final win v Partick to give him two winners medals within weeks of joining QoS.


Gavin Reilly
Date of Birth 10/05/93
Place of Birth Dumfries
Position Striker
Previous Clubs
Joined Club July 2010
Contract Expiry May 2014
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Signed a part time deal in July 2010 after turning down the offer of a Modern Apprenticeship place in favour of a non-football apprenticeship. Made his debut soon after and scored against Dumbarton but then spent most of the rest of the season on loan to Gretna 2008. Reilly scored his first senior hat trick on 1st September 2012 in the 6-0 win against Arbroath. He scored the second Queens goal in the cup wins against both Hibs and Rangers. Another announced on 17 April 2013 as having signed a one year contract extension


Iain Russell
Date of Birth 14/11/82
Place of Birth Dumfries
Position Forward
Previous Clubs Motherwell, Dumbarton (loan and non loan), Brechin City, Greenock Morton, Stirling Albion (L), Livingston.
Joined Club May 2013
Contract Expiry June 2015
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Local boy announced as having joined on 21 May 2103. Grandson of ex Scotland inside forward, Ian McMillan.


Patrick Slattery
Date of Birth 03/06/93
Place of Birth Dumfries
Position Midfield
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Joined Club July 2011
Contract Expiry June 2015
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Coming through from the youth set, Slattery scored two in the 2012 under 19 Scottish Cup semi final win, 5-4, against Dundee United. His 1st team debut was late in the double winning season.


Aidan Smith
Date of Birth 11/05/97
Place of Birth Dumfries
Position Forward
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Joined Club September 2008
Contract Expiry May 2014
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Derek Young
Date of Birth 27/05/80
Place of Birth Glasgow
Position Midfield
Previous Clubs Aberdeen, Dunfermline, St Johnstone, Partick Thistle, Aberdeen, Grindavik, Morton
Joined Club August 2012
Contract Expiry May 2014
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Ex Scotland u21 internationalist. Experienced, sensible, get and give midfielder who played for Aberdeen along with Barry Nicholson when Queens won 4-3 in the 2008 Scottish Cup semi final. He joined QoS in August 2012 debuting on the 4th as a registered QoS player in the 5-2 win against Alloa. An astute Allan Johnston signing.


Zander Clark
Loan - In
Date of Birth 26/06/92
Place of Birth Glasgow
Position Goalkeeper
Previous Clubs Rangers, Celtic, Hamilton Academical, St Johnstone, Elgin City (L)
Joined Club October 2013
Contract Expiry May 2014
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Young keeper signed 18 Aug 2013 on a 28 day emergency loan from St Johnstone to cover injury to Calum Antell. Debuted on 19 Aug 2013 away at Dundee.


Lewis Kidd
Loan - In
Date of Birth 30/01/95
Place of Birth Bellshill
Position Full Back / Midfield
Previous Clubs Celtic
Joined Club February 2014
Contract Expiry May 2014
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Young right back or midfielder who joined on loan from Celtic following Ryan McGuffie’s departure having played in their Youth Champions League fixtures.


Bob McHugh
Loan - In
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Position Striker
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Joined Club January 2014
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Young striker signed on loan from Motherwell until the end of the season


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Ryan McGuffie
Date of Birth 22/07/80
Place of Birth Dumfries
Position Defence / Midfield
Previous Clubs Queens Park, Annan Athletic, Newcastle United, Gretna, Greenock Morton
Joined Club 18/05/10
Contract Expiry 31/05/14
Left Club 15/02/14
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Highly experienced local lad of positional versatility who finally signed for his home town club in 2010. Scored for Gretna in the 2006 Scottish Cup Final. For Queens he scored the winning penalty in the shoot out in the Challenge Cup win against Rangers at Ibrox. Vice Captain in the double winning season but Captain for the day of his 100th QoS appearance.

Left the club in February 2014 to take up an opportunity in Australia


Daniel Orsi
Date of Birth 31/03/92
Place of Birth Dumfries
Position Winger
Previous Clubs
Joined Club 31/07/10
Contract Expiry 31/12/13
Left Club 31/12/13
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   Another to have gained Scottish representative honours, Orsi signed a Modern Apprenticeship deal.  Orsi impressed greatly when breaking through to the first team before serious injury meant months out the game. Finding regular first team football difficult to come by on his return, Orsi spent time on loan at Annan.