Player/ Board Update

On the Pitch -

As you can see the club has began the off season in electric fashion acting quickly to build a squad for the forthcoming season. With the arrival of new signings Benjamin Luissent, Matty Douglas, Brennan Dickenson, Reece Lyon and Ross Stewart. While also retaining the services of Ben Johnstone, Niall Rogerson and Charlie Cowie. 

The club are now able to confirm upon the expiration of his current contract that Craig McGuffie will not be returning to Palmerston Park in the coming season.  We wish Craig well and thank him for his service to the club.

He joins Josh Todd, Gavin Reilly, Paul McKay, Jordan Houston, Finlay Kennedy, Jay Burns, Gordon Botterill, Cammy Logan, Harvey Walker and Efe Ambrose in moving on over the summer. 

Further negotiations are ongoing with members of last season’s squad and we will update any news when we have it. 

Off the Pitch :
The club has also began making improvements off the field, we have now stripped out the portacabin toilets as the club looks to improve this as well as relaying the front row of the main stand. Our painting regime has started, as the Oakbank terracing has had all barriers painted, this alongside all yellow edgings in the main stand. Further improvements are still planned, including strimming behind the terracing that is undertaken every summer as well as replacing the broken seats in the BDS Stand. Most of the seating is now changed over, however we are still working on a select few in which metal work needs to be attended too. Furthermore the arena carpark has had all gulleys lifted and concreated. Obviously we would love to do more and we will also again be running a fan clean-up for some of the jobs to get fans involved over the close season.
We are delighted to let you all know that we are brining training back to Palmerston Park. We will now run a hybrid training program, using both our training facilities in Hamilton and here at home in Dumfries. We think it is really important that our players get a home game feeling at Palmerston Park. 

As usual we will be running an open training session in pre-season, which will give our fans a chance to come and see a session run by Peter Murphy and his coaching staff.

We are also delighted to announce that the newly appointed CEO Dan Armstrong  will be doing monthly updates to keep everyone up to date over the course of the season.

Season ticket sales have made a good start and I would appeal to you all to get behind the club and get back to Palmerston in your numbers.

We at the club hope you all enjoy the off season and I look forward to seeing you all at Palmerston very soon.