The Squad - Season 14/15
Season

James Atkinson 20
Date of Birth 06/01/95
Place of Birth Carlisle
Position Goalkeeper
Previous Clubs
Joined Club July 2011
Contract Expiry June 2015
Left Club
Sponsor 1 Kev and Ali
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Squad Number 20
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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.


John Baird 9
Date of Birth 22/08/85
Place of Birth
Position Striker
Previous Clubs Raith, Partick, Dundee, Airdire, Brechin(L),, Montrose, Stenhousemuir(L),St Mirren,, Clyde
Joined Club May 2014
Contract Expiry June 2016
Left Club
Sponsor 1 Shrewsbury Supporters Club
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Squad Number 9
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Jim McIntyres first signing in the summer of 2014. A striker with a proven track record at Championship level


Paul Burns 7
Date of Birth 18/05/84
Place of Birth
Position Midfield
Previous Clubs
Joined Club September 2012
Contract Expiry June 2015
Left Club
Sponsor 1 Stuart WcWilliam and Family
Sponsor 2 Norman Blount
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Squad Number 7
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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 17
Date of Birth 21/06/90
Place of Birth Dumfries
Position Forward
Previous Clubs Gretna 2008
Joined Club June 2010
Contract Expiry June 2015
Left Club
Sponsor 1 Solway Training Services
Sponsor 2 Signcraft Signs Ltd
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Squad Number 17
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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.


Zander Clark 1
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), Queen of the South (L)
Joined Club July 2014
Contract Expiry June 2015
Left Club
Sponsor 1 Murray Paterson
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Squad Number 1
Profile

Young keeper back on loan for another season after a very succesful spell last season when he signed 18 October 2013 on a 28 day emergency loan from St Johnstone to cover injury to Calum Antell.


Andy Dowie 4
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 June 2015
Left Club
Sponsor 1 A Boyd & Sons
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Squad Number 4
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Jim McIntyre’s first signing with whom he won the 2011 Scottish First Division with Dunfermline.


Mark Durnan 5
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
Left Club
Sponsor 1 Finlay Patterson
Sponsor 2 William and Ruth Green
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Squad Number 5
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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 16
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
Left Club
Sponsor 1 Karen Priestley
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Squad Number 16
Profile

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.


James Fowler 26
Player/Coach
Date of Birth 26/10/80
Place of Birth Stirling
Position Midfield
Previous Clubs Kilmarnock, Cowdenbeath (L)
Joined Club June 2014
Contract Expiry June 2015
Left Club
Sponsor 1 Josie Blount
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Squad Number 26
Profile

After a long career with Kilmarnock, James has joined the club as Jim McIntyres number two in a player/coach role.


Chris Higgins 6
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 June 2015
Left Club
Sponsor 1 Parkdale Garage
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Squad Number 6
Profile

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 3
Date of Birth 25/01/93
Place of Birth Dumfries
Position Left Back
Previous Clubs
Joined Club August 2010
Contract Expiry June 2015
Left Club
Sponsor 1 Norman Blount
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Squad Number 3
Profile

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 22
Date of Birth 14/01/95
Place of Birth Dumfries
Position Defender
Previous Clubs
Joined Club July 2011
Contract Expiry June 2015
Left Club
Sponsor 1 Doonhamers Travel Club
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Squad Number 22
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Mark Kerr 8
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 2015
Left Club
Sponsor 1 Border Freight
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Squad Number 8
Profile

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.


Lewis Kidd 12
Date of Birth 30/01/95
Place of Birth Bellshill
Position Full Back / Midfield
Previous Clubs Celtic, Qos (L)
Joined Club June 2014
Contract Expiry June 2015
Left Club
Sponsor 1 Doug Smith
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Squad Number 12
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Young right back or midfielder who joined permanently after a successful loan spell from Celtic last season.


Salim Kouider-Aissa 25
Date of Birth 22/03/96
Place of Birth Glasgow
Position Forward
Previous Clubs Stenhousemuir
Joined Club August 2014
Contract Expiry June 2015
Left Club
Sponsor 1
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Squad Number 25
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Young striker signed to an apprentice contract after a trial period.


Derek Lyle 19
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 June 2015
Left Club
Sponsor 1 Fiona Kirkpatrick, Peterhead
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Squad Number 19
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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 14
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
Left Club
Sponsor 1 Jim Hastings
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Squad Number 14
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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 18
Date of Birth 20/12/92
Place of Birth Bellshill
Position Midfield
Previous Clubs
Joined Club July 2010
Contract Expiry June 2015
Left Club
Sponsor 1 Jim Hastings
Sponsor 2 Newtown Waste Solutions
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Squad Number 18
Profile

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 2
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 June 2015
Left Club
Sponsor 1 Dumfries Toolroom
Sponsor 2 B.P. Taxis, Kirkcudbright
Sponsor 3
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Squad Number 2
Profile

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.


Michael Paton 15
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 June 2015
Left Club
Sponsor 1 George Blount
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Squad Number 15
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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 10
Date of Birth 10/05/93
Place of Birth Dumfries
Position Striker
Previous Clubs
Joined Club July 2010
Contract Expiry June 2015
Left Club
Sponsor 1 W Dempster Roofing
Sponsor 2 Roger Turnbull
Sponsor 3 Devorgilla Doonhamers
Sponsor 4
Squad Number 10
Profile

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 11
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
Left Club
Sponsor 1 Charnwood Lodge
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Squad Number 11
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Local boy announced as having joined on 21 May 2103. Grandson of ex Scotland inside forward, Ian McMillan.


Patrick Slattery 21
Date of Birth 03/06/93
Place of Birth Dumfries
Position Midfield
Previous Clubs
Joined Club July 2011
Contract Expiry June 2015
Left Club
Sponsor 1 Queens Trust
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Squad Number 21
Profile

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.


Dean Smith 23
Date of Birth 13/05/96
Place of Birth Dumfries
Position Midfield
Previous Clubs
Joined Club May 2012
Contract Expiry June 2015
Left Club
Sponsor 1
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Squad Number 23
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Aidan Smith 24
Date of Birth 11/05/97
Place of Birth Dumfries
Position Forward
Previous Clubs
Joined Club September 2008
Contract Expiry June 2015
Left Club
Sponsor 1 Lochside Cafe
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Squad Number 24
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Left This Season
Connor Graham
Date of Birth 10/10/96
Place of Birth Dumfries
Position Midfield
Previous Clubs
Joined Club 19/11/10
Contract Expiry 09/06/15
Left Club 18/08/14
Sponsor 1
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