The Squad - Season 15/16
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James Atkinson
Date of Birth 06/01/95
Place of Birth Carlisle
Position Goalkeeper
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Joined Club July 2011
Contract Expiry June 2017
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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.


Darren Brownlie
Date of Birth 10/04/94
Place of Birth Bellshill
Position Defender
Previous Clubs Motherwell, Ayr, Partick, Cowdenbeath
Joined Club June 2015
Contract Expiry June 2016
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Paul Burns
Player/Coach
Date of Birth 18/05/84
Place of Birth
Position Midfield
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Joined Club September 2012
Contract Expiry June 2016
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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.


Ryan Conroy
Date of Birth 28/04/87
Place of Birth Vale of Leven
Position Midfield
Previous Clubs Celtic, Partick (L), QoS (L), Dundee, Raith
Joined Club June 2015
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One of James Fowlers first signings in the summer of 2015 after leaving Raith.


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 June 2016
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Jim McIntyre’s first signing with whom he won the 2011 Scottish First Division with Dunfermline.


James Fowler
Player/Manager
Date of Birth 26/10/80
Place of Birth Stirling
Position Midfield
Previous Clubs Kilmarnock, Cowdenbeath (L)
Joined Club June 2014
Contract Expiry June 2016
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After a long career with Kilmarnock, James has joined the club as Jim McIntyres number two in a player/coach role.

Officially took over as McIntyres replacement on the 30th September 2014 after three games as caretaker.


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 June 2016
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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.


Steven Higgins
Date of Birth 05/05/96
Place of Birth Bellshill
Position Forward
Previous Clubs Motherwell
Joined Club June 2015
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 Young striker who impressed in Motherwells Development squad last season


Scott Hooper
Date of Birth 14/01/95
Place of Birth Dumfries
Position Defender
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Joined Club July 2011
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Lewis Kidd
Date of Birth 30/01/95
Place of Birth Bellshill
Position Full Back / Midfield
Previous Clubs Celtic, Qos (L)
Joined Club June 2014
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Young right back or midfielder who joined permanently after a successful loan spell from Celtic last season.


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
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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.


Mark Millar
Date of Birth 23/02/88
Place of Birth Greenock
Position Midfield
Previous Clubs Celtic, Ujpest (Hun), Falkirk, Dundee United, Falkirk, Peterhead
Joined Club January 2015
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Former Celtic youngster who has enjoyed his best football with Falkirk and joined Queens shortly after the opening of the January 2015 window from Peterhead.


Jake Pickard
Date of Birth 14/03/97
Place of Birth Newcastle
Position Forward
Previous Clubs Sunderland
Joined Club June 2013
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Newcastle lad Jake joined the club in the summer of 2013 after being released by Sunderland. After making good progress over the following 18 months he was promoted to the the senior squad in November 2014, making his debut as a late substitute against Brora Rangers in the Scottish Cup.


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
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Local boy announced as having joined on 21 May 2013. Grandson of ex Scotland inside forward, Ian McMillan.


Shaun Rutherford
Date of Birth 03/10/96
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Position Defender
Previous Clubs Livingston
Joined Club June 2015
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Young left back signed when his Livingston contract expired


Gavin Skelton
Player / Assistant Manager
Date of Birth 27/03/81
Place of Birth Carlisle
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Previous Clubs Workington, Barrow, Hamilton, Kilmarnock, Gretna, Workington, Carlisle
Joined Club June 2015
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Appointed to James Fowlers coaching staff after a succesful stint as manager of Workington AFC


Aidan Smith
Date of Birth 11/05/97
Place of Birth Dumfries
Position Forward
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Joined Club September 2008
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Robbie Thomson
Date of Birth 07/03/93
Place of Birth
Position Goalkeeper
Previous Clubs Celtic, Stenhousemuir (L), Airdrie (L), Rochdale, Cowdenbeath
Joined Club June 2015
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Signed in the summer of 2015 to replace the, on loan, Zander Clark


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