Squad - Season 17/18

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1. Alan Martin
Position Goalkeeper
Date of Birth 01/01/89
Age 28
Contract Expiry May 2019
Joined Club June 2017
Left Club
Previous Clubs
Place of Birth Glasgow
Sponsors


The third summer signing ahead of the 2017/18 season, Alan was a stand-out in Dumbartons side last season.

2. Shaun Rooney
Position Defender
Date of Birth 26/07/96
Age 20
Contract Expiry June 2018
Joined Club June 2017
Left Club
Previous Clubs Queens Park, Dunfermline, York City
Place of Birth Bellshill
Sponsors


Signed from York City to boost the defence, Shaun is a young defender who can play right back or in the centre of defence.

3. Jordan Marshall
Position Left Back
Date of Birth 27/10/96
Age 20
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club June 2015
Left Club
Previous Clubs Carlisle United
Place of Birth Newcastle upon Tyne
Sponsors


An attacking left back product of the Carlisle United Academy announced by James Fowler on 29 June 2015 as having signed after being involved with Queens in the latter part of the previous season.

4. Callum Fordyce
Position Defender
Date of Birth 23/06/92
Age 25
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club June 2017
Left Club
Previous Clubs Livingston, Clyde (L), Dunfermline
Place of Birth Livingston
Sponsors


Gary Naysmiths second signing ahead of the 17/18 season. Callum was captain of Dunfermline last season

5. Darren Brownlie
Position Centre Back
Date of Birth 10/04/94
Age 23
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club June 2015
Left Club
Previous Clubs Motherwell, Ayr, Partick, Cowdenbeath
Place of Birth Bellshill
Sponsors


Centre back announced as signed by James Fowler on 17 June 2015. Fowler played for Cowdenbeath on loan from January 18th to 25 March in 2014 with Brownlie in the team with him.

6. Callum Tapping
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 05/06/93
Age 24
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club July 2015
Left Club
Previous Clubs Brechin City, Hearts, Alloa Ath (L), Tottenham Hotspur, Hamilton Acad, Celtic
Place of Birth London
Sponsors Jim Hastings


Born in London to a Scottish mother and English father. Moved to Scotland as a 6 year old and later attended Larbert High School. Described by coaching staff at Hearts as, ’Diligent, conscientious, can see a pass, gets forward’. Signed by James Fowler after impressing as a trialist in a closed door friendly v Clyde on 4 July 2015. Tapping has 3 Scotland u19 caps & 1 at u21 from a 1-1 draw in Greece.

7. Andy Stirling
Position Winger
Date of Birth 05/03/90
Age 27
Contract Expiry May 2019
Joined Club June 2017
Left Club
Previous Clubs Stenhousemuir, East Stirling, Kitsap Pumas, Stranraer, Dunfermline, Stirling (L), Stranraer, Dumbarton
Place of Birth Paisley
Sponsors


An ex Stranraer winger who signed on a pre-contract while at Dumbarton

8. John Rankin
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 27/06/83
Age 34
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club January 2017
Left Club
Previous Clubs Ross County, ICT, Hibs, Dundee Utd, Falkirk
Place of Birth Bellshill
Sponsors KBT Pharmacy


The experienced midfielder was Gary Naysmiths first permanent signing, joining in January 2017 on an 18 month contract after leaving Falkirk

9. Derek Lyle
Position Forward
Date of Birth 13/02/81
Age 36
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club August 2012
Left Club
Previous Clubs Partick Thistle, East Stirlngshire (L), QoS (L), QoS, Stirling A (L), Dunfermline Ath (L), Dundee, Hamilton, Morton, Hamilton, Cowdenbeath
Place of Birth Glasgow
Sponsors Fiona Kirkpatrick, Peterhead
Grajen

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. Returned after 6 years away for the 2012/13 league and cup double season making Lyle the 1st ever player to play in 4 senior trophy winning teams for Queen of the South. A fitness fanatic who supplements his football exercise with regular additional training in a boxing gym.

11. Stephen Dobbie
Position Forward
Date of Birth 05/12/82
Age 34
Contract Expiry June 2018
Joined Club August 2016
Left Club
Previous Clubs Rangers, Hibernian, St Johnstone, Dumbarton (L), Queen of the South, Swansea City, Blackpool (L), Brighton & Hove Albion, Crystal Palace, Blackpool (L), Fleetwood Town (L), Bolton Wanderers
Place of Birth Glasgow
Sponsors Dumfries Toolroom
Jardine Roofing Ltd

14. Kyle Jacobs
Position Utility
Date of Birth 14/06/91
Age 26
Contract Expiry May 2019
Joined Club June 2015
Left Club
Previous Clubs Livingston, Kilmarnock (L)
Place of Birth Johannesburg
Sponsors Roger Turnbull


South African born Kyle was part of football history described by UEFA  as, "almost certainly a European and world first". On 27 April 2010 he played as one of four brothers in the same team (alongside his fellow triplets Sheldon and Devon plus eldest brother Keaghan in a 2-0 win for Livi v Albion Rovers). Kyle joined James Fowler on the playing staff for half a season at Killie from August 2013. Jacobs scored the only goal, a 78th minute penalty, against QoS to keep Livi up on the last day of the regular 2014/15 league season. Jacobs was announced by James Fowler on 29 June 2015 as being signed by QoS for his versatility.

17. Connor Murray
Position Forward
Date of Birth 24/04/97
Age 20
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club August 2015
Left Club
Previous Clubs St Mirren
Place of Birth Glasgow
Sponsors


18. Ross Fergusson
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 01/04/97
Age 20
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club June 2016
Left Club
Previous Clubs
Place of Birth Dumfries
Sponsors


19. Owen Bell
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 15/01/99
Age 18
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club July 2012
Left Club
Previous Clubs Lochar Thistle Youths
Place of Birth Dumfries
Sponsors


20. Jack Leighfield
Position Goalkeeper
Date of Birth 23/03/98
Age 19
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club August 2010
Left Club
Previous Clubs Upper Annandale
Place of Birth Dumfries
Sponsors


21. Daniel Carmichael
Position Winger
Date of Birth 21/06/90
Age 27
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club October 2016
Left Club
Previous Clubs Hibernian, Gretna 2008
Place of Birth Dumfries
Sponsors Willie Green
KBT Pharmacy

22. Jesse Akubuine
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 08/03/98
Age 19
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club August 2016
Left Club
Previous Clubs Brentford, Peterborough United
Place of Birth Bolton
Sponsors


23. Lee Robinson
Player/Coach
Position Goalkeeper
Date of Birth 02/07/86
Age 31
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club June 2016
Left Club
Previous Clubs Rangers, Morton (Loan), QoS (Loan), Kilmarnock, QoS (loan), Ostersunds FK, Raith Rovers, Rangers
Place of Birth Sunderland
Sponsors


Signed in June 2016 for a third spell at Queens, this time as a player and goalkeeper coach. Robinson’s goalkeeping earned him QoS 2011/12 Player of the Year recognition. His penalty shoot out save separated the sides in the Challenge Cup win against Rangers at Ibrox. Notched his 100th senior QoS appearance in the 5-0 thrashing of Stranraer. Man of the match in the Challenge Cup Final win v Partick for his immense penalty scoring and saving heroics. Profiled in detail elsewhere on this website.

24. Scott Mercer
Position Defender
Date of Birth 18/06/95
Age 22
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club January 2017
Left Club
Previous Clubs Dunfermline Athletic, East Fife
Place of Birth Kirkcaldy
Sponsors


25. Lyndon Dykes
Position Forward
Date of Birth 07/10/95
Age 21
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club June 2016
Left Club
Previous Clubs
Place of Birth Gold Coast, Australia
Sponsors


Young Australian forward with local relatives who was previously at the club before returning to Australia in January 2015. Signed again for the 2016/17 season

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