Squad - Season 16/17

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1. Lee Robinson
Player/Coach
Position Goalkeeper
Date of Birth 02/07/86
Age 30
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 Finlay Patterson
Rob & Wendy Clark

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.

2. Jamie Hamill
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 29/07/86
Age 30
Contract Expiry May 2017
Joined Club June 2016
Left Club
Previous Clubs Kilmarnock, Hearts, Kilmarnock
Place of Birth Irvine
Sponsors www.badgesuperstore.com


Former Hearts and Kilmarnock player who played alongside Gavin Skelton at Kilmarnock. Comfortable in midfield and at right back

3. Jordan Marshall
Position Left Back
Date of Birth 27/10/96
Age 19
Contract Expiry May 2017
Joined Club June 2015
Left Club
Previous Clubs Carlisle United
Place of Birth Newcastle upon Tyne
Sponsors Queens Travel Club


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. Andy Dowie
Position Defender
Date of Birth 25/03/83
Age 33
Contract Expiry June 2017
Joined Club July 2013
Left Club
Previous Clubs Partick Thistle, Dunfermline, Ross County, Stranraer, Rangers
Place of Birth Glasgow
Sponsors A Boyd & Sons


Jim McIntyre’s first QoS signing with whom he had won the 2011 Scottish First Division with Dunfermline. 2014/15 player of the year in many supporters groups. Typically a centre back but has also played adeptly for Queens at right back. Dowie has 8 caps for Scotland u21s.

5. Darren Brownlie
Position Centre Back
Date of Birth 10/04/94
Age 22
Contract Expiry May 2017
Joined Club June 2015
Left Club
Previous Clubs Motherwell, Ayr, Partick, Cowdenbeath
Place of Birth Bellshill
Sponsors Norman Blount


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. Chris Higgins
Position Centre Back
Date of Birth 04/07/85
Age 31
Contract Expiry June 2017
Joined Club July 2011
Left Club
Previous Clubs Motherwell, Clyde, Dunfermline Athletic
Place of Birth Broxburn
Sponsors Charnwood Lodge
La Dolce Vita

Made Club Captain by Allan Johnston in Summer 2012. Left footed, the Centre Back has also played at Left Back if needed. 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.

7. Grant Anderson
Position Winger
Date of Birth 20/08/86
Age 30
Contract Expiry May 2017
Joined Club June 2016
Left Club
Previous Clubs Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, Stenhousemuir, Hamilton, Stenhousemuir(L), Raith Robers
Place of Birth
Sponsors Ricky Gillespie


Experienced winger who became Gavin Skeltons 3rd signing for the 16/17 season after leaving Raith Rovers

8. Mark Millar
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 23/02/88
Age 28
Contract Expiry May 2017
Joined Club January 2015
Left Club
Previous Clubs Celtic, Újpest, Falkirk, Dundee United, Falkirk, Peterhead
Place of Birth Greenock
Sponsors Ian Spence


Celtic youth team product who played on loan from the Parkhead outfit in 2009 with Újpest FC in Hungary. The central midfielder impressed playing with Falkirk against Queens. Announced as signed for Queens on 8 January 2015 from Peterhead. Skilful on the ball and combative in the tackle. Millar has represented Scotland at u19 three times & once at u21.

9. Derek Lyle
Position Forward
Date of Birth 13/02/81
Age 35
Contract Expiry May 2017
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


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.

10. Dale Hilson
Position Forward
Date of Birth 23/12/92
Age 23
Contract Expiry May 2017
Joined Club June 2015
Left Club
Previous Clubs Dundee United, Forfar Athletic
Place of Birth Stirling
Sponsors David Copeland


Former Dundee United youngster loaned 4 times to Forfar before transfering between the two clubs. Announced as signed by Fowler for Queens on 29 June 2015. A play linking forward who can also score when a chance arises.

11. Stephen Dobbie
Position Forward
Date of Birth 05/12/82
Age 33
Contract Expiry June 2017
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
Bruce Beswick
Tommy & Linda Carrutherstown
12. Steven Rigg
Position Forward
Date of Birth 30/06/92
Age 24
Contract Expiry May 2017
Joined Club July 2016
Left Club
Previous Clubs Keswick, Penrith, Carlisle Utd, Barrow(loan)
Place of Birth Keswick
Sponsors Murray Paterson


Forward from Keswick who scored 64 goals in 85 games for Penrith before signing for Carlisle. Injuries hampered his time there and signed for the club in 2016 after his release

14. Kyle Jacobs
Position Utility
Date of Birth 14/06/91
Age 25
Contract Expiry May 2017
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.

16. Scott Hooper
Position Defender
Date of Birth 14/01/95
Age 21
Contract Expiry May 2017
Joined Club July 2011
Left Club
Previous Clubs
Place of Birth Dumfries
Sponsors Ruth Green


Local boy and youth team product who plays in defence.

Recently returned from a loan spell at Queens Park

17. Jake Pickard
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 14/03/97
Age 19
Contract Expiry May 2017
Joined Club June 2013
Left Club
Previous Clubs Sunderland
Place of Birth Newcastle
Sponsors Wallamhill House B&B


18. Aidan Smith
Position Striker
Date of Birth 11/05/97
Age 19
Contract Expiry May 2017
Joined Club September 2008
Left Club
Previous Clubs
Place of Birth Dumfries
Sponsors Norman Blount
Dumfries Toolroom

Scored as a 17 year old as a late sub against Rangers at Ibrox on 10 March 2015.

19. Owen Moxon
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 17/01/98
Age 18
Contract Expiry May 2017
Joined Club June 2014
Left Club
Previous Clubs Carlisle United
Place of Birth Carlisle
Sponsors Dumfries Toolroom


20. James Atkinson
Position Goalkeeper
Date of Birth 06/01/95
Age 21
Contract Expiry June 2017
Joined Club July 2011
Left Club
Previous Clubs
Place of Birth Carlisle
Sponsors Shrewsbury Supporters Club


Agile reflex keeper with good distribution. QoS youth team product 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. Coped well when given starts as understudy to Zander Clark.

21. Robbie Thomson
Position Goalkeeper
Date of Birth 07/03/93
Age 23
Contract Expiry June 2017
Joined Club June 2015
Left Club
Previous Clubs Celtic, Stenhousemuir (L), Airdrie (L), Rochdale, Cowdenbeath
Place of Birth
Sponsors Just Cuts


Announced as signed on 28 May 2015 after playing well against Queens for Cowdenbeath in the single season just ended he spent with the Fifers. Signed by James Fowler as goalkeeping competition for Jim Atkinson. He has represented Scotland 14 times at age group level up to u19. Robbie is son of Scott Y Thomson whose penalty shoot out save v Celtic clinched the 1994 League Cup Final for Raith and played when they were 1-0 up away in the UEFA  Cup to F.C. Bayern in 1995.

22. Callum Tapping
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 05/06/93
Age 23
Contract Expiry May 2017
Joined Club July 2015
Left Club
Previous Clubs Brechin City, Hearts, Alloa Ath (L), Tottenham Hotspur, Hamilton Acad, Celtic
Place of Birth London
Sponsors Norman Blount
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.

25. Lyndon Dykes
Position Forward
Date of Birth 07/10/95
Age 20
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club June 2016
Left Club
Previous Clubs
Place of Birth Gold Coast, Australia
Sponsors Ross Corbett
AMD Contract Services

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

26. Jack Brannan
Loan - Out
Position Defender
Date of Birth 27/01/98
Age 18
Contract Expiry May 2017
Joined Club June 2014
Left Club
Previous Clubs Carlisle United
Place of Birth Carlisle
Sponsors


27. Connor Murray
Position Forward
Date of Birth 24/04/97
Age 19
Contract Expiry May 2017
Joined Club August 2015
Left Club
Previous Clubs St Mirren
Place of Birth Glasgow
Sponsors


28. Richard Murray
Position Defender
Date of Birth 04/03/97
Age 19
Contract Expiry May 2017
Joined Club July 2009
Left Club
Previous Clubs Kello Wanderers
Place of Birth Dumfries
Sponsors


29. Owen Bell
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 15/01/99
Age 17
Contract Expiry May 2017
Joined Club July 2012
Left Club
Previous Clubs Lochar Thistle Youths
Place of Birth Dumfries
Sponsors Roots


35. Dean Brotherston
Position Forward
Date of Birth 01/09/97
Age 18
Contract Expiry July 2017
Joined Club August 2009
Left Club
Previous Clubs Lochar Thistle
Place of Birth Dumfries
Sponsors Norman Blount
David Gardiner

Jack Leighfield
Loan - Out
Position Goalkeeper
Date of Birth 23/03/98
Age 18
Contract Expiry May 2017
Joined Club August 2010
Left Club
Previous Clubs Upper Annandale
Place of Birth Dumfries
Sponsors


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