Gus happy to keep his squad
Majority of players will stay at Hampden
Queen’s Park Gus MacPherson has said he is “delighted” with the amount of players he has managed to re- sign for next season.
In the close season QP, have typically struggled to keep hold of their star performers as clubs with bigger budgets swoop to secure their services.
However Gus is fairly pragmatic about the situation, previously telling the Reformer it was “all part of the job” at Queen’s Park.
Although there are a few names leaving, Gus has managed to re-sign a sizeable chunk of the playing squad.
Tony Quinn, Scott Gibson, Ryan Hynes, Bryan Wharton, Ciaran McElroy, Paul Woods, Vinnie Berry, Willie Muir, Gavin Mitchell, Conor McVey, David McWilliams, John Carter and Sam George will all be staying on.
However Lee Davison, Shaun Fraser, Blair Lochhead, Darren Miller, Shaun Rooney and Ross Gallacher have all departed to pastures new.
Gus said: “We’re delighted with the amount of players we’ve managed to keep. Some have moved on, but that was always going to happen and we wish them all the best. It’s all part of the job here at Queen’s Park.
“I’m glad we’ve got a stable core of players and I believe it stands us in good stead for next season.
“There’s obviously signings we’ll have to make to replace the players we’ve lost. It’s early doors but we have a few irons in the fire.”
Gus was also pleased to announce that QP’s pre-season schedule has been firmed up.
The Spiders will play Falkirk at Lesser Hampden on Saturday, July 4. This will be a closed door game.
Then on Tuesday, July 7, it’s East Kilbride Thistle at K Park. On Saturday 11 they will take on Broomhill at Lesser Hampden, which is also a closed door game.
And on Monday, July 13, they will travel to Durham for a pre season training camp.
Gus said: “We’ve got our fixtures sorted up until the Petroface Training Cup starts. I’m pleased with the schedule. The players are due back in next week for their fitness tests so the hard work will begin then.”
Squad numbers Gus MacPherson is pleased to have retained so many of his squad