Muir and Berry exit the Hampden fold
Spiders boss Gus disappointed with the losses
Queen’s Park have confirmed that goalkeeper Wullie Muir has left the club to join fellow Ladbrokes League One side East Fife.
The 23 year old played nearly every single minute of the Spiders’ 2015/16 campaign and was part of the best defence in the division.
He kept an impressive record of 12 clean sheets and joins The Fifers with his gaffer’s best wishes.
Queen’s Park manager Gus MacPherson told the Reformer: “Wullie is away to East Fife and Vinnie Berry is at Stenhousemuir but that’s the nature of Queen’s Park.
“It’s disappointing to lose them as we hoped, with promotion, that we would be able to keep everyone but all the players leave with our best wishes.
“Chris Duggan is away to East Fife as well so these are players who we will meet again this season.
“We didn’t have the biggest squad and I don’t think Wullie missed a single game for us last season.
“Vinnie came in from the junior ranks and made a real difference but we know we have players who can step up to the plate this year.”
MacPherson also confirmed Conor O’Boyle, Ryan Hynes and James Baty have left the club.
The Spiders boss is now looking forward to entertaining former club Queen of the South at Hampden Park in his first competitive game as a league one boss in the Betfred Cup.
MacPherson managed the team at Palmerston Park during season 201112.
And now his side will play The Doonhamers at home on July 16 before travelling to Stenhousemuir on July 19.
MacPherson will then take his side to Airdrieonians’ Excelsior Stadium on July 26, before an intriguing final game against Premiership opposition in Partick Thistle on July 30.
The gaffer added: “They are some exciting games and the SFA are trying to freshen things up. I think it’s good for all the clubs.
“You can see we’ve got a Glasgow derby against Partick and against other teams in our division.
“We will look to compete and of course there will be some fresh faces that will come into the team.
“These are games we will be looking forward to.
“There has been a lot of changes since my time there (at Queen of the South) but that is our first game against Championship opposition and will be a game that will help us prepare for the league campaign.
“Away to Partick will be a tough game away from home but the games before that will be good for the season’s preparation and get the players game time.
“We’ll try, within the league cup and friendlies to utilise each of the players in the team.”
Queen’s Park are likely to announce their list of pre-season friendlies later this week and news of signings will follow next month.
Exit door Queen’s Park say goodbye to ‘keeper Wullie Muir