Tony Quinn hangs up his boots
Queen’s Park skipper Tony Quinn has made the decision to retire from playing for the Spiders.
The 35- year- old has been working hard to return to full fitness after suffering two leg breaks in his 15 years at the club.
But the captain, who had major surgery on a hip injury in early 2016, has decided to hang up his boots after his injury dictated that playing was no longer an option.
Quinn joined the club in season 2001/ 02 at the age of 20 and went on to make 391 appearances, scoring 48 goals. He remained loyal to the club and his amateur status for his entire playing career.
He will now take up a place in Gus MacPherson’s coaching staff.
His gaffer said: “The most important thing here is Tony. He’s certainly served his time for Queen’s Park, he’s been a real big example for any player, not just young players who have came through.
“It’s very disappointing for him that he’s had to come to this decision but he’s got a young daughter now and has got to think about his family life.
“We are delighted also that he’s come onto our coaching team.
“It’s not the same as playing, he’ll find that out, but it’s the next best thing to help players and guide them and get a response from them.”