Tony Quinn hangs up his boots

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

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.”

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