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Tribute planned for 27-year-old former QoS footballer

Chris Mitchell spent three seasons at Queen of the South. Credit: Queen of the South

A minute of silence will be held before kick off by Clyde FC this evening, in tribute to footballer Chris Mitchell, who died last week.

The 27-year-old played for Falkirk, Ayr United, Bradford and Queen of the South, before moving to Clyde FC last summer.

He left the club this January, having made 18 appearances.

Mitchell spent three seasons with Queen of the South, winning the League One title and Challenge Cup.

In a statement, the club said:

Everyone at Queens is saddened to hear of the sudden death of Chris Mitchell who was a double winner with us in 2013.

Chris, who scored a penalty in the Ramsdens Cup Final shoot out against Partick Thistle, moved on to Clyde last summer.

Our condolences and thoughts go out to his family and friends, of which there are many still here at the club.

Rest in peace Mitch.

– Queen of the South

It is understood he died after being hit by a train near Stirling. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.