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Hutton and Heffernan join Queen of the South

Queen of the South sign Paul Heffernan and Kyle Hutton Credit: PA

Former Rangers midfielder Kyle Hutton and former Kilmarnock and Hibernian striker Paul Heffernan, who finished last season with Dundee, have this morning both signed with Queen of the South football club

Their contracts will take them through to January.

Kyle will take the squad number 16 and Paul will have number 18.

The duo join the club ahead of the Doonhamers' trip to Livingston in the Scottish Championship on Saturday.

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Rangers knock Queen of the South out of play-offs

Queen of the South have been knocked out of the Scottish Championship play-offs at the hands of Rangers.

Trailing 2-1 from the first-leg at Palmerston Park, the Doonhamers took a surprise lead in the return tie at Ibrox through Derek Lyle in the second-half.

But the Glasgow giants hit back on the hour mark through Lee Wallace, giving them a 3-2 aggregate win.

Queens defender Andy Dowie signs new contract

Andy Dowie Credit: Queen of the South FC

Queen of the South have announced that defender Andy Dowie has signer a new contract, keeping him at Palmerston Park for another year.

"Andy has been outstanding this season and to have secured him for another year is fantastic news.

"We see him as a key part of the squad and having already re-signed Chris Higgins, Derek Lyle and Iain Russell for another campaign is really positive.

"We also already have Ian McShane under contract, so things are starting to take shape for next season".

– James Fowler, Manager, Queen of the South

Three sign extensions at Queen of the South

Three players have signed new deals at Queen of the South.

Captain Chris Higgins, top scorer Derek Lyle and his fellow attacker Iain Russell, have all agreed one year extensions to their current contracts.

Chris Higgins Credit: PA
Derek Lyle Credit: PA
Iain Russell Credit: PA

The team's manager is hoping other players will sign in the coming weeks:

I'm delighted that the players have pledged their future to the club for next season, they have been key players for us and are big characters within the squad.

They have played a big part in the success that we have had so far this campaign and deserve the reward of an extension. Discussions with other players continue and I hope to get a few more tied up in the coming weeks."

– Manager James Fowler, Queen of the South
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