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Rangers boss Ally McCoist has confirmed he is interested in Queen of the South striker Nicky Clark

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Scottish second division champions thank fans for their support at their first home game since being crowned.

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Queen of the South prepare for Rangers

Queens won their legaue and the Ramsdens Cup last season Credit: ITV News Border

Queen of the South welcome Rangers to Palmerston Park tonight for the quarter-final of the Ramsdens Cup.

The Doonhamers knocked the Glasgow giants out of the cup at the same stage last year after a dramatic penalty shoot-out at Ibrox.

Jim McIntyre's side are hoping to get back to winning ways after their home defeat to Raith Rovers, but Ally McCoist's men will be coming to Dumfries looking for revenge.

More than 6,000 tickets have already been sold, but there are still some seats left for Queen of the South fans.

Tickets for the game, which kicks off at 7.45pm, can be bought at Palmerston Park until 3pm today.

Doonhamers delight at fans cash windfall

Queen of the South football ground Credit: ITV News Border

Queen of the South have been given a major financial boost after a group of shareholders waived their loans to the club- amounting to a donation of around £500,000.

Former chairmen David Rae and Norman Blount, along with current chairman Billy Hewitson, director Craig Paterson and former director Mark Robertson and Mrs Jane Houliston, all made substantial loads during the past two decades.

In a statement after the announcement, the Board passed on their sincere thanks and described it as outstanding news for the future welfare of the club.

The donations mean that Queens will now move forward without any debt on the balance sheet.

Businessman Norman Blount, who waived his £200,000 loan, said there is great respect for the ideas of chairman Billy Hewitson and feels that going into the new season debt-free would give him a solid base to work from.

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