Former Rangers midfielder Jack Thomson has helped Queen’s Park secure promotion to the Championship via the playoffs – months after leaving Ibrox on a permanent deal.
This afternoon the Spiders took on Airdrie in the second leg of their promotion playoff clash after a 1-1 draw in the first leg, with Simon Murray’s extra-time penalty sealing a 3-2 aggregate win.
Thomson has made 32 appearances for Queen’s Park, starting 23 times and impressing in their march to promotion.
He wasn’t the only ex-Ger involved with several featuring for Airdrie including Rhys McCabe, Calum Gallagher and Blair Currie.
Queen’s Park looking to return to Spiders’ glory days
Once upon a time, Queen’s were the pre-eminent Scottish club before professionalism and the rise of the Old Firm changed the landscape dramatically.
It’s been a long time since that was the case but the move away from Hampden seems to have invigorated Scotland’s oldest club.
The step into the Championship will be a massive one for them to take but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them upset the apple cart a little next season.
Although its unlikely the Queen’s Park will ever reach the highs of winning FA Cup and Scottish Cup, it’s great to see one of the great names of Scottish football climb the ranks again amid an influx of ‘new’ sides like Bonnyrigg Rose, Edinburgh City, Cove Rangers and Kelty Hearts to the SPFL.