Queen of the South have bolstered their squad for the season ahead with seven new signings, one of which is Aidan Fitzpatrick from Norwich City.

The Palmerston side announced six new signings on Monday morning, Connor Shields, Rhys McCabe, Tommy Goss, Gregor Buchanan, Joe McKee and Dan Pybus. Norwich’s Scottish prospect was then revealed later in the afternoon.

Manager Allan Johnston has been able to bolster his squad after the majority of the senior players at Palmerston left the club as the financial implications of no football took their hold.

They were given a big boost last week though through a transfer in West Lothian. Lyndon Dykes’ move to QPR from Livingston in a seven-figure deal netted Queen of the South some much-needed funds through a sell-on clause they had from Dykes’ move from Dumfries to Livi.

Precious financial resources have been used to bring in players on one-year deals, with Fitzpatrick joining on loan from Norwich for the season. Johnston has reveled in capturing the young Canary and former Partick Thistle star with a ‘big future’ in football.

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The Dykes deal has given Queen of the South a boost. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

“Aidan is still young but has a very big future ahead of him in the game,” said Johnston (QOTS). “He already has experience of the Championship with Partick Thistle where his performances earned him a move to Norwich City.

“His time in England and his hunger to play regular first team football will hopefully be to our advantage. We are grateful to Norwich for giving him us on loan for the season and I’m sure he will fit well into the team that we are trying to build”.

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