Simon Murray has explained his reasoning for moving to Queen’s Park.

The Spiders have gone full-time ahead of the new season and manager Ray McKinnon has brought in a host of talent that will make his team strong contenders in League Two this season. Moving for the former Dundee United and Hibs man is perhaps their biggest.

Simon Murray has joined Queen’s Park. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Murray has spent the last two years in South Africa with Bidvest Wits but has now returned to Scotland. He made 28 appearances for  The Clever Boys, scoring 8 goals, much of his second season hampered by injury.

It’s a massive move regardless for Queen’s Park, who have already brought in Bob McHugh, Tommy Robson, Louis Longridge, Stuart Morrison, Lee Kilday, Michael Doyle and Grant Gillespie ahead of the new season.

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Ex-Hibs and Dundee United man Murray has explained his move to League Two: “It feels great to have joined the club. I’ve been speaking to the manager over the last couple of weeks and it’s pleasing to get the deal done.

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Murray has dropped to the third tier. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“It’s clearly an exciting time and I’m excited to be part of it.  The ambitions of this club and where the club are looking to go were the driving factor in my decision to choose Queen’s Park and I can’t wait to get going.”

Manager McKinnon has hailed the signing as a huge bit of business for the Spiders: “This is a massive signing for the club and a real statement of intent regarding our ambitions.

“To be able to bring in a player of Simon’s calibre is hugely satisfying, and I would like to offer my thanks to everyone at the club who has worked hard to make this happen.

“Simon is a proven goal scorer who is humble and hard working.  He has really bought into what we want to do at the club and I’m just delighted to have him on board.”

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