Queen of the South have sent an emotional thanks to Stephen Dobbie as the former Crystal Palace star prepares to end his legendary stint at Palmerston.

The veteran forward – who has represented big clubs like Crystal Palace, Hibs and Swansea City – is Queen of the South’s second-highest scorer of all-time and has a statue outside the Palmerston club’s ground.

Former Crystal Palace forward Stephen Dobbie is leaving Queen of the South.

Former Crystal Palace forward Stephen Dobbie is leaving Queen of the South. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He will play his last game against Dundee on Friday as the Scottish Championship comes to a close, Queen of the South saying in a statement: “During his time with us he has certainly written himself into the history books.  With a record breaking 43 goals in one season he became our second top goal-scorer, scoring 166 times (so far).

“He  was also part of the 2008 squad that reached the Scottish Cup Final.  Off the park he is one of three players who have a statue outside the ground and was inducted into the clubs Hall of Fame.  These are just a small number of things that he has achieved during his time.

“Stephen is an inspiration and role model to any footballer, his commitment to the club both on and off park has been exceptional.  Friday will be an emotional day for many and it’s regretful that there will not be a crowd in the stadium to give Stephen the send off he deserves.  From everyone at the club – Thank You.

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